Staffordshire is a beautiful place to live and work. The cost of living is comparably low, and we have excellent schools. Most of our families enjoy happy, healthy lives here, but there are some who cannot thrive in the way they want to.
In a county as big as ours, we face diverse challenges. There are pockets of rural isolation and urban deprivation and we are seeing a growing need for family support at a time when budgets are tight.
As one of only three authorities in the West Midlands rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, you’d expect us to embrace this challenge – and we are.
We’re investing millions in children’s social care against a context of considerable financial challenge.
We also continue to innovate our working practices to ensure a whole family approach to prevention and early help, which frees the time of our social workers to change the lives of our most vulnerable families.
Join us and you can be part of this.
We can support you to grow and develop across social work disciplines or levels of seniority, to lead the development of cutting-edge practice and make the most of new tech to achieve a positive work-life balance.
Your social work career will flourish here.
Helen Riley – Deputy Chief Executive and Director for Families and Communities
Staffordshire County Council
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Sarah has worked for Staffordshire County Council for 15 years. In this video she offers an insight into her career and tells us why she loves living and working in Staffordshire.