Living and working in Hampshire

Hampshire is the third-largest shire county in England, with a population of over 1.3 million. Hampshire's unique rural beauty is showcased within the County’s two National Parks, ample country parks, urban town centres and picturesque villages. With excellent transport links to London, Bath, Oxford and Brighton, the diversity of landscapes, amenities and communities make Hampshire one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

Set within Hampshire’s backdrop are the cities of Winchester, Southampton and Portsmouth. These, as well as our many towns and villages, offer fascinating history and culture with historic buildings, thriving theatres, award-winning museums and state-of-the-art shopping centres.

Hampshire is a truly unique place to live and work, offering diversity unrivalled by any of its neighboring counties. A morning spent enjoying the exhilaration of indoor skydiving in Basingstoke can be followed by a tranquil afternoon by the waterfront in Gosport – a diverse landscape across the county which is represented not only by our people, but the children and families with whom we work.

Whether you already live in Hampshire or have plans to move here, there is a pace of life to suit everyone, with wonderful places and spaces to inspire a career in children’s social work.

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