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Refer a friend scheme

Refer a friend to work at ESCC

Through this scheme, employees who introduce a friend to a Support Worker role within Adult Social Care Directly Provided Services can in return receive a £250 payment.

If successfully appointed, the friend will also receive a £250 payment after completing their first year of service.

You will be eligible to receive the refer a friend incentive payment if you meet the following criteria:

  • You must be directly employed by East Sussex County Council (ESCC) and on ESCC conditions of service,

  • You refer someone to apply for a Support Worker or Lead Support Worker vacancy in Adult Social Care Directly Provided Services, and that person is successfully appointed and confirms who referred them.

The scheme does not apply to:

  • Agency workers, casual workers, Contractors, Elected Members, or anyone who is not an employee of the County Council.
  • Members of staff who are directly involved in the recruitment process, such as the shortlisting/interview panel.

How does the person I am referring apply for a post?

Applicants simply need to submit their application for a Support Worker role within Adult Social Care Directly Provided Services, and confirm on their application that they saw the vacancy due to your referral.

See available support worker roles on the ESCC website.

How do I apply for a referral payment?

Once your friend has been successfully employed, please send an email the Recruitment Support Team to apply for your payment.  Please make it clear in the email the full name and job title of the person you are referring. Referrals must be applied for within three months of the friend starting work.

How does the person I refer receive their payment?

New employees referred via the scheme receive their £250 payment after completing a year’s service in post. Their line manager will arrange this.

For full details, please see the Refer a Friend Scheme document [94.2 KB] [docx]