Why choose adult social care in Wakefield?

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Work in a job to be proud of join adult social care

Here’s how a role working in Wakefield adult social care adds up

Competitive salary

We value our staff in adult social care and that’s reflected in our competitive pay.

We also offer additional payments for hours above your contract such as:

  • standard overtime (over 37 hours) = Normal rate plus 1/3 pay (on Sunday’s overtime is plus 2/3)
  • work on a Saturday = Normal rate plus 1/3 pay
  • work on a Sunday = Normal rate plus 1/3
  • nights = Normal rate plus 1/3 (on weekends this is in addition to that enhanced rate)
  • bank holidays = Double rate

Annual leave allowance

Receive a minimum 25 days, plus bank holidays as standard, rising as you stay with us or progress up salary grade points.


Benefit from standard working hours or up to two months advanced notice working arrangements (dependent on service area).

With the range of roles there is in adult social care, there’s sure to be one to suit your lifestyle and needs, with flexible work arrangements available too.

Supportive teams and management

We have close-knit teams with supportive management and processes in place to ensure you can do your best work and have a healthy wellbeing.

Learning and development

Previous qualifications or experience in social care isn’t necessary as we’ll offer support and funding for the appropriate qualification for your role once you’re with us. Plus you'll get access to ongoing learning and development opportunities.

Help to get started

Background checks are part of the process of starting a career in adult social care. We’ll fund your Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check and do an Adult First check which may allow you to start work earlier.

If you have convictions, cautions, or reprimands this doesn’t always mean you can’t have a role in adult social care. It will just depend on its relevance to the role.

A rewarding career, with great benefits

A career in adult social care in Wakefield brings:

  • job security
  • generous pension contributions
  • maternity allowance
  • benefits
  • an understanding sickness policy

We also offer:

  • a flexible full-time working pattern of 37 hours per week*
  • 30 days holidays plus 8 Bank Holidays. *
  • support and access to high-quality training programmes to progress your career to the next level
  • we are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our staff. We recognise that resilient teams need good work-life balance as well as supportive leadership
  • access to Wellbeing Coaching if required, Support for Carers, a Sense of Belonging
  • discounted and subsidised public transport (Arriva Bus Annual Travel Ticket, Northern Trains Limited (NTL), MetroCard)
  • local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • discounted membership to our excellent leisure facilities with free 12 weeks exercise program
  • discounts for a range of retail, entertainment, health and leisure providers
  • cycle to work scheme
  • eligibility to apply for a Blue Light Card

*Role and Grade specific 

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