Knowsley Council Social Care

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Make a change today. Make a difference every day.

Knowsley Council is located within Liverpool City Region, with direct links to the M6, M62 & M58 - we’re closer than you think. We are a small and welcoming local authority which enables us to be creative and responsive to the needs of our residence and workforce.  With a new face to face Council Induction Programme, you will have direct access to our Chief Executive and the opportunity to offer face to face feedback.

‘There are many opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge. Managers recognise your potential and support your progression. Positive outcomes and feedback are recognised and acknowledged by senior management…. Knowsley is a great place to work.’ (Experienced Social Worker).

Check out our current vacancies at   Knowsley Council Jobs ( &

Sounds good?? Come along and meet us at the Knowsley stand 1 at the Social Work Show.

What are the benefits of working for Knowsley?

Our Children and Adult services work together to create the best development opportunities for all social work staff. We want to invest in you, supporting and developing you at every stage of your career progression. At Knowsley, you will be part of a team that is committed to making a difference for children, young people, and adults in our communities.  

We want you to be part of a workforce that is committed and motivated to making a difference. Our staff care about Knowsley’s residence, and we care about them. We have high aspirations wanting them to feel listened to, happy, healthy, and given every opportunity to achieve. We want the same for you and all our staff because at Knowsley, we believe, ‘We Are Better Together.’    

What you can expect from us reflects the value we place on you.

Working for Knowsley Social Care means you’ll have access to a range of benefits:  
Competitive salary - up to £41,494 per annum for social workers (pay award pending)  

We are an active member of the Cheshire & Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership  which provides excellent training and development opportunities supporting the progression of social workers and their practice.

Terms & Conditions

- Flexible working, Hybrid working arrangements & family friendly initiatives; Our flexible working scheme allows you to manage your hours & plan your life more easily

- Generous Holiday Entitlement & concessionary days- with the opportunity to but an additional 10 days leave

- We are a Disability Confident Employer, meaning we offer Inclusive & accessible recruitment, offering an interview to disabled people, providing reasonable adjustments, & supporting existing employees.

- Differentiated sickness absence for individuals living with a disability. 

- Generous Local Government Pension Scheme 


  Training, Development & Support

- Newley Developed Bespoke Four-Week Induction Programme

- Bespoke ASYE programme - dedicated Assessors & ASYE Coordinator, protected caseloads & bespoke training plan

- High Quality IT Kit supporting agile working arrangements

- Manageable Workloads - directors of our service work closely with the Heads of Service & Team Managers to ensure caseloads are manageable & you are supported.

- Learning & Career Development: We have a wide range of blended learning opportunities available to all employees, which will be relevant to your job & progression

- Apprenticeship Offer

- Secondment Opportunities

- MyTime – our monthly supervisions scheduled with you. This is your one-to-one time solely focused on your career development

- Reflective Supervision - 4 weekly

- Access to Signs of Safety Group Supervision

- Newly Developed Progression Pathway

- Learning at Work Week: A yearly celebration awards to recognise & celebrate individual practice across the council.

- Visible Leadership with Monthly Principle Social Worker (PSW) drop-in sessions

- Themed Practice Learning Week: Providing a range of bitesize learning opportunities.


Well-being Support:

We want to improve the well-being of our employees both in & out of the workplace 

- Currently Offering Free Parking
Currently Offering Free Tea & Coffee
- Vivup Employee & Member Assistance Programme
- A 24/7 helpline offering a range of support, with access to experienced Counsellors & Psychotherapists
Occupational Health Services with free & fast access to physiotherapists, acupuncture
Dedicated financial advice helpline
Enterprise Credit Union - Offering Knowsley staff great savings and loan rates
Vivup discount and savings
Childcare vouchers
Cycle to Work Scheme: We are committed to greener transport solutions. Our scheme entitles you to significant discounts on the price of a new bike & safety equipment.
Travel support - Interest free travel loans for train, bus and Trio
Discounted Gym Membership
Credit Union Membership
VIVUP Discounts & Savings The program offers a staff discount scheme
Eye Tests: We provide all display screen users with a free eye test on request. We have a corporate eye care scheme which includes a contribution to the cost of glasses
Menopause policy supporting women in the workplace
A range of Workers Support Groups, g., Black & Minority Workers' Group, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Forum, Men’s Support Group, Neurodiverse Staff Support Group.


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Meet our 2023 exhibitors at The Social Work Show

Meet our 2023 exhibitors at The Social Work Show

As we look forward to the Social Work Show 2023, to be held on 2nd October at the Hilton Deansgate in Manchester, we’re pleased to announce another excellent line up of exhibitors. 

New sponsor for Compass Jobs Fair London 2023

New sponsor for Compass Jobs Fair, London 2023

Compass Jobs Fair announces a new partnership with Westminster City Council and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as London event Sponsor. 


Book your free ticket for The Social Work Show

The UK’s largest national conference and exhibition for social work professionals will return this autumn on 2 October 2023.