Pay & Benefits

Pay & Benefits

We offer a comprehensive pay and benefits package to social workers in recognition of their skills, knowledge, and expertise.

* market premia payable to posts in Safeguarding and First Response only
Post Social Worker Experienced Social Worker Senior Practitioner Practice Manager Team Manager Area Manager
Basic Salary Up to £34,981 pa Up to £38,296 pa Up to £42,835 pa Up to £46,670 pa Up to £46,670 pa Up to £50,528 pa
Market Premia* £2,000 pa £2,500 pa £3,000 pa £4,000 pa £5,000 pa £7,000 pa
Car Allowance Choice of Lease Car or Essential User Allowance
Retention Payment
Payable after 2 years service in medway
£2,000 pa £2,000 pa after 2 years service in post, increasing to £3,000 pa after 4 years
  • Technology

    All social workers will be provided with a mobile phone and a Microsoft Surface Pro.

  • Refer a Friend Scheme

    Introduce a qualified social worker to a vacancy in Children’s Services and if they are successful in being appointed you will be eligible to receive a £250 i-reward card following completion of their first 6 months service and a further £500 i-reward card on completion of 12 months service.

  • Annual Leave

    A minimum of 27 days annual leave increasing to 30 days annual leave after five years’ continuous local government service.

  • Bicycle Loan Scheme

    Up to £,1000 interest free loan to buy a bicycle up to the value of £1,000.

  • Time Out – sports and social club
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • In addition

    On a bi-annual basis one of the following options* can be requested (length of service will be defined from April 2018 and not actual length of service):

    Option 1: After three years continuous service, four week sabbatical
    (which could be combined with up to two weeks annual leave).

    Option2: After four years continuous service, six week sabbatical
    (which could be combined with up to three weeks annual leave).

    Option 3: After four year’s continuous service professional development package to obtain a masters degree in practice education or systemic therapy or public administration or other relevant practice area. Package would include release for teaching time and proportional payment of fees, refundable if incomplete or not passed.

    *subject to parameters of the scheme being met

  • Agile Working

    Providing staff the ability to be more flexible, improve your IT experience and enabling social workers to reduce travel time.

  • Care First

    A confidential employee assistance programme which provides a self-       referral staff counselling service, advice and information for all             employees, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • Relocation Expenses

    Up to £6,000 relocation expenses available to new staff who accept a permanent position with Medway (eligibility criteria applies).

  • Rail Season Ticket Loan

    Up to £2,000 interest free loan to purchase an annual train season ticket.

  • Flexible Working opportunities
  • More4You Vectis

    Take advantage of a range of discounts available at stores, restaurants, leisure facilities and more.

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