As part of our team, you will enjoy an attractive benefits package and training opportunities to help you achieve your full potential.
Workload is balanced and appropriate.
Approachable and open to ideas from all staff levels.
High quality support whilst building confidence and skills.
Group supervision, case consultation, whole service development events.
Providing clear pathways for continuous professional development and incremental progression.
Flexible working, homeworking, access to technology and equipment.
Opportunities are substantial through the Practice Model and Signs of Safety.
A minimum of 27 days annual leave increasing to 30 days annual leave after five years’ continuous local government service.
We offer a comprehensive pay and benefits package to social workers in recognition of their skills, knowledge, and expertise.
Employee contributions range from 6.8% to 8.5% of pensionable pay based on earnings. Employer contribution is currently 18.3%. In addition to the pension accrued, if you die in service the following benefits may be payable:
Lump Sum Death Grant
Following one years’ service an employee can request an employment break for a period of up to four years subject to conditions being met.
Up to £2,000 interest-free loan to buy an annual train season ticket.
A confidential employee assistance programme which provides a self- referral staff counselling service, advice and information for all employees, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Up to £8,000 relocation expenses available to new staff who accept a permanent position with Medway (eligibility criteria applies).
A choice of lease car or essential user allowance of up to £1,239 per year.
Introduce a qualified social worker to a vacancy in Children’s Services. If they're successful in being appointed you will be eligible to receive a £250 i-reward card and a further £500 i-reward card on completion of their probationary period.
Our sports and social club.
- Employee Wellbeing Champions (mental wellbeing and peer support)
- BAME Forum
- Gender Forum
- Disabled Workers and Carers Network
- LGBTQi Forum
- Staff Feedback Forum (specific to Children’s Social Care)
Up to £1,000 interest-free loan to buy a bicycle up to the value of £1,000.
On a bi-annual basis one of the following options* can be requested (length of service will be defined from April 2018 and not actual length of service):
Option 1: After three years continuous service, four week sabbatical (which could be combined with up to two weeks annual leave).
Option 2: After four years continuous service, six week sabbatical (which could be combined with up to three weeks annual leave).
Option 3: After four years continuous service professional development package to obtain a masters degree in practice education or systemic therapy or public administration or other relevant practice area. Package would include release for teaching time and proportional payment of fees, refundable if incomplete or not passed.
- subject to parameters of the scheme being met
Take advantage of a range of discounts available at stores, restaurants, leisure facilities and more through the More4You Vectis scheme.
Providing staff the ability to be more flexible, improve your IT experience and enabling social workers to reduce travel time.
All social workers will be provided with a mobile phone and a Microsoft Surface Pro.
During year 1 - One months full pay (after 4 months of service) and two months half pay
During year 2 - Two months full pay and two months half pay
During year 3 - Four months full pay and four months half pay
During years 4 and 5 - Five months full pay and five months half pay
After year 5 - Six months full pay and six months half pay