As part of our team, you will enjoy an attractive benefits package and training opportunities to help you achieve your full potential.
We offer a comprehensive pay and benefits package to social workers in recognition of their skills, knowledge, and expertise.
A minimum of 27 days annual leave increasing to 30 days annual leave after five years’ continuous local government service.
Introduce a qualified social worker to a vacancy in Children’s Services and if they are successful in being appointed you will be eligible to receive a £250 i-reward card following completion of their first 6 months service and a further £500 i-reward card on completion of 12 months service.
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 £6,000 relocation expenses available to new staff who accept a permanent position with Medway (eligibility criteria applies).
Up to £,1000 interest free loan to buy a bicycle up to the value of £1,000.
Up to £2,000 interest free loan to purchase an annual train season ticket.
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).
Option2: After four years continuous service, six week sabbatical (which could be combined with up to three weeks annual leave).
Option 3: After four year’s 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.
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.