Benefits of working with us

There are so many benefits to being a permanent employee in a place that values and looks after its staff. 

Make a difference

Permanence can help make a real change:

  • Be a constant in children and young people's lives
  • See the difference you make
  • Build lasting relationships with families and carers
  • Understand your model of practice
  • Build your knowledge and experience
  • Understand the community children and families live in

Recognition and belonging

Permanence can give you a sense of place:

  •  Gain a sense of belonging and identity
  •  Give and receive support from your team
  •  Develop positive relationships with your managers
  •  Be part of your LA improvement vision
  •  Be recognised for your dedication and commitment
  •  Be part of an inclusive culture and organisation

Training and development

Permanence means you get ongoing training and development:

  •  Excellent in house training
  •  Bespoke training and development
  •  Access to Cheshire and Merseyside Teaching Partnership training
  •  ASYE support, guidance and incentives (dependent)
  •  Quality supervision and support from managers
  •  Commitment to personal development reviews

Employment benefits

Permanence means additional benefits and security:

  •  Job security
  •  Guaranteed income
  •  Market supplements (dependent)
  •  No personal finance management costs or agency fees
  •  No need to understand changes in tax arrangements for self-employed
  •  Access to council human resources team and payroll
  •  Professional indemnity and personal liability insurance cover

Health and wellbeing

Permanence means we care about your health and wellbeing:

  •  Up to 32 days paid annual leave
  •  Flexi time scheme
  •  Unpaid leave options
  •  Statutory sick pay
  •  Statutory maternity, paternity and adoption scheme
  •  Special leave policy
  •  Paid time off for volunteer scheme
  •  Aid to recruitment scheme
  •  Access to discount schemes and wellbeing offer
  •  Access to occupational health and employee assistance programme
  •  Recognition rewards and celebratory events
  • Access to the council's wider health and wellbeing offer

Other rewards

Permanence means access to a range of employee schemes:

  •  Car user allowances (dependent) and car mileage reclaim scheme
  •  Pension scheme with employers contribution
  •  Free parking at office bases (dependent)
  •  Access to annual eye test and employee discounts
  •  Childcare voucher scheme
  •  Public transport deductions
  •  Cycle to work scheme
  •  All the other benefits of working for Liverpool City Council.

So why else choose us?

As well as all the benefits above, and more, as a service we want to achieve the best possible outcomes and make a difference for children and families in our great city.

  • We are ambitious and forward thinking, always looking for new ways to improve practice - we are currently looking at introducing the Family Safeguarding Model to Liverpool.
  • Liverpool is an amazing and diverse community; our staff have great team spirit and you will be welcomed by motivated and enthusiastic colleagues.
  • We have strong experienced managers who are there to help and support you in your role as a social worker.
  • We have good learning and development opportunities to support and enhance your practice.
  • There are good opportunities for you to progress your career in social work.
  • You will have a varied and interesting caseload and opportunities to develop your skills and expertise.