Social worker recruitment

As one of Leicestershire’s largest employers, we’re always striving to recruit high-quality, talented and committed staff. Why not join us on a career journey?

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Working in our team

Leicestershire County Council is recognised as one of the best performing councils in the country. We provide a wide range of services to over 650,000 residents every day and employ around 5,000 staff.

Our aim is to work with communities and partners to deliver public services that make Leicestershire the best possible place to live and work for everyone.

We are a Stonewall Top 100, Disability Confident and Mindful Employer organisation. We’re strongly committed to promoting equality and opportunity, investing in staff training and development, and supporting employees to find a healthy work life balance.

Find out more about our inclusive workplace.

Organisational values

Our key organisational values reflect the standards of behaviour that our employees share:

  • Positivity
  • Trust and respect
  • Flexibility
  • Openness and transparency

Benefits of working for us

As an employee, you will be able to make a difference to the people and communities of Leicestershire.

You’ll also benefit from a competitive salary, the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme and relocation expenses (subject to qualifying conditions).

We offer generous annual leave entitlements, smarter working arrangements, a range of family friendly policies and the opportunity to join our workers’ groups (Disabled Workers’ Group, Black Workers’ Group, LGBTQ+ Staff Network, Working Carers’ Group).

Read more about the benefits of working for Leicestershire County Council, including positive work life balance and health and wellbeing.

Training and development

We also offer training and career development opportunities, read what new starter Jessica had to say when she joined the WAA(D) team as a Social Worker.


As a new starter in Leicestershire County Council I have to comment on the excellent training that we have access to. In all the authorities I have worked for I have never received such detailed, but interactive training at such a high level. I have felt in every training session I have attended that I have learned so much and like that the trainers are so approachable and will support with discussing real life cases. For every training session workers receive detailed notes and resources with all the information on, so if you need it later on down the road it is accessible and easily adaptable to the case you are working with. Even better, with access to the learning hub, I can access resources and online e-learning any time I want! I cannot praise the training I have received any higher within LCC and would consider this to be a significant asset to the local authority.


About Leicestershire

If you’re thinking about relocating to work in Leicestershire, the first thing to note is its central location. It’s a mainly rural county with picturesque villages and countryside but with excellent transport links, including access to the M1. You can also reach London by train in just over one hour.

Leicestershire has the largest economy in the East Midlands and is home to major international businesses and strong creative industries, food manufacturing and health sectors.

Schools in Leicestershire are amongst the best in the country and with three world class universities, we have a tradition of innovation across many sectors.

Wherever you are in Leicestershire, you are never very far from beautiful countryside or history. The county is full of churches, castles and museums and was the site of the famous Battle of Bosworth, where King Richard III was defeated.