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.

Children's Social Care

  • 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.

Take a look at our highlights below!

  • Are you relocating to Luton to work with us? Then we want to help. We can offer you funding of up to £8,500 to cover your expenses, and give you support and advice throughout your move.
  • In Luton, we have world class transport links across the UK. In fact, we can get you from Central London into Luton in just 22 minutes by train - so 50% off of your season rail ticket might just come in handy.
  • Our Social Workers are entitled to a free car parking space in one of our council's car park locations.
  • At Luton, you will have the opportunity take advantage of our careers pathway to reach your career goals!

    You will be able to develop your skills and progress to new opportunities within the Council.

  • As part of your career here at Luton Children’s Services, we have a Workforce Development Strategy in place ensuring that you are supported to grow and develop, as in Luton we take pride in recruiting and retaining the very best. 

    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.   

  • We know how important it is for our teams to be happy, healthy and well rested - so we'll give you 25 days holiday right from the off! And if you decide to stay for 5 years, we'll treat you to a top up of another 5 days - what could you do with a month off? Let's not forget about the 7 bank holidays too!

    You also have the opportunity to buy up to 10 days extra annual leave!

  • With generous employer contributions of 17.3%, we'll help you save for your future. Retirement might seem like a distant dream right now, but when you're ready, we want to make sure you've got the funds to make the most of it - after all, you've earned it!
  • Your time is precious, and we believe in working to live - not living to work! So we're proud to offer flexible and agile working options to our teams, just to make it that little bit easier.
  • As part of your benefits package you will receive a work phone and laptop to help you complete your work more efficiently. 
  • You will be able to access Gym membership with Active Luton. You can save on joint or single memberships to help you keep fit!

    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.