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Who cares? We do. Be a social worker in Norfolk

As social workers, your job is to care about others, but who cares about you?

At Norfolk County Council, we want to make sure our social workers thrive. Our friendly, supportive teams care about you, your well-being and your career development. We are realistic about the challenges we face together, and confident we’ve put the right support in place to ensure you can do your job well.

We’ve developed our practice and operating models to create the professional and emotional support you need to get the best outcomes for the people you work with every day.

Our small teams have supportive managers who will get to know you, and work with you to develop your practice and your career, with protected time for professional development.

As a large local authority and employer of social workers, we have a huge range of specialisms, different departments and unique career opportunities including lecturing at the University of East Anglia.

Achieve a work-life balance to suit you. We offer flexible working hours, nine-day fortnights, part-time and full-time jobs with hybrid working and the opportunity to work from home. When you’re not at work, there’s no better place to live and relax than Norfolk.

We offer relocation packages up to £10,000 and welcome payments for experienced social workers. Newly qualified and returning social workers can also benefit from our award-winning development programme. Find out more about our services, teams, localities and what we can offer you below.

Become a social worker at Norfolk County Council

Adults' services in Norfolk

Find out more about our teams, localities & practices, career development, support and salary details

Children's services in Norfolk

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What our social workers say about working for us...

Linda in a workspace


My managers are incredibly relatable mentors who really want the best for their team. Thanks to them, I have opportunities to explore my identity as a social worker.

Jane sitting at laptop in garden


Flexible and hybrid working means I can be at home when my children get in from school, and still do a great job for the families I support.

Ian standing on beach with wind turbines far in the background


The support from managers is great, and my career has progressed so quickly from newly qualified to where I am now.

Tammy at work


My career has really progressed since moving to Norfolk. I'm also involved in helping international social workers to transition their skills and settle into a new community.