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Working For Hounslow

Working for Hounslow

Visit Hounslow and you’ll find so much more than a career opportunity.

Hounslow is one of the most diverse boroughs in the country – home to 285,000 people speaking 188 different languages. It’s a gateway to London and the world.

Our economy is one of the largest of any local authority area in the UK with a dynamic, entrepreneurial business community. We’re the home of videogame giants like SEGA and the area of choice for tech, media, and gaming start-ups. We have a bustling town centre, quality schools, attractive green space and parks, and world-class historic attractions.

What benefits do Social Workers in Hounslow have access to?

  • Annual leave – Generous annual leave entitlements starting from 22 days and rising to max 30 days.
  • Christmas closure – Up to 3 days, between Christmas and New Year, if your office is closed. This is at the discretion of the council.
  • Employee benefits –a range of discounts and benefits across a range of companies which you can access as an employee of Hounslow.
  • Enhanced maternity leave – Up to 52 weeks’ leave after the birth of the baby and the option of a phased return over 3 months.
  • Flexible working arrangements  – our focus is on the outcomes you deliver and we are flexible about where and how this is best achieved.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme – Open to all employees, this is a tax approved, occupational pension scheme. Your contributions are based on a sliding scale according to your salary band.
  • Learning and development – we want you to learn everyday.  We have a fantastic range of resources and opportunities and are committed to your development throughout your career with us.
  • Premature baby leave and pay – where a baby is born prematurely.  We are proud to have The Smallest Things Charter mark.
  • Paternity Leave – Up to two weeks paid leave Parental Leave– Up to 18 weeks’ unpaid leave.
  • Parental Bereavement leave – two weeks’ paid leave following the death of a child or a stillbirth.
  • Pool cars –Pool bikes –available for our employees to use for work.
  • Shared parental leave – Up to 50 weeks’ shared parental leave.
  • Season ticket loans – Interest free loans for British Rail, Underground and Bus season tickets.
  • Staff wellbeing services – Including access to Occupational Health, an Osteopath/Chiropractor and Employee Assistance Programme.

What are the Council’s priorities for the next four years?

A Greener Hounslow where people live in a sustainable borough, where clean air, environmentally conscious transport options, employment in green jobs, and access to green spaces improves wellbeing.

A Healthier Hounslow where people enjoy good health, live well and independently, and keep active throughout their lives.

A Cleaner Hounslow where our borough is clean and litter free, reflective of the pride people have in their communities.

A Thriving Hounslow where local people flourish in a borough which is home to good-quality jobs and successful businesses and where they live in strong, prosperous communities.

A Safer Hounslow where the borough is a safe place with low crime levels and a place in which people feel safe and secure as well.

A Liveable Hounslow wherepeople can live in homes that work for them and in neighbourhoods where they can belong, look out for each other, and play a role in their local community.

Want to care for Hounslow?