Hampshire County Council

Employer Profile

Welcome to Hampshire County Council’s Employer Profile.


Here you can see key data, learn about the culture and meet the managers of the organisation before applying for a job in either children’s or adult social services departments.


Find out more about the teams, the leadership, the pay and benefits as well as the council’s approach to social work before deciding if they are the right employer for you.

Outstanding rating

Hampshire was named outstanding in all areas of practice in its June 2019 Ofsted inspection.


The award reflects the authority’s track record of excellence in improving outcomes for children.


The senior leadership team has a combined experience of over 60 years and with that a unique understanding of children’s social care and what it means to be a children’s social worker.


Click here to keep reading.

Our Approach

Meet your team


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Working in Hampshire

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Qualified workers are entitled to five days of continuous professional development. Hampshire’s tailored graduate entry training scheme provides the equivalent for its newly qualified social workers. Click here to keep reading.

Hampshire’s Adult’s Health and Care teams deliver care for older people and adults with learning disabilities. The County’s Outstanding Children and Families branch keeps children safe and protected. Find out more about careers in Children’s and Adult’s Services. Click here to read more.

It’s an exciting time to join us as we’ve invested £6.5 million in social workers to continue to drive our transformation.

If you are interested in hearing more about children’s social work career opportunities in Hampshire, register your interest by clicking HERE and a member of the team will be in touch.

Hear from Hampshire staff

Our services

Adults services

Children's services


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Our average caseload is 17.7 (DfE, 2022)

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Our salary range is from £32,752 – £36,862 per annum.

And our market supplement: up to £1,400 per annum

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Our vacancy rate is 12.2% (DfE, 2022)

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Our turnover rate is 16% (DfE, 2022)

Our agency rate is 18.8% (DfE, 2022)

Average house prices are around £383,290 (Rightmove 2022)

Living in Hampshire

Hampshire is the third-largest shire county in England and has a population of over 1.3 million. Click here to find out more about Hampshire’s various districts.

Whether you already live in Hampshire or have plans to relocate, there is a pace of life to suit everyone and wonderful places and spaces to inspire a career in social work.

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Social Work in the South

Thanks for joining us!

Social Work in the South returned for its fifth year, welcoming students, newly qualified and experienced Children’s Social Workers back to The Ark for a full day of learning and networking.

We welcomed speakers including Jenny Molloy and Community Care Inform, Social Work England and hosted a panel for student social workers about what to expect in their first year of employment. It was an insightful day for everyone involved, with a varied programme of events and opportunity to network with over 10 exhibitors.

We look forward to seeing you again in 2023 – keep an eye on this page for more information!

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