Building a better future for children in Northumberland

Children's social care opportunities in Northumberland.


Making a real difference to people's lives.

We’re now looking for experienced and newly qualified social workers to help us deliver high-quality care services that truly make a difference.

You will work in our amazing social work team, and together we will help build a better future for the children, young people and families in Northumberland.

Current vacancies

Experienced Children's Social Worker

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Why you should work with us.

Are you familiar with the stunning countryside and charming towns of Northumberland? Have you considered what it would be like to work in such a beautiful county?

We have social work positions available across Northumberland, from the rural outskirts to the urban areas, providing a diverse range of experiences and opportunities. We welcome social work professionals of all levels and backgrounds, as we strive to reflect the diversity of our communities in our team.

Rewards & Benefits.

We believe in the importance of recognising and rewarding the hard work and dedication of our employees. That’s why we offer a comprehensive rewards and benefits program that provides our team members with a range of perks and incentives.

Salary and bonus

A competitive salary up to £39,493 (dependent on grade and experience) with a wide range of additional benefits.

25 days annual leave

25 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ with additional annual leave via a salary sacrifice scheme.



Local government discount schemes are available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands.


Sick pay & Leave

Up to six months’ sick pay on full salary (subject to service) and up to 52 weeks’ leave for maternity / adoption, with pay for a specified period.


Company pension scheme

Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme that comes with a range of benefits.


In addition to free parking at council sites, car leasing schemes are also available for council staff as well as an essential car user allowance.

Flexible working

A commitment to work-life balance offering flexibility through schemes including hybrid working and 2 days flexible leave per accounting period.



Career progression opportunities, Supportive supervision and management who are committed to an appropriate caseload.

We'll support you.

We are dedicated to creating the best employee experience possible, which includes a genuine commitment to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues at work. We truly value your health and happiness, and that’s why we provide a wide range of support and wellbeing resources that are designed to help you take care of both your physical and mental health.

Personal counselling helpline

Employees can access confidential and professional support anytime, anywhere through a dedicated helpline for mental and emotional well-being.

PPMA award for best health & wellbeing initiative

Recognition of the company’s commitment to promoting employee health and wellbeing, with a focus on creating a supportive work environment.

Stress awareness training

Equipping employees with the tools and techniques to identify and manage stress, leading to improved mental and emotional well-being.

Occupational health referral

Access to professional health assessments and advice from experts, ensuring prompt and effective support for physical health issues.

Northumberland community bank

A convenient and accessible financial support option for employees, providing instant small loans to help with unexpected expenses.

Fitness classes, events, and campaigns

Encouraging physical activity and promoting a healthy lifestyle through a range of fun and engaging fitness activities.

Faith and chaplaincy services

Providing spiritual and religious support for employees, promoting peace of mind and a sense of community.


Our values.

Together we are Northumberland County Council. Without our staff, we could not deliver high-quality service to our residents. Our values have been developed for the Council and will help guide us to be efficient, open and work for everyone. They will run through the very core of everything we do and every decision we make.

Making a difference.

At Northumberland County Council, we take pride in our dedicated and passionate employees who are committed to improving the lives of children and families in our community. Listen to our social workers share their experiences and insights about working with us.

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Charlotte, Social Worker
Here we hear from Charlotte about the role of a Social Worker.

Charlotte, Social Worker

Here we hear from Charlotte about the role of a Social Worker.

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Shepard, Social Worker
Here we hear from Shepard about the role of a Social Worker.

Shephard, Social Worker

Here we hear from Shephard about the role of a Social Worker.