Why it's great to work in Barnsley

  • A highly competitive social work salary up to £41,881 for experienced practitioners.
  • An additional welcome payment.
  • High quality regular supervision and support and a nurturing management team that supports and encourages learning and development.
  • Flexible working through our digital working agenda and flexi scheme.
  • A commitment to continuous professional development with a strong training and development offer for staff at all levels.
  • An ASYE programme designed to support newly qualified practitioner to have additional support through their first year in practice.
  • Relocation package.
  • Good IT support and equipment.
  • A commitment to health and wellbeing and access to dedicated assistance programme.
  • Just4You benefits.
  • We're in the process of setting up social work academies, which will give social workers new to Barnsley Council a dedicated fortnight of activities to truly understand our ways of working. We hope to start the first academy in September 2022.

What our staff say about us

Here’s what our staff said about us in our most recent Social Work Health Check:

  • 98.8% of respondents feel that Barnsley is a good place to work.
  • 97.6% agree that the organisation is a learning organisation with a positive learning
  • 100% of respondents report that they have easy access to discuss urgent or
    complex issues with a manager outside of supervision and manager's meetings.
  • 100% of our children’s social workers are employed on a fixed term or permanent contact, with 57.8% having worked in Barnsley for over three years.


We offer a wide variety of employee rewards to attract, develop, motivate and retain the very best people in every role.

Just4You covers pay and pension schemes, flexible working, holiday entitlements, personal development opportunities and our Wider Wallet package.

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