Working and living in North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire is the ideal place to live, work and visit. The market towns are steeped in history with lots to see and do. Whether you choose to discover the past at one of the many museums of heritage attractions, relax in beautiful green spaces or explore the Lincolnshire Wolds, you will not be disappointed.

North Lincolnshire is a mix of rural and urban areas; Scunthorpe is the main town. Recently the number of parks and green areas have been increased across the county with five of those being awarded the internationally recognised Green Flag Award.

Around 173,000 people live in North Lincolnshire, 39,000 of those are children and young people who benefit from above average quality early years and school settings. Nine out of 10 schools are rated by Ofsted as good or outstanding.

North Lincolnshire Council Children Services are ‘outstanding’ as rated by Ofsted. The inspectors commented that “social work thrives”. Social workers say they feel safe, supported and enabled to build relationships with families. The council’s One Family approach focuses on enabling children to be in their families, schools and communities. You can see more about what North Lincolnshire has to offer as an employer in this video.

North Lincolnshire has great transport links and has been ranked fourth nationally for satisfaction with ease of access to community transport.

North Lincolnshire Council is committed to achieving its ambition for the area to be the best place for residents and is investing £100m in the next three years on future developments including improving Scunthorpe town centre, rolling out full fibre broadband and planting trees to improve the environment. 

The council’s priorities are:

  • Keeping people safe and well

  • Enabling resilient and flourishing communities

  • Enabling economic growth and renewal

  • Providing value for money for local taxpayers 

Relocation support

We also offer relocation support.

For more information about these benefits and jobs contact us at

For more information about working for us in Children’s Social Care visit
Children’s Social Care

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