London Borough of Croydon

Competitive pay and generous annual leave

Competitive pay

We offer competitive salaries with the opportunity to apply for career progression 

  • Social Worker (Grade 11) – from £36,372 to £38,229 pa (gross) plus benefits 
  • Experienced Social Worker (Grade 12) – from £39,147 to £41,025 pa (gross) plus benefits
  • Advanced Social Worker (Grade 14) – from £41,898 to £43,815 pa (gross) plus benefits

Social Workers appointed to a 'key worker' post within the children in need service, receive an additional recruitment and retention package* of: 

  • A £1,000 retention payment made after one years' service
  • One additional month’s salary paid following successful completion of the probation period
  • Wandle Road car park permit – no charge

*This additional offer is available for a time limited period.

Generous paid annual leave 

You will receive 26 – 30* days annual leave (plus bank holidays) depending on the job, you do and how long you've worked for us.  

*30 days for staff on Grade 11 and above, or those with more than 5 years' service.

Option to purchase additional annual leave

There's also an option to buy 10 extra days of annual leave via a salary sacrifice scheme. This means that you could have an allowable 36 – 40 days leave (subject to conditions).