Experienced Social Workers

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
31/12/2022 23:59
£33486 - 37568
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Throughout Northumberland
Number of posts:
Closing date:
31 Dec
Further Information

Children’s Social Work Service sits within Northumberland’s Wellbeing and Community Health Services Directorate. it consists of;

- Front Door service
- 4 Locality Safeguarding Teams
- 14+ Team
- Children’s Disability Team
- Family placement Service

The role

Rated 'Good' by Ofsted, we are looking for experienced social workers with post qualification experience within a social work role or social workers who have successfully completed the ASYE Programme. These social workers will be committed professionals, determined to deliver an excellent service to vulnerable individuals within our communities. Current opportunities are available within our Locality Safeguarding Teams in Blyth, Berwick, and Bedlington. There are also opportunities within our Front Door (Based in Bedlington). Please note – Northumberland is geographically vast however Locality Teams work within their particular areas and we have a Front Door Duty system in Berwick and Hexham which picks up Duty visits/tasks within those 2 respective areas, therefore travel is actually minimal.


You will always want to hear the child’s voice and ensure that this is taken into account.

You will be passionate about maximising a child’s life chances to improve their overall outcomes.

You will have excellent communication skills and be able to make decisions and plans with children and their families; utilising the Signs of Safety approach.

You will care enough to want to make a difference - every day.

If your skillset includes the above, come and join a progressive and innovative organisation that values all of our employees.

You will hold a relevant Social Work qualification such as the Social Work Degree, DipSW, CQSW, or CSS and be registered with the Social Work England.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. It is a criminal offense for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

We are offering:
A competitive salary up to £37,568 (dependent on grade and experience) with a wide range of additional benefits.

Flexible working opportunities

Essential car user allowance

Management who are committed to an appropriate caseload

Regular supportive supervision

A supportive learning environment with career progression opportunities
Essential car user allowance

Please take a moment to hear our social workers views about working for Northumberland

Mel - https://youtu.be/T9vkj_F2HVQ
Paul - https://youtu.be/TaX5JHVcA_Q
Charlotte - https://youtu.be/3jRM8sYsYA0
Shepherd - https://youtu.be/Ct3Jhxogfa4

Northumberland - https://youtu.be/xdI-zRQZDY4



For further information, please email childrenssocialcarejobs@northumberland.gov.uk

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Jag Stockham(Trans HR Support Officer) jag.stockham@northumberland.gov.uk. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.