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Our top benefits
- Excellent learning and development programme - with a genuine commitment to your progression, with a structured career progression scheme
- Manageable caseloads
- Appreciation and recognition – you can rest assured that we will fully support you in your role through regular supervision and team meetings
- Car allowance – we know you will need to travel around the borough. If you have a car you will receive an allowance to maintain your vehicle, plus mileage and a car park permit. If you don't, we can help you get one with a car loan
Even more reasons to choose Merton
Golden hello – for new starters within eligible teams in Children's services, we offer a £1500 welcome payment, with half payable on arrival and the other half payable after successful completion of probationary period.
Refer a friend – know a good social worker who would be perfect for one of our Children's teams? Refer them to us and if they join us, you could receive £200 in vouchers of your choice (conditions apply)
Pension – all employees are automatically entered into the Local Government Pension Scheme from their first day.
Annual Leave – entitlement starts at 26 days annual leave per annum, which rises to 31 days after 5 years continuous local government service. Bank holidays are on top of this.
Relocation package – we offer a relocation package for those who may be relocating in order to join us. If eligible, you may be reimbursed up to £12,000.
Equipment – We feel it is important for us to give you the tools you need to do your job we will provide you with appropriate mobile technology linked to your role.
Wellbeing – we know the job can be stressful and recognise that sometimes employees, and their families, need support outside of work. We offer a confidential 24/7 employee assistance programme that is available 365 days of the year.
Staff recognition – we hold an annual staff excellence awards programme, where staff are invited to nominate colleagues who regularly provide excellent service. The winners are invited to attend an awards evening for dinner and to collect their award. A great night is always had by all!
Staff facilities – within the Civic Centre, there is a well-established reasonably priced coffee shop providing a range of hot and cold meals and snacks available all day. We also have a trolley service to each floor bringing drinks and cold snacks twice a day, available for purchase.
Anyone for tennis? – being the host borough to the Wimbledon tennis championships each year, staff are invited to enter an annual ballot for the opportunity to get tickets. The money raised by the nominal entrance fee goes to the Mayor's charity.