Our offer

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So what can you expect in return for all your hard work? A first class benefits package which has been designed to help you balance your career with what you do with the rest of your time. Join us, and you can see exactly why South Gloucestershire is a great place to live and work.

Social Worker Parking

We provide our front line social workers with access to on site parking, reducing the stress of where to park upon your return to the office.

Competitive Salaries

Annual salary increments (subject to limits) and annual pay increase in accordance with agreed national figures

Career Advancement

A unique programme that supports social workers to advanced level, without the need to move teams or consider roles outside of South Gloucestershire – removing barriers and encouraging career advancement

Professional Development

Proactively encouraged and supported with additional study and professional development, including paid study leave

Please view our CPD Offer

Relocation Packages

Support of up to £8,000 for relocation to join South Gloucestershire Council

Flexible Working

Flexible working arrangements includes flexi-time, job-share, part-time hours, and in some instances, home working

Holiday Entitlement

24 days annual leave, rising to 29 days (plus 9 public and extra statutory days) with Continuous Local Government Service recognised – and the option to purchase additional leave

Avon Pension Fund

Local Government Pension Scheme – a contributory (5.5%- 7.5%)  CARE (Career Average Revalued Earnings) scheme, with the option of a tax-free lump sum on retirement and no administration costs.  Further details can be found here.

Staff Benefits – My Lifestyle Scheme

My Lifestyle scheme – providing staff with a wide array of opportunities to save money on every day purchases and cost of living, including childcare and cycle purchase programmes.  More info can be found at SGC – Staff Benefits Portal – Flyer

Commuting Costs and Vehicle Loans

South Gloucestershire Council are able to provide low interest rates for cars and interest free bicycle and bus pass loans

Special Circumstances Leave

Generous maternity and paternity provision and parental, dependants, adoption and bereavement leave

Independent Counselling Service

Interchange is a confidential service, which gives you the opportunity to talk about any issue that may be troubling you, home or work related. Counsellors work outside of the council environment in an informal setting. We will pay for up to four sessions