Benefits 2019-01-31T11:49:54+00:00


At South Gloucestershire Council, we’ll support you at every moment. We’re a positive, pro-active team, with supportive management who listen to ideas, and act on them – fast. We’re absolutely focused on providing an excellent service; we keep workloads manageable, we welcome flexible working and we’re recognised for the opportunities we provide for career development, training and secondment.

Professional Development

Professional development proactively encouraged and supported. Our CPD Offer

Career Advancement

Progress to advanced level, without having to wait for vacancies to open

Relocation Packages

Relocation support up to £8,000

£3,000 recruitment payment

For experienced social workers joining Front Door and Child Protection teams

Competitive Salaries

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

Flexible Working

Flexi-time, job-share, part-time hours, and in some instances, home working

Social Worker Parking

Access to on site parking for front line social workers

Holiday Entitlement

Generous holiday entitlement, flexi-leave and option to purchase additional leave

Avon Pension Fund

Contributory CARE scheme, with no administration costs. Further details can be found here

Staff Benefits – My Lifestyle Scheme

Save money on everyday purchases, childcare and cycle purchase programmes. Further information

HCPC registration fees paid

South Gloucestershire Council fully reimburse your HCPC registration and renewal fees

Commuting Costs and Vehicle Loans

Low interest rates for cars and interest free bicycle and bus pass loans

Our staff say...

I chose South Glos for the opportunities

A management perspective
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My manager has always helped me to find the time to continue my learning

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As a newly qualified I feel I’m trusted to take charge of my work, but at the same time am fully supported – both developmentally and emotionally – with regular group supervision.

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I feel safe and reassured. My manager is knowledgeable and approachable, knows my cases and children and has my back.

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The council’s ambition was clear from my very first days in the job.

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There’s a great team spirit, which I think is due in no small part to the relationships we have with our managers and service managers.

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I felt really supported from day one. There’s a great team spirit and a culture where our skills, experience and expertise are recognised.

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