Pay & Benefits

Pay & Benefits

We offer a comprehensive pay and benefits package to social workers in recognition of their skills, knowledge, and expertise.

Post Newly Qualified Social Worker Social Worker Experienced Social Worker Senior Practitioner Team Manager Group Manager
Basic Salary £29,124 Up to £35,541 Up to 38,909 Up to £43,521 Up to £47,417 Up to £51,337
Market Premia * £2000 pa £2500 pa £3000 pa £4000 pa £7,000 pa
Retention Payment ** Between £2,000 and £3,000 pa depending on role and qualifying period.
Car Allowance Essential User Allowance – up to £1239 per annum dependent upon cc of vehicle
Option to transfer to Lease Car Scheme following satisfactory completion of probation period

 *Only applicable to certain roles.  Please refer to job advert for specific details

** The qualifying period for retention payments will vary depending on role.  Please refer to job advert for specific details.

  1. NB. The retention payment and market premia allowance are subject to annual review.


An important priority for the council is to ensure our employees feel fit to come to work.
As an employer we are continually reviewing and introducing new initiatives
to enable employees to maintain good health and well-being.

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