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Northamptonshire Children's Trust

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Pay and benefits

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Northamptonshire Children’s Trust has ensured its salary and benefits packages are aligned with other authorities and ensure workers have a good work-life balance and encompass flexible and remote working.

Pay and benefits include:

• Highly competitive salaries
• £6,000 welcome bonus for social workers, senior social workers and advanced practitioners within our safeguarding and support, duty and assessment, courts and children with disabilities teams
• £4,000 welcome bonus for social workers, senior social workers and advanced practitioners across all other social work teams
• Retention bonuses for established personnel
• Social Work England annual registration costs paid
• Flexible working practices, including home working, compressed hours, flexi time and a nine day fortnight* (*dependent upon team and needs of organisation).
• The opportunity to personally contribute to improving the service through working groups and forums
• Monthly, high-quality supervision
• Up to 27 day’s annual leave plus bank holidays (with service rises to 32 days plus bank holidays)
• Opportunity to buy back up to 5 weeks of additional holiday each year
• Subsidised local authority pension scheme
• Additional 12 weeks of maternity leave at 50%
• Employee discount schemes
• £8,000 relocation allowance for those wishing to relocate closer to Northampton to join us permanently
• Signs of Safety training
• An onsite academy delivering a variety of learning & development opportunities
• Supportive, caring, friendly teams of people, who love working here
• Heavily subsidised city centre parking
• Regular engagement opportunities with the CEO

Employee Support

Northamptonshire recognises that change and challenges can be a part of life and we are committed to supporting employees through significant moments in their working and home life.

A free and confidential employee assistance programme is available for all employees. This can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is also an online wellbeing portal that offers a range of self-help tools such as exercise classes, health promotion and workshops in areas such as stress management.

There are also a number of flexible working and special/compassionate leave policies in place alongside specific guidance for managers on how to support employees through challenging personal circumstances such as those suffering from domestic violence or those with caring responsibilities.