Working and living in Sheffield

In Sheffield you're choosing a city of stunning landscapes, and a city that's creative, welcoming, rich in culture and history, but with a modern outlook and a million things to see and do.

In Sheffield you also get a low cost of living, great schools, and an unrivalled quality of life with the Peak District on your doorstep and the largest theatre district outside of London.

As England’s fourth largest city, we have a wealth of facilities, two world class universities, good retail and indie shopping, galleries, industrial heritage and natural history museums, great sporting clubs, the magnificent Lyceum, Crucible and a raft of independent theatres and cinemas for evening entertainment. 

Known as the Outdoor City, we have 50 public parks, 170 woodlands and the beautiful Peak District National Park within our boundaries, ideal for walking, relaxing, cycling and climbing.

We are looking for talented people who can share our passion for this city. Choose Sheffield and you'll discover an extraordinary place to live and work.

We are looking for the very best social workers to support all children and young people to enjoy their childhood and reach their full potential. Our goal is to consistently place the child at the centre of our social work practice and to design and provide services that reflect the child’s voice and need. 

We will put you in an environment where you can succeed by:

  • being part of a genuinely supportive team - we care and it really shows

  • having close support from our excellent managers

  • providing great opportunities to progress in your career

  • offering generous and flexible work packages

  • seeking out innovation and best practice at every opportunity

  • being part of an incredible city

Relocation support

If you are considering relocating to Sheffield we provide a generous relocation benefits package.

This covers reasonable costs up to the value of £7,494 associated with selling, buying, and moving.

For more information about working for us visit
Social Worker Recruitment Opportunities

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