Our offer

As a social worker Northamptonshire is on your side – giving you the support, training and freedoms you require to deliver change to children and families in the county and deliver lasting improvements to our services.

Because of how much we value our staff we offer very competitive salary packages, but more than that we are committed to our excellent training and development. You will have our support and opportunities to develop your learning through excellent professional development.

Take a look at the range of rewards and benefits that you will receive when you join our team.

The package


Our fair and competitive salary packages:

Newly qualified social worker - starting salary of £29,165

Social Worker – up to £34,277

Practice Manager – up to £40,864

Team Manager - up to £49,968

Plus a recruitment bonus for external applicants:

Social Worker - £3000

Practice Manager - £3000

Team Manager - £4000


Generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays as standard, increasing by 5 days with 5 years local government continuous service.

Newly qualified social workers and Social Workers - 26 days

Practice Managers and Team Managers – 27 days
Option to purchase up to 25 extra days leave through salary sacrifice.

Voluntary long term unpaid leave of up to 3 months.

​Flexible working

Flexible hours policy.

Remote and mobile working technology to work effectively in any office, at home, and on the go.

Travel allowance and car lease option via salary sacrifice.


Join the largest public sector pension scheme in the UK, with 12.8% employer contribution.

Occupational sick pay of up to 12 weeks full pay and 12 weeks half pay currently paid after the 1st day of absence.

Childcare voucher scheme.

Other salary sacrifice schemes available are; Bike salary sacrifice and Microsoft Office license purchase.

The perks

Support & training

Extensive suite of training  worth +£1k per professional available at each career level

City and Guilds, Pearson Edexcel, and ILM qualifications

Clearly-articulated job role expectations, service standards and supervision policy

A comprehensive induction programme for all new starters

​Recognition and reward

Bi-annual appraisals to plan your development goals record your successes.

​A modern & healthy workplace

Brand new, state of the art HQ building.

Events, courses, and schemes for employee health and fitness.

Employee Assist programme to support your wellbeing personally and professionally.

​Employee discounts

Special deals and discounts from local independents.

Vodafone Advantage and Virgin Media discounts.

Gyms and health club discounts.

​The possibilities

Personal development

Access to Research in Practice resources and online training courses.

Social care and leadership and management qualifications.

Social Work Academy and Leadership and Management Academy to support career transitions and best practice.

​Defined career pathways

Achieve your ambitions with clear progression routes to where you want to go and support and training to get you there.

Multiple career directions to help you pursue your passion and achieve your potential.

A strong focus on leadership and management training.

​Job satisfaction

96% of our social work team say they are very motivated to make a difference for the people of Northamptonshire.

“Everything through the eyes of the child” philosophy links your work directly to helping families every day.


We have an ethos of building supportive teams that work with colleagues across all of Children’s Services.

Your manager is on your side to help you become your best.