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Working with us

Children's Social Care at Milton Keynes City Council. 

We understand that working in Children’s Social Care is not always easy; but we do know life changing and rewarding it can be. Being a social worker is not just a job, you’re helping to make a difference to hundreds of children and their families across Milton Keynes. We can’t promise it won’t get busy at times, but we can assure that you will be supported, welcomed and appreciated throughout your time with us. So, whether you’re a newly qualified social worker or a seasoned professional, as long as you have a passion to help our Children and share our vision ensuring they live in safety and without fear, we want to hear from you.

When you join MKC you will:

  • Be supported to have a good work/life balance
  • Receive regular reflective supervision
  • Have access to a range of continual professional development and career progression
  • Work with a manageable caseload

Our Vision

Our vision is for children and young people in MK to be enabled to live happy, healthy, safe and successful lives. We want them to achieve their
potential, live fulfilled lives and be safe from harm and neglect. We understand children in the context of their families and communities, and we prioritise supporting vulnerable families and working with communities so that their children can do well and be safe within their own family whenever possible.
Where children and young people can’t remain with their birth or extended families, despite high quality family support, and are looked after
by the local authority, we want them to know that we are ambitious, driven and committed Corporate Parents, striving to help them reach their
full potential. For these children and young people, we prioritise finding the best permanent home for them, so that they can have a stable base
from which to build a secure future; and supporting them, while in our care, to be safe, stay healthy and achieve academically and otherwise.

Employee Benefits

  • Flexible Working - Various roles available to fit around your life. 

  • Over 5 weeks paid holiday (6 weeks after 5 years of working for us)

  • Career and personal development -  We will always push you to achieve your potential. 

  • Regular reflective supervision

  • Arriva Travel Club - Discounted bus travel

  • Childcare Subsidy - Milton Keynes City Council pays a childcare subsidy to its employees who have children under the age of 8.

  • Credit Union - Not for profit financial cooperative, providing safe savings and affordable loans to people who live or work in Milton Keynes.

  • Cycle Solutions - Purchase a bike through our salary sacrifice scheme and spread the deductions over 12 months.

  • Discounts from Vodafone - (Employee Advantage Scheme) 

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) - Free counselling support, legal information, debt management, bereavement assistance, medical information, online self-help tools

  • Employee Parking Permits - Pay by permit and receive a discount on standard/purple bay city centre parking

  • Every Day Matters - Monthly award where employees can win a £50 John Lewis voucher – peer nominated and chosen by the Corporate Leadership Team.

  • Health Cashplan - For a discounted rate (deducted from net pay) you can claim money back on a wide range of treatments such as dental, optical and physiotherapy. Partner and dependent children (under 18) are covered at no extra cost.  

  • Holiday Purchase Scheme - You can buy up to 37 extra hours of additional holiday allowance, subject to manager approval.

  • Homebuy Scheme – Selected local authority roles are eligible for support from Homebuy agents

  • Keeping Well - A free, safe space to speak about personal struggles and wellbeing needs with a trained professional.

  • Long Service Award - Employees who have completed 25 years' service are eligible for a Long Service Award.

  • Microsoft Discounts –  discounts on personal and family subscriptions plus surface products

  • MKC Advantage - Make big savings on a wide range of retail, gym membership/online workouts, leisure and entertainment products

  • Money Advice Service - Free, independent, clear and unbiased money advice, financial health checks and information to help colleagues make the most of their money by making the right choices.   

  • My Healthy Advantage App - Advice on health and wellbeing at the touch of a button.

  • Payplan - Free debt management advice

  • Pension (Local Government Pension Scheme – LGPS) - often viewed as one of the most valuable financial rewards of an employee's job. You can also make salary sacrifice additional voluntary pension contribution which saves on tax and NI contributions - an excellent way to make your money work harder.

  • Salary Finance - Affordable loans repaid through your salary (with a higher acceptance rate than most banks), salary advance facility, debt consolidation, saving accounts, as well as financial advice and education.

  • Smartgo Discounts - Deals with Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach and more

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