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Luton Borough Council

Social work jobs in Luton


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Opportunities for experienced social workers

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"The best thing about Luton is the support from seniors and a manageable caseload"

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Supportive management

Positive working environment where you are listened to and valued.

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Excellent training

Professional development programme with the University of Bedfordshire

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Generous holiday

25 days holiday (pro rata), rising to 30 days.


  • Coaching and mentoring to support and develop you
  • Professional development programme - developed with the University of Bedfordshire
  • Opportunity for managers to work towards a master's degree
  • Leadership development programme
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  • 25 days holiday (pro rata) - rising to 30 after 5 years
  • Flexible working
  • Incremental salary
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Relocation package up to £8.5k (subject to eligibility) Click here for more information
  • 3.2k car benefit (where applicable)
  • Childcare voucher scheme

Luton's challenges

Luton offers a range of exciting challenges for social workers

We have a young and rapidly expanding population alongside serious levels of poverty and deprivation. Luton is a place of diversity with over 100 different languages spoken in vibrant communities.

This unique mix of cultures and needs make Luton the ideal place for social workers who want to develop their careers in a supportive environment.

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Location and getting here

Luton is located just north of London with excellent road and rail links.

  • 30 miles north of London
  • 22 minutes from London St Pancras
  • Easy access from M1 junction 10/11

Living in Luton

A modern, cosmopolitan town with the countryside on its doorstep, Luton is a great place to live, work and have fun.

  • Excellent transport links
  • Affordable housing
  • Great schools and colleges
  • Home to the University of Bedfordshire
  • Excellent shopping, sports, cinema, theatres and museums
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