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Social Work Careers in
Milton Keynes

We're passionate about supporting people to live the lives they want

At Milton Keynes Adult Social Care Services we take pride in our supportive work culture and try to go that extra mile when it comes to investing in our colleagues. Have a read of our Social Workers' testimonials and see for yourself.


Our colleagues primary focus is to provide the best service possible for the residents of Milton Keynes to make a positive difference and we appreciate how important it is to reward colleagues for their support in delivering that service.


That is why we have developed a Recruitment and Retention Strategy that sets out how we recruit and retain our social workers to create a working environment where our approach and practices attracts and retains highly skilled, well supported and engaged colleagues.

Our social workers benefit from a clear career pathway through a career progression framework that creates long term stability in our social worker workforce by creating opportunities for progression and supporting professional development.

The framework is based on the Professional Capabilities Framework, ensuring our social workers understand what is expected of them as well as underpinning our vision to develop a culture of quality practice. The framework details how we support our ASYE social workers and provides structure to ensure all of our social workers can advance their practice and careers.

Being a social worker in Milton Keynes means you’ll be reimbursed for your social work registration fees, and you’ll receive a Golden Hello bonus* between £2,000 and £6,000 as a warm welcome.


We also make additional annual payments to qualifying* colleagues in social work posts. Social Workers (G Grade) will receive £3,000 and Senior Social Workers (H Grade) will receive £4,000. 


If you're relocating to Milton Keynes, you may be eligible for a relocation allowance.*


*Terms and Conditions apply


Meet Poppy, our Principal Social Worker

Hello, I'm Poppy the Principal Social Worker for Adult Services. In 2022 I relocated to Milton Keynes from Bournemouth where I was the Manager of a Safeguarding Team and Homeless Intervention Service. I've found Milton Keynes a great place to work and live, and everyone has been extremely welcoming and friendly which has really helped with the transition of moving.


At Milton Keynes City Council, the Adult Leadership Team are invested in developing the workforce in order to enable our colleagues to provide high quality services to the people who use them. If you're motivated and want to work with people to lead the lives they want, then MKCC could be for you. Visit our Team pages to find out more, and have a look at our testimonials to find out what our colleagues say about us.

Our social workers say...
I've been able to complete a masters degree whilst working here, alongside access to excellent in-house training to help me develop my career

Find your next opportunity in Adult Social Care.

Learn more about the training opportunities in Adult Social Care.

Interested in working towards a qualification in Care? Discover our apprenticeships.

Interested in finding out more about Adult's Social Care at MKCC? Take a look at this page. 

Find out more about working at the City Council, from our benefits to values. 

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