Banner image featuring social worker with a quote about working for South Gloucestershire Council 'We're encouraged to bring new skills, learning and experience into our work'
Banner with social worker providing quote about working for South Gloucestershire Council 'My manager recognises the work that I'm doing'
Banner with social worker and quote about working for South Gloucestershire Council 'My career can progress in so many ways'
Benefits 2023-03-20T13:41:15+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 senior social worker level, without having to wait for vacancies to open

Relocation Packages

Relocation support up to £8,000

Shared ownership

Shared ownership homes guide for Children’s Social Worker and Team Managers moving to the area to take up employment with South Gloucestershire Council.

£3,000 recruitment payment

For experienced social workers joining our Children’s 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

Market Rate Supplement

Annual £3,000 ‘retention payment’, payable to those with two years’ service in eligible roles

Staff Benefits – My Lifestyle Scheme

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

Social Work England registration fees paid

South Gloucestershire Council fully reimburse your Social Work England registration and renewal fees

Our staff say...

I feel extremely fortunate to work for an organisation which cares deeply about staff wellbeing

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Being a relatively small authority, we have strong connections with services managers and heads of service.

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I’m always looking to stretch myself and I’d heard that if I wanted development and challenge, South Gloucestershire was the place to go.

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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.

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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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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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