West Berkshire Council

Social Work - Why Choose West Berkshire?

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Now is a great time to be thinking about pursuing a social work career in West Berkshire.

I'm pleased to say that there is a council-wide commitment to our service being good in the quality of our child and family-centred practice, good in our impact on children and families and good as a place to work. We hope you will want to be part of such a positive service.    

We're also serious about supporting our employees - our new enhanced support package for social workers includes a paid sabbatical and ¬£15,000 retention bonus after three years service, among other benefits.

We're confident that our friendly, supportive teams; flexible working arrangements, committed and "hands-on" senior management and attractive working environment will make you want to stay with us once you're here.

Rachael Wardell
Corporate Director,  Communities Directorate

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Mac Heath Portrait

Thank you for considering working in West Berkshire.

We are committed to getting it right for children and young people - we have some great staff doing some amazing work, and I believe in investing in people to develop their skills and knowledge to achieve their full potential.
We offer a range of career pathways, including progression as a practitioner or manager, and we also have great track record of developing our own workers.

If you are in the least bit interested, take the time to come and meet us  - people who do so are usually keen to be a part of our team!

Take a look at our current advertised vacancies for full job descriptions and details of how to apply.

Mac Heath
Head of Children & Family Services

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