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Apply now for Social Work vacancies in Cumbria

We are looking to appoint to a number of key roles within Children's Services across the County, to contribute to making a real difference to the safety and well-being of children in Cumbria. We are looking for people who share our vision and ambition and have the ability to inspire the trust and confidence of professionals across a range of agencies.

We are keen to recruit those who have successful experience in a similar role and a good knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and those looking to develop their skills, experience and career in a supportive environment.  

Appointment Bonus

The roles in Allerdale and Copeland are eligible for a generous appointment bonus on top of the council's excellent relocation package. This will be awarded once you have been in the role for three months. It is repayable if you leave the role within 3 years of appointment.
  • Team leaders will receive £ 5000

  • Social workers will receive £ 4000

Social Work Career Pathway

As a learning organisation we have introduced defined career pathways as illustrated in the brochure below, each level is underpinned by learning and development opportunities with an emphasis on research in practice.

There will be opportunities as part of your development with us to shape your career direction either into practice excellence or into social work management.
Whichever, route you decide to take we will support you throughout.

Download a copy of the recruitment brochure below for more information.

Have a question?

For an informal discussion or to find out more about social work career opportunities in Cumbria please email or call 07585 795330.

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