Working and living in Barnsley

Barnsley is a great place to live, work and visit. We’re open for business, with our central location, digital connectivity, and excellent links to major road networks. It’s an appealing place to live, with our thriving town centre and Principal Towns. We’re home to one of the best markets in South Yorkshire and everyone can enjoy the borough’s excellent cultural attractions, leisure facilities and our beautiful outdoor spaces.

In Barnsley we want everyone to have a good life. This means everything from a quality place to call home, to good physical and mental wellbeing and a sense of self-worth through diverse and secure employment opportunities. It's time to believe in the possibilities of Barnsley, to look to the future with excitement and optimism. Our borough is a place that fosters and grows ambition, enabling everyone to be the best they can be.

Barnsley Council prioritises Children’s Services and wants every child in the borough to achieve their full potential, to be safe and happy. We highly value the work of our social workers and we're deeply committed to achieving the very best outcomes for vulnerable children and young people in Barnsley.

Children and their families are at the centre of all that we do, and our practice is underpinned by a strength based and relational model. Social workers receive regular supervision, appraisal, training, and development opportunities. At Barnsley Council, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do.

Relocation support

If you are considering relocating to Barnsley we provide a comprehensive relocation benefits package. 

This features up to £8,000 to cover reasonable costs such as:

  • Removal expenses

  • Storage costs

  • Legal and estate agent fees

  • Travelling experiences

For more information about these benefits and jobs contact our HR team at
[email protected]

To find out more about our Children’s Social Worker jobs visit
Children’s Social Worker Jobs

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