Norfolk County Council


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

At Norfolk County Council, our supportive managers and friendly teams care about you, your well-being, and your career development.

We’ve invested time and resources to develop our operating models and to ensure the professional and emotional support you need to get the best outcomes for adults, children, and families, and achieve a work-life balance which suits you.

Our Children’s Services are rated good by Ofsted.

Ofsted feedback on children’s services - Norfolk County Council

We know the job can be tough, we’re realistic about the challenges and we’re passionate about how we can support you to meet them so you can enjoy the rewards social work has to offer.

Our social workers benefit from:

- Dedicated specialist support with your cases including living well officers, child and family therapeutic workers, domestic abuse and substance misuse workers, and children’s mental health workers

- Protected time each month for learning and professional development

- Flexible working arrangements including condensed hours, 9 day fortnights and part-time working opportunities.

- Generous financial packages and rewards including relocation packages from up to £10,000, welcome payments for experienced social workers in specific teams and retention payments up to £12,000 (Childrens FAST teams only, subject to T&C’s)

- An award-winning development programme for newly qualified or returning social workers.

Norfolk is a great place to live and work. It has beautiful countryside, six Blue Flag beaches, and bustling market towns, with the historic city of Norwich named the best place to live in the East of England by The Sunday Times. Average house prices are just under £300,000, helping you get on the property ladder.

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

We are recruiting adults’ and children’s social workers now. Talk to us, we’d love to hear from you.



Team Manager (Adults' Services)

Job Reference:1815

Location:Great Yarmouth



Senior Social Worker- Family Assessment and Safeguarding Team (Children's Services)

Location:Breckland Business Centre, Dereham, NR19 1FD, GB



Childrens Social Worker FAST

Job Reference:2434

Location:County Hall, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2DH, GB



NQSW Social Worker - Level 1 (NIPE)

Job Reference:2457

Location:Breckland Business Centre, Dereham, NR19 1FD, GB



"It’s a great time to join Norfolk Children’s Services to contribute and take part in a period of extensive and positive change in order to continually improve our services to children, young people and families for whom we work”.

Cassy Barnes
Social Worker

"I am excited about the work we are doing in the new Leaving Care Service to improve the experience and life chances of our Care Leavers in Norfolk. The Ofsted judgement was very painful for those of us who have worked with Care Leavers for a few years so the new service is timely. We want to show our commitment to our young people and these sort of dedicated teams give us a great chance to do that”

Team Manager

"I left Norfolk a few years ago to gain experience in different areas of the country.  I returned to the West area in one of the front line teams.  I have loved being in the West where there is a friendly atmosphere amongst the teams where all support each other.  There is a fantastic team unity where everyone listens and is there for one another"

Senior Social Worker