Along with a competitive salary, you will have access to generous benefits and relocation assistance.

Job Role Salary
Newly Qualified Social Worker £31,371 to £33,799
Experienced Social Worker £34,788 to £37,849
Assistant Team Manager / Advanced Social Worker £38,813 to £41,675
Independent Reviewing Officer / CP Chair £38,813 to £41,675 (plus market supplement taking salary to £42,683 to £45,591)
Team Manager £42,683 to £45,591
Service Manager £46,698 to £50,023
Head of Service £55,806 to £59,371

Assessed & Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) / Newly Qualified Social Worker (NQSW)

ASYE’s/NQSW’s in their first 18 months of practice will receive accelerated increments with an incremental increase at 6 months, 12 months and 18 months (subject to the rules of the scheme) and be eligible to apply to move through the threshold to Experienced Social Worker at 2 years.

Key Skills Policies

  • Golden hello - You will receive a Golden Hello payment of up to a maximum of £3,000.
  • Retention - You will receive up to £3,000 after 12 months completed service.
  • Professional Subscriptions - You will receive reimbursement of your professional subscription.
  • Student Loan Allowance Scheme - You will receive reimbursement equivalent to between 50% to 100% of student loan payment each month.

These payments are subject to the rules of each scheme and the value dependent on the specific post.


We know that the power of your recommendation is far better than any advert, so once you are working for Torbay, if you tell all your friends what a great place it is to work and they get a Social Work job with us, we will give you £1,000 (split over two payments) to say thank you, subject to scheme rules.


The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government. Visit for information.

Annual leave

As a full-time employee, you’ll be entitled to a minimum of 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays. This rises by one additional day’s leave each year, on the anniversary of your
employment, to a total of 30 days as a full-time employee. One further additional day’s leave is given after 10 years service.

Professional development

A vast amount of opportunities within our learning and development offer

Relocation/support package

Once you have accepted a position with us, you may be eligible for a key skills relocation package, based on you currently living more than a 75 mile radius from your main place of work in Torbay and relocating within a 25 mile radius of your normal place of work. We understand that everyone has different circumstances and our aim is to be as flexible as we can to support your move to Torbay. If you are eligible, we will offer you:

  • A tailored relocation package of up to £8,000, where moving from one rental property to another, and up to a maximum of £15,000 (subject to the specific post) if selling and buying a property
  • Help with finding temporary accommodation, if required
  • Help with finding a home to rent or buy
  • Help with finding a suitable nursery or school for your dependents

Subsidised car parking

Staff car parking permits are issued to Torbay council staff members and are for use in Torbay council pay and display car parks. Car parks around council offices are plentiful and council
staff are able to park each day for a daily fee of either 50 pence (up to 6 hours) or £1. Staff members are also able to use their permit, and subsidised rate, at weekends in council car parks
throughout Torbay.

Essential car users

An enhanced mileage allowance is paid to those employees who are able to demonstrate that they meet the criteria of the essential car user policy.

Colleagues benefits and discounts

Staff are able to access MyLifestyle which is our staff benefits scheme where employees are able to access discounts and cashback on a whole host of popular brands plus offers from
local retailers. MyLifestyle also includes the Cycle2Work scheme and Eyecare Vouchers.


Staff have access to a free confidential counselling service.


Staff have access to a confidential coaching service.


We offer a range of flexible friendly policies including flexible working and a career break scheme.