We are one of the few local authorities that have consistently reduced the number of looked after children within their county and we have done this through innovation in our social work teams and investment in preventative services as well as working to empower and support families to become more resilient.


Career and lifestyle

  • Small, well-supported teams to enable you to spend more time with families than files
  • Flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a good work/life balance
  • Supportive teams
  • Regular supervision
  • A beautiful county to live and work in
  • Career development opportunities
  • Better ways of working


Staff rewards

  • £36,648-£44,428 (Grade I-J)
  • Market supplement payments
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • High performing Local Government pension scheme with employer contributions
  • Flexible and hybrid working options
  • Staff rewards scheme which includes discounts on travel, shopping, days out, motoring and much more
  • Occupational health and wellbeing support
  • Time off policies including enhanced maternity leave as well as paternity, adoption, surrogacy and premature baby leave
  • Job share options
  • Information on how to access the Government’s tax free childcare scheme
  • Flexible retirement options


Day to day

  • Manageable caseloads that are constantly reviewed
  • First class technology and equipment
  • Unit co-ordinators, child and family practitioners and a dedicated contact support team for every social work team
  • Professionals to call on when needed, including domestic abuse specialists, educational psychologists, school safeguarding social workers and edge of care services
  • A Central Children’s Referral Service (CRT) team to triage cases to the right teams, focussing on diversion to preventative services where possible.
  • Reflective sessions which prioritise risk management, problem solving and practice development as well as managerial support so you never have to make difficult decisions alone
  • A focus on your wellbeing to make sure you are able to do your job well
  • A clear practice vision which focuses on strength based approaches and modelled on Reclaiming Social work and Signs of Safety
  • A well-developed range of preventative and support services


We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity.