We’re here to help those who need us most. Across our Children's Social Worker teams, we believe in rewriting people’s stories. We bring warmth, care, and uncompromising safeguarding values.
Alongside the many challenges facing the town, Luton has a number of important strengths and assets that will be crucial to driving the success of this vision over the coming years.
We are a cohesive town with a powerful sense of community spirit within our neighbourhoods. Home to the fifth largest airport in the UK which supports jobs, the local economy and services for residents. We are also home to Luton and Dunstable Hospital and Luton Town Football Club.
Luton has outstanding access to greenspace including six green flag parks and close proximity to the Chilterns. We have many good and outstanding schools and one of the few places in the country with no inadequate schools.
Interested? Well we offer some fantastic benefits here too.
You will be able to develop your skills and progress to new opportunities within the Council.
This strategy outlines how we will create the best opportunities and learning culture to help us collectively achieve stability and permanency within our service, along with a confident, highly experienced workforce
The Council’s has moved to a ‘new normal’ in October 2021 with a general working arrangement for staff of 3 days p/w working from home.
The Children’s Directorate has adopted this approach in line with Council policy. The hybrid approach to work will continue with staff working from home on this semi-permanent basis, with only those employees; because of their home situation, wellbeing needs or because of operational or service user’s requirements, will come into the office on a regular basis.
The teams ‘on duty’ or working weekends remains office based. The remaining teams will work using the hybrid approach.
These working arrangements are in place and provide the appropriate levels of autonomy and promoting a positive work/life balance ;there are no plans to alter this.
The service will continue to use IT solutions (Skype, Microsoft Teams and AVAYA) for virtual meetings. Service meetings and team meetings will continue virtually for the time being.
You also have the opportunity to buy up to 10 days extra annual leave!
You'll also have the opportunity to join Costco as being an employee of a local authority.
More discounts include Vauxhall Cars and Kaarp, which offers you various different offers for you and your family.