Benefits

At Suffolk County Council, we recognise that our people are our greatest resource and it is our mission to make a positive difference for Suffolk. We are committed to working together, striving to improve and securing the best possible services.

We have a set of values shaped by our staff that are at the heart of everything we do:

Achieve – we are the best we can be

Support – we work as one team

Pride – we take pride in and are proud of what we do

Inspire – we model the ASPIRE values

Respect – we give and earn respect

Empower – we empower, encourage and motivate people.

These values underpin our approach to performance, reward and wellbeing and define the relationship between the council and our people.

We expect our employees to be the best they can be. In return we offer an extensive reward package that combines pay, pension and a range of additional benefits including:

  • We have created a competitive pay offer that reflects the significance of how important our social care professionals are to us. Specific detail of Social Worker career progression can be found in the Career Path pages.
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Access to a childcare voucher salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to a benefits scheme offering discounts on a wide range of goods and services including discounts on supermarket vouchers, restaurants and a range of high street retailers
  • Eligibility to join the Suffolk Credit Union
  • Removal and Relocation scheme for qualifying employees
  • A subsidised lease car scheme (eligibility based on business mileage)
  • Tax free bikes through our cycle to work scheme
  • Public transport season ticket loan scheme
  • Public transport discounts
  • A dedicated health and wellbeing portal for Suffolk County Council staff
  • A wide range of staff support networks and representative bodies
  • A free and confidential 24/7 employee assistance programme providing general information and advice to staff as well as access to counselling and legal advice
  • An occupational sick pay scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement with an option to purchase additional days
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Career breaks
  • Occupational maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • A range of family and care policies
  • Discounted lifestyle benefits, including theatre tickets, travel and holiday companies

What our Social Workers have to say...

Social Worker Victoria Morphew
Victoria Morphew

“Working in Suffolk County Council you cross paths with lots of other professionals; everyone is really friendly and all want to build really good working relationships. You have a great network of contacts and support here.”

Social Worker Jade McMurray
Jade McMurray

“There’s nothing better than when you’ve been able to make those changes and support a family along their journey and to have such a positive outcome, when you’re able to step back and let them do it for themselves.”

Social Worker Tunde Oyeniyi
Tunde Oyeniyi

“I have been at Suffolk County Council almost 7 years and been ABE trained, completed a post qualifying specialist award in children and families with the University of East Anglia and have my Practice Educator award.”

Social Worker Leon Gillings
Leon Gillings

“I chose social work because I liked the idea how helping people whilst also being accredited as a professional. I wanted a career that was meaningful, full of challenge and diversity and that I could be proud to be a part of.”

Social Worker Charnine De'ath
Charnine De'ath

“Our role is about getting people to see that there is something better out there for them and their children and that they are able to make the positive changes for themselves with the support of us and their family & friends - We empower families and give them the confidence to make changes”

Social Worker Cheryl Robinson
Cheryl Robinson

"I am proud to be a Social Worker in Suffolk, making a real difference to Children and their families lives."