Essex County Council is an award winning local authority and we are proud to have had winners at the national Social Worker of the Year Awards in 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Being one of the most populated counties in the UK, with communities as diverse as its geography, Essex can become the next step in your career whether you are looking for a role in adult social care or children and families.
Social work is a demanding, complex and ultimately fulfilling role. We fully recognise the importance of providing you with the tools and quality time to undertake direct relationship-based social work, to make real positive differences to the lives of our residents.
We are achieving this by supporting our social workers to deliver fantastic social work through our extensive CPD offer, which is expertly delivered by our BASW accredited Essex Social Care Academy. This includes regular training workshops, inspirational keynote speakers and engagement events, making Essex the best place to develop your knowledge and career as a valued social worker.
We recognise and celebrate inspiring and exceptional social work and can offer the variety where you can be challenged and supported, and really progress your career.
Norfolk is a fantastic place to live and work offering a great social work/life balance. We have the same potential for absorbing work as an inner city, but with an opportunity for you to have a different lifestyle.
In children’s services we are building on the positive findings of our recent Ofsted inspection. We are investing in children’s services over the next three years, which will offer development opportunities as we transform services.
We offer great CPD and learning opportunities through our Norfolk Social Work Academy, an excellent relocation package with access to a lease car and colleagues who will welcome you with open arms and help you settle in.
Find out from Yussif why he chose to live and work in Norfolk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1yRjlPyoI4
Tower Hamlets is a hugely ambitious local authority with high aspirations for the families we serve. We are on a journey of improvement that requires energy, expertise and determination to make a success of our work and we are continually making good progress. We want you to be part of the future that we are creating and to help us make a difference.
Come and meet our fabulous team and find out more about what Tower Hamlets can offer you.
Stand 17 & 21
We’re pioneering some changes to social care practice in Hampshire; radically changing the way we work and creating the right conditions to ensure social workers can work flexibly and are given the capacity to provide the level of support and attention that is required for them to make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and their families.
It’s an exciting time to join us as we’re investing £6.5 million in children’s social workers to help drive this change and enable Hampshire social workers to be more agile in their role, leaving them more fulfilled professionally and able to enjoy a good balance between work and home life.
We provide a safe and supportive working environment with positive team support and options to develop experience in a variety of casework. Plus all the practical support you need; including professional development and administrative support.
With opportunities available in both children’s and adult social care, now is the time to join Hampshire County Council, a leading authority at the forefront of radical innovation and improvement.
We would love to tell you more about our career and development opportunities – come and meet our team on stand 28.
Looking after vulnerable children and adults is our top priority at Somerset County Council. We believe in ambition, and empowered innovation. Combine this with strong leadership and together we can provide continuous service improvements. Recent reviews of our services, and their outcomes, show that our hard work and investment is achieving this goal. We are excited to be hosting Community Care Live in 2018 and want to meet passionate social workers to continue this journey, so bring your CV and say hello!
“The people that work for West Sussex are what keep me here,” says Mark, one of our social workers https://bit.ly/2xzLTvB
We aspire to be inspirational, to be proud of our work and to create a brighter future for people.
Our director believes great things can be achieved if we develop a working climate where we form a 'human chain' and we are looking for experienced social workers and managers who are proud of what they do to join us to build a stable workforce.
Come to stand 7 to find out more about our adults' and children's services.
For more information on children’s social work visit https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/campaigns/careers-in-childrens-social-work/
For adults' social work visit https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/campaigns/careers-in-adult-social-work/
Visit BASW at stand number 8. BASW is the largest professional association for social work in the UK. By joining the association you are committing to the values set out within our code of ethics and will enjoy a range of services and benefits. Join on the day and take advantage of our special membership offer.
Buckinghamshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding new role in social care, where you can really make a difference, BCC could be the place for you. Come and talk to us today at Stand 13.
Stand 13 & 14
Cambridgeshire is an iconic and culture rich location offering high quality life / work balance with excellent transport links, yet only an hour from London.
We recognise and reward our social workers hard work and achievement by offering exceptional benefits. People are at the heart of everything we do.
Come and visit us on Stand 15 and 16 to talk about joining CCC.
Charles Hunter Associates is a specialist recruitment agency, placing qualified social workers and social care staff in contract and permanent roles across the UK. Our team provides a highly professional service along with the very best safeguarding standards to over 100 organisations within the public, private and third sectors.
Collective Space is an organisation that is passionate about and dedicated to systemic social work. We specialise in systemic approaches specifically within children’s social work, offering training to practitioners at all stages of learning, from having no prior knowledge of systemic practice and looking to be introduced to ideas, through to experienced clinicians.
The Ministry of Defence has a number of exciting, specialist and unique opportunities for experienced senior mental health social workers. You will play an important role in the recovery of military personnel in order for them to return to full operational fitness or to transition to civilian life.
As a UK-wide statutory regulator set up to protect the public, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) currently regulates over 360,000 professionals from 16 professions. We only register professionals who meet our standards for professional skills and behaviour. We can take action against professionals who fall below these standards.
Hertfordshire County Council pride ourselves on our innovative approach to effective service delivery. Employing 8,500 centrally and 23,500 in schools we are an exciting place to work. If you are looking for a new career challenge, we have a variety of opportunities to inspire you. We nurture talent, reward success and value individuals.
Covering 10,000 square miles of some of Scotland's most stunning landscapes, the region offers everything from the vibrant city of Inverness to some of Europe's most beautiful beaches, as well as a rich heritage, making it one of the most desirable places to live in the UK.
Our new child assessment and safeguarding teams now combine referral and assessment with children in need.
Our adult social care and health services are integrating.
Our family intervention teams include adult mental health and substance misuse professionals.
Our social worker personal assistants provide dedicated business administrative support.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers is committed to publishing books that make a difference. We publish books for professionals and general readers in a range of subjects. We are well known for our social work books, and recently we have published extensively in the fields of mental health, counselling, and gender diversity.
Barking and Dagenham is a vibrant east London borough with a diverse community and ambitious future.
As Council of the Year in the Local Government Chronicle Awards 2018, and with Silver Investors in People status, you’ll find we have a clear vision, are committed to our staff and have a supportive management team.
We’re on a journey to improve the way we safeguard children and adults, and are looking for enthusiastic, skilled social workers who enjoy a challenging but equally rewarding role.
We offer a generous housing and rewards package, excellent training and development opportunities. Why don’t you join us?
Stand: 10 & 11
Barnet’s children and families are at the heart of our family friendly vision. We support our staff to make a difference to their lives by using resilience based approaches that support them to thrive and achieve; it’s all about bouncebackability!
Social work can be challenging and rewarding, so we ensure that our staff are able to do their jobs well by having manageable caseloads, accessible managers, ‘hands on’ support from co-located clinical practitioners and practice development workers and our excellent professional development programme delivered through the:
Stand: 5 & 6
Early Help and Children’s Social Care
Croydon is committed to improving services for children and families across the Borough. Building upon recent improvements and substantial additional investment we are aiming to establish a platform for outstanding practice. Come and talk to us about our plans and how you can join us in our journey.
Adult Health and Social Care
With the ambition to make a difference to the lives of individuals, families and wider communities, our ‘One Croydon’ approach makes Croydon an attractive employer. Come and find out how you can make a difference in your social care career.
Putting children, families and vulnerable adults at the heart of all we do
Join us to deliver the improved life choices for our most vulnerable children and families, and supporting adults to live full and independent lives. Working to be London’s best council, our employees are committed professionals and we are strengthening our partnerships with health and the voluntary sector.
The London Borough of Sutton is committed to making a difference. We want to be the best place to enjoy a children’s social work career, that’s why our new approach is to work with children, families and local people, taking an innovative and restorative approach to all we do.
“Uncompromising in its focus on improving the quality of frontline social care” (Ofsted 2017 ).
Macmillan is here to help people find their best was through cancer from diagnosis onwards so they can live life as fully as they can. We take the time to understand people and what matters to them so we can help them get the support they need to take care of their health and relationships, and deal with money and work worries as well as emotional and practical concerns. Macmillan works and co-designs support with people living with cancer, communities and with system partners, including through our work in partnership with local authorities.
Medicare First is a leading trusted social work recruitment agency operating nationwide. We are part of Affinity Workforce, one of the largest privately-owned public service recruitment specialists in the UK. We have offices centrally in London, Birmingham and Manchester, with a specialist team covering both temporary and permanent staffing across social care.
Medway offers a rich culture and a great future; there has never been a more exciting time to work here.
Since our last inspection we have significantly invested in our workforce, and redesigned our services to ensure we provide the right service, at the right time, in the right place.
The NATP exists to provide support, education and resources for Therapeutic Parents and associated professionals. NATP offers specialist knowledge, skills and strategies which can minimise the effects of early life trauma in children and reduce compassion fatigue in carers. Our ultimate aim is to improve outcomes for all our children.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is responsible for developing national guidance, standards and information on improving health and social care. NICE guidance helps social care professionals deliver the best possible care based on the best available evidence. Visit the NICE stand to learn more.
Opus People Solutions works directly with local authorities to fill all temporary and locum social care positions. Opus is very different to other recruitment agencies; as master vendor we receive vacancies first and our consultants do not earn commission. We are committed to keeping money within the public sector.
Oxfordshire is a great place to live and work. We are looking for talented social workers, senior practitioners and assistant team managers to join our team. Talk to us at stand 46 and find out how you could take your career to the next level with an innovative and forward-thinking employer.
Pavilion is the leading provider of professional development products and services for public, private and voluntary workers in the health, social care and education sectors. Our portfolio includes books, training materials, assessment schedules and workbooks We believe that everyone has the right to fulfil their potential, to provide the best service they can in their role.
Social Work Peterborough recruits outstanding social workers to support children’s services.
Peterborough offers a rich and supportive work environment and a high standard of living for individuals and their families.
As one of five local authorities implementing the family safeguarding model, Peterborough is at the forefront of social work innovation.
With over 50 years’ combined experience, we are one of the largest providers to the social care sector in the UK. We have a proven track record of placing locum and permanent candidates in public, private and voluntary organisations and strive to consistently deliver a service of excellence.
Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE publishes journals, books, and library products spanning a range of subject areas. SAGE remains majority-owned by our founder, who has ensured that the company will remain permanently independent.
Sanctuary Social Care is an award-winning and specialist recruitment organisation of qualified social workers throughout the UK. We have exclusive access to a wide variety of locum and permanent job opportunities across local authorities, government bodies and national charities. We understand social work, allowing us to provide unrivalled support for our candidates throughout the duration of their career.
Slough Children’s Services Trust is an independent, not-for-profit, company that provides social care and support services to vulnerable children, young people and families in Slough. The Trust works closely with agencies across the borough to improve relationships and build lasting partnerships which help vulnerable children be safe, secure and successful.
Now is a great time to join Surrey. We are creating an environment where talent is nurtured and people are supported to be the best they can be. We want to recruit social workers who can make a difference to children and their families by contributing to the transformation of our services.
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.
The Caldecott Foundation is a national children’s charity based in Kent and Nottingham, and our vision is “Helping Children Build a Future”. Achieved through our Relational Model of Care, we cater for children aged five to 16+ who have suffered extremes of abuse, neglect and have suffered multi-placement breakdowns.
The Richardson Partnership for Care provides residential and respite care for adults with severe learning disabilities and a person-centred approach to rehabilitation for those with an acquired brain injury, with the help of our specialist MDT. Our unique, homely environment encourages social integration, individual choice and respect for service users.
A compelling read! The characters exhibit live social issues, set within an urban setting. A self help fiction aimed at teenagers and young adults grappling to find solutions to complex problems affecting their every day lives. A manual to support the practitioner, in effectively relating to the mind set of our youth dealing with age old issues.
UNISON is the UK’s leading social care union with more than 350,000 members across the sector. We provide workplace representation, a helpline open till midnight, legal help for work problems and accidents, and exclusive member discounts. With cuts, redundancies and outsourcing, now is the time join UNISON.
The centre for CPD provides a wide range of professional courses and training designed to be flexible to meet the needs of a broad workforce in a changing and complex environment. All options focus on the practitioner delivering better quality care and research informed practice within their agencies.
West Heath School is a specialist independent secondary school catering for young people with a diagnosis of high-functioning ASD, mental health, emotional, social and communication difficulties. With a focus on personal development, our weekly residential provision supports independent living, personal development and social engagement within our pupils’ local communities.
The What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care is a new initiative that seeks better outcomes for children,
young people and families by bringing the best available evidence to practitioners and other decision makers
across the children's social care sector. Our mission is to foster a culture of evidence-informed practice.