Norfolk County Council is the place to progress and refresh your social work career and achieve your ideal work life balance. There are great opportunities for social workers in Norfolk, in a wide range of challenging but rewarding roles at all levels.

We know it can be a tough job and that you do it because you really care about helping people. We are here to support you to do the best job possible. We want you to thrive both at work and at home, with a work life balance that suits your lifestyle.

Our beautiful county is a great place to live and work, surrounded by a unique blend of city and culture, market towns, coast and countryside, Broads and waterways. With the support on offer from Adult Social Services, you can develop your career and live your life well when you move to Norfolk.

Financial benefits

  • Salary up to £40,875
  • Up to £10,000 relocation package and interest free loan scheme, subject to qualifying conditions
  • Outstanding quality work recognition payments
  • An award-winning career average pension scheme that gives you an additional 15.5% towards your contribution
  • Opportunity to join Norfolk Rewards for discounts at a host of retailers

Thriving on support

  • Departmental induction program for new starters to welcome you into the organisation
  • A bespoke in-depth six-month induction programme for experienced Social Workers to support you to settle into your new role
  • An excellent Newly Qualified Social Worker programme with dedicated support from our NIPE team in your first year. 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
  • Clear career pathways and excellent development opportunities to support your career progression
  • A wide range of policy and guidance to help inform your practice with quick reference guides to support you day to day, and full policies at your fingertips covering different aspects of Social Care
  • Managers and senior leaders who are there to support you with any tough decisions you have to make
  • Senior Leadership Team and Executive Director who are accessible to you, holding regular informative sessions on the latest updates and the opportunity to ask questions about what’s important to you

Embracing new ways of working

  • Smarter working means we have a flexible approach about when and where you work
  • Our team uses office space and technology creatively to find more effective ways of doing things in a modern and business-like way
  • Leading edge technology platform, high spec equipment and robust software is provided to make sure you can support people and families as seamlessly as possible
  • Flexible working arrangements support you with achieving a good work – life balance
  • Generous annual leave entitlement with the opportunity to purchase up to two weeks of additional annual leave through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to services that support your health and wellbeing, as well as our commitment to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our highly valued workforce

Working collaboratively

  • The opportunity to build strong working relationships with professionals across the county council, NHS and other partners to achieve better integrated working
  • Close working with health colleagues across the three acute hospitals in Norfolk and in collaboration with our Discharge To Assess pathways
  • Dedicated support from our Living Well Officers to help explore resources and find services in the local community
  • A clear strategy for the people we work with – Promoting Independence – our programme of work to support people to be independent, resilient and well
  • A Reflective Practice policy, designed to provide support for your reflective practice sessions
  • Monthly learning and development bulletins to keep you up to date with the learning opportunities on offer to support your continuous professional development
  • Our model of care – Living Well – means you can get alongside people and find ways to help them live their lives to achieve the best possible outcomes
  • Part of the Suffolk and Norfolk Teaching Partnership, including the University of East Anglia (UEA), supporting your ongoing continual professional development with both non-accredited and accredited learning opportunities
  • Progress your career with opportunities to train to become Practice Educators, Best Interest Assessors or Approved Mental Health Practitioners for example

Seeing the difference

  • You’ll join a team that is making a positive difference to those living in Norfolk
  • Our clear practice vision – Living Well – is based on a tried and tested Strengths Based model which puts the person at the centre of our ethos
  • Our teams work with an approach that looks at what people can do and supports them to be independent, resilient, and well
  • We use technology to bring added benefits for carers and family members to engage and seek views efficiently

Inclusive employer:

Norfolk County Council is committed to equality and inclusion. We welcome applications irrespective of gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, age, religion, or belief.

We are proud to be a local authority piloting Workforce Race Equality Standards (WRES) and have a range of advisory networks that help build relationships with and between staff, shich support Norfolk County Council to achieve our goal of being an inclusive employer.

Living Well. Changing Lives. It’s a statement that applies just as equally to our team as it does to the adults we support. We have vacancies across our teams and we’d love you to join us.