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Great social workers change lives

In the North East we want to grow, attract and retain the best social workers

Put Your Heart into Social Care in the North East



We are 12 local authorities in the North East of England offering exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunities for social workers at all stages of their career.  Whether you’re starting out or stepping up, there’s an opportunity for you to really make your mark. We want to grow, attract and retain the best social workers who can build relationships with our children, families and vulnerable adults and help them transform their lives, whilst providing you with support, supervision and the opportunity to succeed in a rewarding and fulfilling career.

There is a strong commitment to high-quality social work education and training. Through our Teaching Partnership and national programmes such as Frontline, Step Up to Social Work and Think Ahead we are working together to ensure the social workers of tomorrow have the skills and attributes they need to really make a difference in our communities. 

When you work for us we will support you in your role with regular supervision. We offer opportunities for career development though the Firstline programme for first line managers and access to high quality specialist training and CPD for experienced social workers, senior practitioners and team managers and because we want to keep the most talented professionals in the North East, if you are an experienced social worker looking to progress your career, we will support you with leadership programmes to help you realise your potential. 



“The Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) provides the newly qualified practitioner with the support they need while promoting development.  I am now two years post qualified and would never think of working anywhere else. Practicing as a social worker is rewarding; it is at times stressful, but living in the North East and working in my authority makes all the difference.” Strengthening and Supporting Families Social Worker

“I joined as a Newly-Qualified Social Worker and progressed to Team Manager. My line manager supported me during that process through training and progression. Everybody knows everybody in my authority, so the communication is very good. The people I've worked with for a long time are very motivated to make our service the best it can be.”  Team Manager, Children’s Services

I work in an authority which values staff and has offered me numerous opportunities for career development. I have worked as a front line social worker in children’s services, specialist social work roles, development and project work, team manager, service manager in adult services and now Principal Social Worker. The training opportunities are varied and excellent quality. I wouldn’t work anywhere else!   Principal Social Worker, Adult & Children’s Services

“I live in a vibrant city with a diverse and varied community that offers new and developing opportunities to work children and families in holistic way. My authority is dedicated to ensuring that families receive the best services through a variety of innovative approaches and services. We are a friendly and exciting city that not only provides a number of opportunities to work creatively with families, but also to enjoy the shopping, food and social culture for those evenings and weekends.”  Senior Practitioner Initial Response Service, Children’s Social Care



Find out more about living in the North East and about our local authorities…



Darlington Borough CouncilDurham County CouncilGateshead CouncilHartlepool Borough CouncilMiddlebrough Borough CouncilNewcastle City CouncilNorthumberland City CouncilNorth Tyneside CouncilRedcar and Cleveland Borough CouncilStockton-on-Tees Borough CouncilSouth Tyneside CouncilSunderland City Council Together for Children Sunderland



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Closing date:
16 Feb
South Tyneside Council are looking to appoint committed Social Worker's to their Children and Families Social Care Services.
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Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:£29,055 to £36,153 pa Career Grade (Bar at £30,756 & £32,233 & £34,1 06)
Employment Location:Children and Families Social Care - South Tyneside
Working Pattern:Full time
Post Number:CF01418
Job category:Social Care - Children Service
Closing date:
16 Feb
South Tyneside Council are looking to appoint enthusiastic, committed practitioners.
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Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:£29,055 to £36,153 pa Career Grade (Bar at £30,756 & £32,233 & £34,1 06)
Employment Location:Adults and Integrated Care Services, South Tyneside
Working Pattern:Full time
Post Number:CF01518
Job category:Social Care - Adult Service
Closing date:
31 May
Middlesbrough is a fantastic place, proud of its heritage and ambitious enough to shape an entirely different future.
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Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:£25,463 - £35,229
Job category:Social Care - Children Service
Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:Middlesbrough
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Continually Recruiting
Children and Families Services are looking to appoint experienced Social Workers
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Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:£26,470 - £37,107 per annum
Job category:Social Care - Children Service
Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:Redcar and Cleveland Area
Closing date:
25 Jan
P104398 - Social Worker
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Contract Type:Please See Advert Text
Salary:Grade I/J. £30,756 - £36,153 - 1 x Permanent. 2 x Fixed Term until 3 1st May 2019.
Job category:Social Care - Children Service
Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:Civic Centre
Closing date:
25 Jan
P518931 - Child and Family Social Work Practitioner
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Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:Grade I/J. £30,756 - £36,153. Permanent. .
Employment Location:Gateshead Civic Centre
Job category:Social Care - Children Service
Working Pattern:Full time
Post Number:P518931
Allowances:+5% Recruitment & Retention Payment (£1538 - £1808)
Closing date:
25 Jan
P108803 - Experienced Child and Family Social Work Practitioner
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Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:Grade I/J. £30,756 - £36,153 + 5% Recruitment and Retention Allowance (£1,537 - £1,807).
Job category:Social Care - Children Service
Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:Civic Centre
Closing date:
20 Jan
A Social Worker / Senior Social Worker for the Disabilities 0-13 Team is required
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Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:£27,358 - £30,756 Social Worker - £32,233 - £36,153 Senior Social Worker
Job category:Social Care - Children Service
Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:The team is based in Spennymoor, but the postholder will be required to work across County Durham.
Closing date:
30 Jan
Social Worker - required by Sunderland City Council
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Contract Type:Temporary
Salary:Grade 6- 8 (SCP 28- 41) £25,463 - £37,107
Employment Location:The post is based at Civic Centre. The postholder will be expected t o visit other locations and customer’s homes in the course of their work as required. They will need to work in an agile way in accordance with the demands of the post.
Working Pattern:Full time
Post Number:50062453
Job category:Social Care - Adult Service
Closing date:
25 Jan
This is an exciting time to join Northumberland for those wanting to progress their careers and skills in social work practice.
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Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:£31,401 - £35,229
Employment Location:Various Locations Across Northumberland
Working Pattern:Full time
Post Number:182535x
Job category:Social Care - Children Service

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