Perks and benefits

Discover the unique advantages of building your social work career at Worcestershire County Council, where we combine competitive benefits, supportive work environments, and opportunities for personal and professional growth to ensure our team members thrive.

Employee benefits

Being a Social Worker for Worcestershire County Council brings with it a huge number of perks and benefits. Here’s a few we think you’ll like!

Employee Engagement

  • Staff briefings from the Chief Executive
  • Staff Surveys
  • Annual Celebrating Social
    Workers week including awards
  • Recognising You scheme
  • Active staff Social Media site

Learning & Development

  • Access to in house training courses and e-learning, professional qualifications, management and leadership programmes, mentoring and coaching
  • Apprenticeship Opportunities
  • Monthly one-to-one supervisions
  • Career Pathway

Flexible Working

  • Comprehensive range of part-time and flexible working patterns available
  • Time off in lieu
  • Career Breaks
  • Special leave available
  • Hybrid working available

Our main County Hall site

• Free parking with EV charging points

• Out-of-town location with direct access to woodland and country park areas

• Cafeteria serving full breakfast and lunch in addition to hot drinks and snack

Pension Scheme

  • Get automatic membership of the local government pension scheme.

Benefits & Discounts

  • Green Lease Car Scheme and Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Discounts on a huge range of products, from your every-day supermarket shop, to your phone bill, events, and even holiday.

Staff Wellbeing

  • Access to an extensive range of support and resources via the Health and Wellbeing Hub
  • Comprehensive Menopause programme
  • Wellbeing conversations embedded in regular one-to-one supervision with Managers
  • Internal Mental Health First Aiders
  • Free eye tests and employee flu vaccination programme

An environment you can thrive in

The aim for our working environment is that, when you wake up in the morning, you actively want to come into work. Social work is a vocation, not just a job, and we want it to feel as such. We do this through our strengths-based culture, our supportive atmosphere, the comprehensive training you’ll receive, and the extensive perks and benefits offered as part of working for WCC.

A culture underpinned by ambition

Our teams work using the Three Conversations approach, which is strengths- rather than deficits-based. This approach aligns with Social Work values and puts the person (or carer) being supported back at the heart of the work, prioritising what can be achieved rather than what can’t.

This very much chimes in with the can-do culture we have here at Worcestershire. You’ll be part of a team that focuses on positives – on the opportunities rather than the limitations. The glass that’s half full and not half empty. Our culture is one which emphasises finding creative ways of working, making whichever team you join an exciting and rewarding place to be.

Access to The Social Work Academy

When you join Worcestershire County Council as a social worker, you’ll be enrolled in our Social Work Academy. The Academy provides support for everyone, no matter what stage of your career you’re at.

Wellbeing and resilience sessions

Career progression and development pathways.

Leadership and Management Development pathways

Working towards co-production

Extensive CPD opportunities

What are we looking for in a social worker?

Put simply, we’re after people who want to be part of our exciting social care journey. People who are highly motivated, flexible, creative, innovative, and keen to work (and who are preferably already familiar with) using a strengths-and-assets-based approach.

We set high standards at Worcestershire County Council, and we expect our social workers to do the same, modelling the values and behaviours expected of the job. We celebrate both the people we support and the colleagues representing our local authority. If this sounds like you and what you’re looking for, browse our jobs today or register your interest with us!

Start your journey with Worcestershire County Council

Are you a Social Worker looking for a career you can be proud of? Go ahead and browse our roles or sign up today.