West Berkshire Council

Our Benefits Package for Social Workers

Offering the best possible support to social workers

We want our social workers to feel valued, secure and supported so that they in turn offer the best possible service to children and families in West Berkshire.

To help us achieve this, we've put together a generous and wide-ranging benefits package for our social workers in Children and Family Services.

Our new offer to social workers in our Contact, Advice and Assessment Service, Locality and Disabled Children's Team:

  • A retention bonus of £15,000 after three years of service
  • Three months paid sabbatical leave after three years of service
  • Access to supervision
  • Free car parking
  • Access to car loan scheme
  • Essential Car User status (including a monthly lump sum allowance, free parking at council offices)

Our further offer to all social workers, including Family Placement Team, Family Resource Service, Leaving Care Team, Youth Offending Team and Short Breaks Service:

  • Relocation expenses of up to £8,000
  • Generous annual leave package
  • Fully supported first year in practice as part of our Academy for Newly Qualified Social Workers
  • Good quality and regular supervision
  • Access to a range of relevant training
  • Opportunities to develop and become a Senior Social Worker
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • A range of discounts offered to staff by local shops, cafes and health clubs
  • Family friendly policies and processes
  • Long Service Awards

Take a look at our current advertised vacancies for full job descriptions and details of how to apply. Alternatively why not sign up to our Social Work Talent Pool for regular updates with details of new vacancies relevant to your qualifications, experience and area of expertise.