Hi, I’m Matthew Reading, Head of Social Work for the West locality. I have worked in Children’s Services for twenty years, in London first and then in Eastern England.

I moved my family from London to Norfolk looking for a change in lifestyle for my three young children. The county is beautiful and the West Norfolk coastline, a few miles from my office is breath taking. Property prices are comparatively cheap in this part of Norfolk, as are living costs generally. This means a really good quality of life is achievable.

Norfolk County Council is a warm and supportive place to work. There is a genuine interest in frontline practice at levels of leadership. People know each other by name in my office and there is a good mix of new staff and longer term practitioners. This makes a resilient and forward looking team, and a creative approach to work with our local families. I look forward to going to work in the morning – it’s a great place to be.  

If you are an experienced social worker and looking to move to West Norfolk, you can find out more about our beautiful locality here.

We would love to hear from you.