Social work in Thurrock

Step up to social work

Step Up to Social Work is an intensive 14-month, full-time, employer-led programme for trainee social workers. The application process takes place in February 2019 – register your interest now.

Salary, time-off and benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to staff.

Competitive salary

Highly competitive salary packages are available through a pay and reward scheme for social workers.

All adult social work jobs attract an annual £3,000 market supplement after successful completion of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme or a 6-month probationary period.

Children's social workers and team managers are offered a market factor competency salary supplement of £7,000 to £10,000 per year, subject to more than 6 months service and performance, along with a market factor retention payment of £2,000 to £3,000 per year – depending on team allocation – paid on an annual basis and subject to more than 12 months service.

All staff benefit from salary sacrifice schemes such as childcare vouchers. We also offer relocation packages to help make your move to Thurrock as easy as possible.

Time-off and flexible working

We offer:

  • 25 days' annual leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years of service for full-time employees
  • shared parental, maternity, paternity and adoption leave above the statutory minimum

Where possible we offer flexible working that allows you to take time off in line with our policy and the needs of the service you work in. To help balance work and personal life, we can also offer job sharing, part-time working, home working, and buying additional annual leave.

Pension

Local Government Pension Scheme membership is provided for all employees.

Exclusive discounts and activities

Get reduced rates for a range of national restaurants, retailers, attractions and experience days. We also provide discounts for local suppliers including cycle shops, beauty and fashion stores, restaurants, estate agents and driving schools.

As a Thurrock Council employee you can receive exclusive discounts at a variety of high street brands at intu Lakeside Shopping Centre.

We provide a wide range of wellbeing activities throughout the year.