We’re here to help those who need us most. Across each dedicated team, we believe in rewriting people’s stories. We bring warmth, care, and uncompromising values.
To help you grow, we’ll provide coaching and mentoring. Not only that, you’ll have access to professional and leadership development programmes. And if you’re a manager, we’ll help you work towards a master’s degree.
We care about your health and wellbeing. It’s as simple as that. So we’ll make sure you’re always supported, as seen by our flexible working and family friendly policies. Plus, we have an independent, 24/7 employee assistance programme that provides free and confidential support. It means that when you need advice, guidance, or just someone to talk to – we’re here. Based in the town hall, we also have a Chaplaincy Team who can support you through emotional, personal, or professional troubles in complete confidence.
For those wanting to keep fit, we also offer great discounts with Active Luton. You’ll receive corporate rates giving you unlimited gym, swimming, and fitness classes. See the full range of Active Luton services here.
Children's social care
Package starting at £33,131 for a Social Worker rising to £53,857 for a Team Manager
Adult social care
Package starting at £33,131 for a Social Worker rising to £48,602 for a Team Manager
From 25 days’ annual leave
Rising to 30 after 5 years of service
Housing brokerage scheme for Key Workers
Help with finding suitable housing
Up to £8,500 available
50% off of your season rail ticket
Including MOT discount
With generous employer contributions
Flexible working options
Save money by paying less tax
If there’s one thing that really rings true, it’s this: as a social worker here, you’ll always be supported and encouraged to develop your skills. But don’t just take our word for it. Meet some of our brilliant social workers.
“Our team is really friendly and nurturing. There’s always someone around to offer advice – and we enjoy one another’s company. While we do handle complex cases, there’s no better feeling than seeing your work change children’s lives for the better.”
Elaine Hughes, Team Manager
“What’s brilliant here is the recognition of your hard work. I feel listened to, and my manager is behind me every step of the way. It means I can focus on what I’m doing – helping those who are on the verge of giving up.”
Maria Musamadya, Social Worker
“It was Luton’s great reputation and the short commute that really appealed to me. I have a disability, and my managers actually make sure I’m able to do my job, and do it well. So the culture is definitely helpful, supportive, and inclusive. But what really sets us apart is the team spirit – we’re all in it together, and everyone lends a helping hand.”
Dawn Callaghan, Senior Practitioner
“I’d heard that Luton Council were great with developing newly qualified social workers. And it’s completely true. The starting salary is good, there’s agile working, and everyone is approachable. Not only that, working in such multicultural communities brings interesting and enjoyable challenges.”
Nafisat Yusuf, Newly Qualified Social Worker
“Having completed my social work placement here, I knew Luton Council was for me. It’s a really collaborative environment, and there are plenty of further training opportunities. Plus, my manager has a wealth of knowledge, and is always growing her expertise to benefit the team.”
Sajeda Begum, Supervising Social Worker
“The learning and development opportunities are first class. Nothing is too much to ask, and managers push you to reach your full potential. Yes, it’s tough work – but I absolutely love it. While it can feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day, I come home proud of what I’ve achieved.”
Joanne Marks, Advanced Practitioner
“You couldn’t ask for better support. I look forward to coming to work every day, and you’re really encouraged to grow your skills by going on different courses. Personally, my favourite part of the job is seeing children in care become part of a loving foster family. And making a success of their lives.”
Hendriette Louw, Supervising Social Worker
Whichever role you’re interested in, you’ll need a cool head and a warm heart. Because of the intensity and nature of what we do, you should also bring emotional resilience. That doesn’t mean you’re not caring – in fact, you’ll be quite the opposite. It’s more about not carrying everything on your shoulders. That’s why we’re big believers in helping one another. So when you’re caring for others, we’re looking out for you too.