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We are looking to appoint to a number of key roles within Child Protection Teams across the County, to contribute to making a real difference to the safety and well-being of children in Cumbria. The posts will be based in Carlisle, Workington and Barrow. 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 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.

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Child Protection Team in Allerdale and Copeland

Social Worker / Ref CH1614e / appointment bonus £4,000

Enhanced Social Worker x5 / Ref CH1613e / appointment bonus £4,000


Children Looked After Team in Allerdale and Copeland

Enhanced Social Worker x2 / Ref CH1613e /appointment bonus £4,000


Child & Family Support Team in Allerdale and Copeland

Advanced Practitioner / Ref CH1624e / appointment bonus £4,000

Enhanced Social Workers x2 / Ref CH1613e / appointment bonus £4,000


Children Looked After in Allerdale and Copeland

Team Manager / Ref CH1623e / appointment bonus £5,000


Child Protection Team in Barrow

Enhanced Social Worker/ Ref CH1479e / (appointment bonus not applicable)

Closing date – 31st December