FAQs

Starting a new job often raises some questions, especially if you are moving to the county too. We have put together some frequently raised questions you may have, provided further information and answers. Take a look through the site to find out more about working for Norfolk County Council in Adult Social Services.

I’m a newly qualified social worker, what support will I receive?

Norfolk County Council is a great place to start your social work career where you’ll gain valuable practical skills in a supportive and structured environment.

We offer an excellent Newly Qualified Social Worker programme with dedicated support from our NIPE team in your first year to complete your Assisted and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). This includes both case management guidance and reflective practice with an assigned assessor, along with your line manager to help you develop and consolidate your learning

To find out more CLICK HERE

Where will I be based?

Our smarter working arrangements provide a flexible approach about when and where you work using office space and technology creatively to find more effective ways of doing things in a modern and business-like way.

There are opportunities available across Norfolk – county-wide. We cover 5 localities, which also include hospital based locations. On your application form you can select your preferred locality or localities (more than one). APPLY 

Will I be offered any CPD opportunities?

We are committed to supporting continuous professional development and there are plenty of opportunities to develop your skills. Visit our CPD pages to find out more.

Once I submit my application how long will it be until I hear back?

We’re keen to meet with you as soon as possible once you submit your application. All correspondence will be via email, therefore please check your account regularly. You can also track the progress of your application form on the candidate homepage. You should be advised if you are being invited for interview within 2 weeks of the closing date. APPLY

Who will be involved in my interview?

There will be a panel of a minimum of two people who will undertake the interview. There may also be a stakeholder panel, consisting of people with care and support needs. To apply CLICK HERE

I’m thinking of moving my whole family to Norfolk, is there much to do?

Norfolk is a beautiful county with so much to offer the whole family. There’s over 90 miles of stunning coastline, a wide range of activities to suit the most active, arts and culture in abundance and many things to do day and evening. Take a look at Our Norfolk pages to find out more.

Norfolk also has one of the lowest crime rates in England and Norwich was voted in the Telegraph ‘Top 20 Friendliest Place to Live in the UK’. There are plenty of choices for schools and colleges, many of which are rated good and outstanding. We are also home to the University of East Anglia which is ranked 12th in the UK.

We also offer flexible working arrangements to support with your work and life balance, so you’ll get to enjoy all the things Norfolk has to offer.