Working with Children & Young People

Things are changing in Herefordshire. Under new leadership and with significant financial investment, Herefordshire Children’s Services are looking for professional, committed and caring staff to offer professional social care practice to its children and families.

What We Offer

We offer a competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement, and access to our contributory pension and staff benefits scheme, which includes:

  • Professional Development:
    Protected time and budget to support social workers in developing themselves and their careers.
  • Social Care Academy:
    A comprehensive package of support and development to staff at all levels.
  • Career Progression:
    There are clear pathways to progress to senior social worker levels.
  • Generous Annual Leave:
    31 days’ annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays.
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme:
    You can also purchase an additional 10 days per annum.
  • Relocation Packages:
    Relocation support of up to £10,000.
  • Welcome Payment:
    A £5,000 payment, payable to those with two years’ service in eligible roles, including Social Workers, Senior Practitioners, Advanced Practitioners, Managing Practitioners and Team Managers.
  • Flexible Working:
    Flexi-time, job-share, part-time hours and, in some instances, home working.
  • Employee Assistance Program:
    24/7 access to support and counselling.
  • Pick Your Perks:
    Our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts.

Service Areas

Within the Children and Young People Directorate, we have a number of dedicated
and multi-disciplinary teams that support children, young people, families and carers.

What Our Team Says

My manager is amazingly supportive and my team work really well together.

I have a safe job with an excellent team bright, dedicated hard working people.

My manager is amazingly supportive and my team work really well together.

I have a safe job with an excellent team bright, dedicated hard working people.

*Quotes From Staff Survey, Aug 2022

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