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Social Worker - Childrens Safeguarding & Support

Vacancy Details

Salary: £36,648 - £39,186 + Market supplement
Location: Civic Centre
Job Type: Permanent
Category: City Council (External Vacancy)
Closing Date:
Reference: 0000021820


Directorate: Children and Family Services

Section: Children's Social Care

Grade: Level 10

Hours: 37 hours per week



A unique opportunity to work with dedicated Childrens Safeguarding & Support teams.


If you’re looking for a challenging yet rewarding role, one where you’ll be supported every step of the way, Stoke-on-Trent City Council is the place for you. We are looking for aspirational and dynamic qualified Children and Families Social Workers, who are interested in the Safeguarding & Support Team


  • Stoke on Trent has been voted as one of the friendliest places in the UK
  • We are a very small geographical area and cover locality basis therefore travelling between visits, once in Stoke is extremely limited in terms of mileage
  • Opportunities to become a ‘champion’ in various different areas of practice and development
  • Secured funding for ‘family hubs’ and have been rolling these out across the city creating a fantastic early help offer including parenting programmes, confidence building courses, adult learning offer, food banks and charitable support plus much more
  • We have a strong management team and also senior managers who are very supported
  • Free parking via our critical user parking permit for various car parks across the city, including parking on the multi-deck car park next to the office
  • Our culture is very much based upon team work, supporting each other and working together with our multi-agency professionals, this is emphasised by our locality working and strong working relationships
  •  Our model of working is restorative practice and this is well imbedded into our practice now



Children and Family Services are proud of its achievements to date and is continuing to ensure children and families remain the number one priority at the heart of all we do. Stoke-on-Trent is a city on the up – we’ve been confirmed as one of the best areas in the country for economic growth, we’ve been named as one of the most cultural places to live by the Sunday Times and we’re one of the greenest cities in the country with acres of green open spaces and parks.  We are located in North Staffordshire in the West midlands with easy and excellent access to transport links to all parts of the UK and internationally.


There is a strong sense of togetherness here and stoke has undoubtedly the friendliest people in the UK, we pride ourselves on building relationships with families and partners and hold restorative practice at the centre of all we do.


We are investing in a high-quality learning and development offer to ensure that you have access to high quality learning, development opportunities and support, whatever stage of your career you are at.


For these roles you must:


  • Be a qualified Social Worker (with a Social Work England Registration) a good level of post-qualifying experience is required
  • You will have sound knowledge of relevant childcare legislation, including a clear understanding of ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’.
  • An ability to build effective relationships with children, young people, and families.



Amongst the benefits we offer are:


  • Up to 40 days holiday (including 8 days bank holidays) 
  • Option to buy extra annual leave
  • Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid working
  • Relocation allowance to £8,000 subject to policy
  • manageable caseloads
  • High quality reflective supervision



To be considered for a position you must have a degree in Social Work or equivalent and be registered with Social Work England.


Want to know more and apply?

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us atStoke-on-Trent City Council. as a potential employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our stronger together vision ensuring we are working together to create a stronger city we can all be proud of.

If you are passionate about children and young people getting the right help at the right time, about listening to their voice, and about working in partnership with families and wider networks, then we would very much like to hear from you. 


Please also see the Job Pack attached to this advert.




Additional Information



We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  This position is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Stoke-on-Trent City Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this – we therefore encourage applications from all sections of our community. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed together

Please note that if an employee who is currently at risk of redundancy within the organisation applies for this vacancy their application will receive priority.  If this happens you will be advised accordingly.


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