Working and living in Leeds

Leeds is a wonderfully diverse and vibrant city, home to award-winning national theatre and dance companies, a world-class arena, and the largest local authority-run museums service in the country.

We’re also host to major international sporting events, colourful carnivals, and a packed calendar of festivals and events. There are plenty of fantastic green spaces to enjoy in the city, including one of the largest city parks in Europe, as well as the stunning Yorkshire countryside on our doorstep.

At Leeds City Council we have a proud record of working with health, education, third sector and other partners to achieve our ambition to be the best city in the UK – a compassionate and caring city with a strong economy. Our Child Friendly Leeds ambition brings together the whole city to make Leeds a happy and safe place for all children to enjoy and  grow up in.

Leeds remains the only core city in the country with an Outstanding Ofsted rating for services provided to children and families, having retained this following a full inspection this year.

We are passionate about continually improving outcomes for children and families, and working with them to ensure they have the tools they need to overcome challenges. Crucial to this is our continued commitment to invest in prevention and early help, and in growing and nurturing our fantastic team of social workers. 

We highly value our teams and offer flexible working, an excellent support network, and clear career progression opportunities. We believe in equality, diversity and inclusion and are one of 18 local authorities who piloted the new social care Workforce Race Equality Standard in 2021/22. 

Relocation support

We also offer, subject to terms & conditions, a relocation support of up to £8,000.

For more information about these benefits and jobs contact our Recruitment Team on 0113 3785165

Find out more about working with us in Leeds at Children's social worker jobs

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