Working and living in Hull

In Hull, the council and its partners are working together to secure a positive and sustainable future for the city, through inclusive partnerships and communities.

Hull, former UK City of Culture, is a city vibrant with creativity, enterprise, and opportunity. The city has ambitious plans for carbon neutrality, making it one of the most sustainable and greenest cities to live, learn, work and play.  

Some of Hull’s gems include the waterfront where the fruit market area is bustling with independent bars, restaurants, shops, galleries, an outdoor theatre, music venues, new offices and homes. The city has an abundance of free museums and is Yorkshire’s maritime city.

Popular events include the Freedom Festival, Hull Pride, Humber Mouth Literature Festival, Hull Fair and Humber Street Sesh.

In Hull, you’ll also get a lot more for your money when buying a home and commute times are short too. Hull is also close to the coast and also the Yorkshire Wolds.

Children’s services in Hull have been on a significant improvement journey over the past three years, which has seen the launch of a Social Work Academy. This is a centre of excellence for social work practice in which practitioners from student social workers through to strategic leaders are supported to become highly skilled, confident and knowledgeable in their professional expertise. Success in social work practice is celebrated across the workforce and role models are encouraged – fostering a culture of ambition.

The city has a Learning Partnership bringing together all Multi-Academy Trusts, and this strengthens relationships between schools and the council with 91 percent of schools in Hull graded as good or outstanding.


Relocation support

If you are considering relocating to Hull we can provide a relocation package.

This covers reasonable costs (which can add up to several thousands of pounds/£) such as:

  • Removal expenses

  • Disturbance and/or settling allowance

  • Legal and other associated house move fees

For more information about these benefits contact

Find out more about Hull and working for Hull City Council.

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