Children’s Social Work Careers

Rewards and benefits

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We offer employees a competitive salary, generous annual leave, pension benefits and pay annual professional fees on behalf of employees.

In additional to these employee benefits, all social workers receive case supervision and group supervision sessions held in all of our teams.

Practitioners can access our online learning management system.

We also offer a range of lifestyle benefits and believe that wellbeing and a good work-life balance are an integral part of our offer. We have a comprehensive set of policies aimed at supporting an employee’s work-life balance. We do that by providing agile working, homeworking and protected CPD time. 

Our wellbeing strategy is structured into priorities, designed to ensure staff members are happy in their roles. These priority areas in employee health and wellness are listed below:

Personal wellbeing and resilience, work demands, change management, employee voice, effective leadership, and positive relationships.

Additional support can be found in the Employed Counselling Service, ˶ Health and Wellbeing Offer and Mental Health First Aid Scheme. .

We offer a range of gym membership options. They include:

  • Deans Gym Offer
  • Active Nation Gym Offer
  • CSSC Leisure Membership
  • Energie Fitness Corporate Offer
  • SimplyHealth

Retention bonus

Children’s services offer a competitive salary and a 15% annual attraction and retention bonus (paid monthly) to our social workers in our FAST Teams.

Social workers in our Children in Care Team and the Fostering Team receive a 7% annual attraction and retention bonus.

We’ll also pay for annual Social Work England registration for our social workers. 

All staff undertaking work related travel using their own vehicle receive reimbursement at 45 pence per mile (up to the tax threshold) and hire cars are available to be used for journeys that exceed 100 miles. We also offer a “green” lease car scheme.