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All you need to know about life with North East Lincolnshire Council

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Our Children, Our Future

Children are at the heart of everything we do.

With a newly appointed permanent senior leadership team, and real transformation taking place, now is an exciting time to be part of making a huge difference to the lives of children, families and the community in North East Lincolnshire.

Our vision, which was co-produced with children, families and our partners, is that children will grow up to be happy, healthy and safe, surrounded by people who love them and who help them be the best they can.

If you are an enthusiastic social worker, who wants to make a real difference to the lives of children and families, if you’re ambitious for yourself and most importantly children and families, if you want to work hard and have some fun along the way and be supported by skilled and caring leaders, then we’re the place for you.

Workplace culture

We’re creating the culture and the conditions for social work practice to thrive and to flourish and to make the biggest difference for children and families. When things get tough, we’ll be in it together and we’ll be here to support each other.

Our ambitions are to have a strong and stable, permanent workforce who deliver the very best outcomes for children and families, where leaders and managers are caring, supportive and help people through some of the challenging times, but also inject some of the fun within that.

We want to make a real difference to the lives of children and families, to provide the right help at the right time to make sure that children’s needs are met, that risk doesn’t escalate and to make sure children are happy, healthy and safe, surrounded by people who love them. This is outlined in our vision, which was co-produced with some of the children and families.


We offer a competitive salary, essential car user allowance and eligible employees can join one of the best pension schemes available.

Full time roles are 37 hours per week, with part-time and job share opportunities also available. Flexible working options include compressed hours, agile and homeworking, career breaks and working patterns to suit your role.

Up to 40 days annual leave – plus the option to buy more days off with Holiday Extra. Staff can enjoy up to 40 days annual leave including public holidays and buy more days off with Holiday Extra.

We know that social work can be challenging, but what we offer is real support for you during those times. We very much operate a no blame culture. It’s very much about how we learn and develop together. You’ll have peer support with your colleagues. You’ll have the support you need as a newly qualified worker, as well as an advanced social worker. You’ll have managers who listen, you’ll have senior managers who listen and we really want to make sure that every single social worker feels valued, feels supported, and is able to really be the best they can be.

In addition, our dedicated inhouse support, mental health first aiders, occupational health and coaching are all designed to help you with a healthy work life balance.

Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible employees.

We offer staff a discounted monthly parking permit. For more flexibility, you can also buy daily permits in bundles of 10 or 20.

We want you to develop and grow and we offer the support you need to be the best social worker you can be. We have a comprehensive training and development package and listen to what social workers tell us to really try and continue to improve that and build that around the needs of our team.

If you’re interested in making the move to North East Lincolnshire, we offer social workers from out of area a relocation package and travel from home scheme worth up to £8,000.

Access a huge range of savings across the UK’s major retailers, entertainment and hotels.

Money off at your favourite spots for coffee or lunch, plus museums and Lincs Inspire leisure centres.

Manage the cost of everyday healthcare with BHSF. This insurance helps towards covering costs such as dental check-ups and treatment, eye tests and glasses, therapy fees and more.

As an NELC employee, you can join HEY Credit Union and save safely with them direct from your pay. This is a not-for-profit financial co-operative offering fair and responsible savings and loans.

A Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme is unique to the Local Government Pension Scheme and offers members a cost-efficient way to invest in their financial future.

Eligible employees can use salary sacrifice to buy a new car complete with insurance, road tax, replacement tyres, routine servicing and maintenance, as well as RAC breakdown cover, for a fixed monthly amount with the Tusker Car Benefit Scheme.

Save on the latest bikes and accessories for your commute to work.