Our Offer

What can you expect if you choose to join us?

Joining Suffolk County Council as a Social Worker provides the opportunity to Protect, Empower and Change the lives of those in our community and make a real difference to the people of Suffolk. 

This is a big task that will not always be easy however we have created an environment of support and development that will enable our Social Work staff to flourish. 
 
You will join a supportive team with regular supervision, a manageable caseload and balanced case allocation. We have a passionate senior management team providing clear leadership, support and guidance.
 
As well as all of this we have a clear career path for our Social Work staff and will provide the support that you require to follow the path that you choose.
 
The pages in this section will summarize the full offer that Suffolk County Council has to make to our Social Workers, detailing further employment benefits, Training and Support and Professional development so that we can support you to Protect, Empower and Change the lives of the people of Suffolk.

What our Social Workers have to say...

Social Worker Victoria Rudkin
Victoria Rudkin

“There are lots of opportunities in Suffolk County Council and you are able to have a very diverse career and there are great promotion opportunities; there are a lot of pathways to take your career at Suffolk.”

Social Worker Julia Rodwell
Julia Rodwell

“As a manager I give staff the opportunity to have their own career path, help them to develop, encourage them to take part in training and to also ensure that they have all the tools they need to do their job properly. It’s about a personalised approach to managing and supporting staff here.”

Social Worker Leanne Clarke
Leanne Clarke

“The people I work with are generally facing a crisis in their life, a life changing event, a devastating diagnosis, loss of independence. If I can make things less stressful for them, support them through the processes, advocate for them where needed to help them to get the help they need, then I feel I am making a difference.”

Social Worker Steph Weese
Steph Weese

“For me, every one of these customers and their families matters in their own right; there’s no small problem or big problem they are all important.”

Social Worker Phil Stamper
Phil Stamper

“Being a Social Worker is part of me. I enjoy working with people and am proud to be a Social Worker. It is a privilege to be involved in people’s lives and be welcomed to work alongside them.”

Social Worker Seb Smith
Seb Smith

“Social Work is important because it gives people who are disenfranchised or marginalised more opportunity. Some people face greater challenge's than others when trying to live a rewarding and independent life, but social work can support them to achieve their goals.''