12 Reasons to work for Sandwell Children’s Trust

When we thought about our workforce strategy – the way that we would set ourselves apart from other organisations – we wanted to something different. We wanted to create a platform to build an exceptional ‘offer’ to everyone that joins us, something that could grow as we mature, something that we could enhance to recognise the changing demands of social care and most importantly…something we could all be proud of.

Like everything in Sandwell, it started with a conversation. What was important to our colleagues? What were their personal aspirations and ambitions? What would help us make Sandwell the place to be…a place where people flourish?

We gathered all the feedback, we looked around to see what the very best in all sectors were doing, and the ’12 Reasons to work in Sandwell Children’s Trust’ were born.

Like all great strategies, the 12 Reasons is dynamic. The framework enables us to think creatively about the way we recognise, reward and support our staff.

An evolving organisation

Small enough to be a tight knit unit yet large enough to offer fantastic opportunities

Clear vision and purpose

Our purpose of ‘improving the lives of children and young people’ is at the heart of everything we do

Inspirational, visible leadership

Connected leadership that truly knows the workforce, and listens, acts and cares

A learning organisation

  • 15 days per year professional development
  • Learning placements to expand your knowledge
  • Effective supervision
  • High quality 2 day induction

Manageable work load

We closely monitor workloads to make sure that they are manageable with regular one-to-one practice reviews and personal supervision.

Excellent career progression

  • Clear and supported career progression
  • Grown your own scheme
  • Frontline & Firstline
  • Recognised ASYE and Aspire Management programmes

Stable and permanent workforce

  • A stable, dedicated and committed workforce
  • Flexible workforce with 20% agency staff

Competitive rewards

  • Competitive salary with excellent benefits
  • Up to £6,500 relocation package
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Your SWE Registration paid for

User-friendly IT systems

  • Class leading social care system
  • Each social worker gets laptop and smartphone
  • Committed to enhancing and improving

Great accommodation

  • Great working environment in refurnished buildings
  • Committed to agile working

Good work-life balance

  • Flexible and family friendly policies
  • Opportunity for working patterns that suit you

Well looked after

  • Range of wellbeing offers and initiatives
  • Quarterly Compliment Cafés
  • A personal thank you goes a long way