Working and living in East Riding of Yorkshire

With many people looking to swap city life for country life, now could be the time to consider a move to the beautiful East Riding of Yorkshire Council to join one of our social work teams. The East Riding of Yorkshire has thriving rural, coastal, and urban communities offering people the opportunity to live, work and explore all in our area!

Our social workers say working for East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Children’s Social Care is like being part of a family. That’s because we genuinely believe that relationships are the foundation to excellent practice and to creating a safe and nurturing work environment. We work with each other in the same way that we work with children, young people, and their families; with compassion, collaboration, care, and genuine warmth. We want our practitioners, families, and communities to grow, develop, and succeed.

That is why we have introduced a high wellbeing approach, which includes a wide range of wellbeing policies and practices that make sure that we honour our workforce, good practice is celebrated and that our teams feel supported. This is part of our culture where we recognise the challenges of the work, but we match that with high support.

Social workers can expect a range of benefits when working for us:

  • Because we care about your work-life balance - the opportunity of flexible working patterns including the option of working a new nine-day fortnight

  • Because we care about you making memories with your own friends and family - Christmas to New Year close down – those working on a rota basis will be paid additional hours or time off in lieu

  • Because we care about giving our newly qualified social workers the best start to their social work career - protected workload and learning during Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE), plus a dedicated full-time mentor for newly qualified social workers

  • Because we care about your career and helping you to achieve your goals - clear career progression from ASYE and between social work grades with learning and development programme mapped against each stage to support you on your journey

  • Because we know we need to be flexible to support your learning and development - effective practice consultants who offer support and coaching to with individuals and teams in your own work environments

  • And, because we believe in rewarding and celebrating achievements, strengths and best practice – monthly and annual staff awards to recognise and celebrate achievement

Relocation support

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

This features up to £8,000 to cover reasonable costs across a range of expenses such as:

  • Travel costs

  • Legal costs

  • Domestic appliances for the new property

  • Transportation costs

  • Temporary lodgings

For more information about these benefits and jobs contact our HR team at

To find out more about our services visit
East Riding Children & Families

For international candidates, registration with Social Work England is essential. Further information can be found on the SWE website.

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