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We will reward you for joining us and for staying with us.

Our package of benefits and incentives includes:

  • Up to £2,000 retention payment for qualified children's social workers and managers
  • Free town centre car parking
  • Payment of professional registration fees

We know it’s a competitive market for qualified children's social workers and children's social work managers.

And we know that children's social work agencies are making tempting-sounding offers.

So we are offering additional payments and incentives to encourage you to join us in Bury.

Children's social worker managers will receive a £1,000 “welcome” payment after they join Bury Council on a permanent contract.

Once you have arrived we want you to stay, so we’ll pay another £1,000 retention payment at the beginning of your second year with us.

For qualified children's social work workers you’ll get a £1,000 loyalty payment at the end of your first year and a further £1,000 at the end of your second year.

We’ll provide free car parking for qualified children's social workers who are based in the town centre – worth an additional £860 a year.

Children's ​social workers who are based at locations outside the town centre or at Bury police station also receive free car parking.

We’ll also pay your annual Social Work England registration fees – worth an extra £90.

All this is in addition to access to the full benefits of working directly for a council – pension payments, holidays, investment in your learning and the sense of team and belonging that comes from being a permanent employee.

Read more about the benefits of working directly for Bury Council on this page.

Browse opportunities for qualified social workers in our jobs pages.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please ask for full details when applying for a role.