Suffolk County Council Adult and Community Services ACS

Suffolk County Council Adult and Community Services ACS Click to enlarge

Looking after the health and wellbeing of the people of Suffolk is a vital role for the county council and is at the heart of our ambitions. Over the coming years, we will continue to work with individuals, communities, and partners and to find ways to innovate and adapt in this area. While the health and wellbeing of the whole population is vital, we have a particular focus on helping those most in need of extra support to live as safely, independently, and healthily as possible.


Adult Community Services (ACS) are looking for passionate, enthusiastic, and experienced Social Workers and welcome applications from Newly Qualified Social Workers too. Our staff are our greatest resource and with you in our team, we can achieve the authority's priorities of enabling everyone to live long, healthy, fulfilling lives whilst safeguarding the most vulnerable people in Suffolk.


As a Social Worker, we will provide you with:

- an excellent career development pathway and support for you in your career development and choices
- Retention pay recognising 2, 3 and 5 years of service as a Social Worker
- a minimum of 6 protected days for Continuous Professional Development
- sufficient time and support to maintain registration with Social Work England
- efficient and effective IT equipment, software, and devices to allow you more flexibility in the role
- access to systems such as LAS (Liquidlogic Adults' Social Care System) when working with clients.


As a Suffolk County Council employee, you will also have access to:

- Performance-related annual pay progression, in addition to an annual cost-of-living pay increase
- A supportive culture, underpinned by our WE ASPIRE values
- An occupational sick pay scheme
- Flexible and Hybrid working options,
- A range of diverse and active staff networks centred around equality groups
- An excellent local government pension scheme
Up to 28 days annual leave entitlement, plus UK bank holidays and the ability to buy additional leave
- Training and development, including a range of work-based apprenticeships and career opportunities
- A range of discounts for shopping, leisure, and travel
- Plus, much more


Everyone’s welcome in Suffolk!

Only an hour outside London, Suffolk is increasingly attracting talented people choosing to move away from London to live and work in a county that can offer lively and thriving urban and market towns alongside rural and coastal villages. Here is a lifestyle that offers choices and a great place to live, low-cost housing across the county, good schools, plenty of opportunities for both cultural and outdoor activities and strong, safe communities.  A county filled with natural beauty situated on the east coast of England, bordered by 50 miles of glorious coastline, and topped with breathtakingly beautiful open skies. Suffolk is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful parts of the UK and it's easy to see why people move to the area with its award-winning beaches and picturesque nature reserves, Suffolk is the perfect place to live.

Why Suffolk? | Suffolk County Council


If you would like the opportunity to join a large, diverse organisation with a fantastic, inclusive working environment and great flexible working options, as well as the opportunity to improve the lives of Suffolk residents - come and speak to us at the COMPASS Jobs Fair in London on the 21 November.  You can also find out more and view our current job opportunities by visiting our website:

Working in Adult and Community Services (ACS) | Suffolk County Council

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“'s a testimony to West Berkshire that supporting social workers and first and second line managers is seen as key. This allows us to thrive and grow in our professional roles, and more importantly improves outcomes for the children and families we work with. The messages from frontline practice are fed back to the Senior Management Team on a continual basis.”
Rashida , Principal Social Worker

West Berkshire Council

“It's a really supportive team and we all help each other; no-one is left to struggle on their own.  We really do have good management support and senior managers who are really interested in good practice and our cases.”
Kim , Newly Qualified Social Worker

West Berkshire Council

“There is a great focus on career development here, and I've had management support and encouragement as I moved from social worker, to senior social worker to my present role. We have access to good training opportunities above and beyond statutory training. Senior managers are very visible here and you can always access a service manager. We also have really good links with other services which helps joint working.”

“As a mother of two children I have found West Berkshire Council to be flexible as an employer, helping me balance home and work.”
Assistant Team Manager

West Berkshire Council

“I really enjoy being part of a team where there's a high value placed on working together and on peer support; everyone is friendly, and there are plenty of opportunities to socialise together away from the day job. I also really appreciate our supportive and approachable senior management team.”
“On top of these things, West Berkshire is a lovely area to work in.  Our team is based in Newbury, an old market town, five minutes from a lunch-time look around the shops, and these things do add to your enjoyment of your work!”
Natalie , Assistant Team Manager

West Berkshire Council

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