Freedom of information response

Pay and Benefits for Social Workers

Publication date: 
Wednesday 12 September 2018
Request: 

I’ve been asked by director to source pay and benefits for social workers in children’s social care from social worker to head of service.

Response: 

Social Workers salaries are on Band 6 Scale Point 23 to 32 , (£24,630 - £32,145)

Senior Practitioners salaries are on Band 7 Scale Point 30 to 39, (£30,285 - £39,543)

Team Managers’ salaries are Band 8 Scale Point 37 to 46, (£37,266 - £48,600)

Strategic Lead Salaries are Band 10 Scale Point 52 to 60, (£57,957 - £72,756)

Assistant Director Salaries are part of the Senior Manager Pay Scales (£70,500 - £100,002)

Social Workers receive a Competency Payment of £3500 per six months, and Business User Allowance of £95.75 per month.

Senior Social Workers receive a Competency Payment of £5000 per six months, and Business User Allowance of £95.75 per month.

Social workers also receive a retention bonus of £2000 or £3000 for CFAT and FST paid in January.

Other benefits would just be standard benefits www.thurrock.gov.uk/council-terms-and-conditions-of-employment/employment-benefits; www.thurrock.gov.uk/socialwork

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Request reference:
FOI 8238