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Senior Practitioner - No recourse to Public Funds

Birmingham Children's Trust
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary up to £53,474 . Please see advert text for further details
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Health & Social Care / Work
Job Type
Social work; Children - Qualified
Contract Type
Working Pattern

Job Details

Birmingham Children’s Trust continues to go from strength to strength. We are the largest provider of family support and social care services for children, young people and families in the country. Our goal is to become a centre of excellence in both social work and family support. 

Working in the Trust gives you the opportunity to acquire a diverse set of professional experiences and exceptional professional development.  You will have a manageable caseload, which is underpinned by strong and secure management and key professional networks.  

Our size means it is possible to build your entire social work career in the Trust, experiencing every aspect of social work, thus allowing you to progress in your social work practice and in management.

Join us and you will be able to ‘do the job you came into social work to do’.   We are an independent organisation, which enables us to focus, single-mindedly on the safety and welfare of children and young people across the city.  As well as focusing on you too.

The No Recourse to Public Funds team are looking for an experienced Senior Practitioner to join our city-wide team.

You’ll play a lead role in our relationship-based, trauma informed family-led practice model, managing a complex caseload, providing technical and professional expertise, as well as mentoring and professional support to the rest of the social work team members and students.

We’ll also look to you to lead multi-agency forward thinking approach, encouraging robust consistent partnerships with other service teams and outside agencies, plus the police, health, home office, schools and voluntary organisations. 

We will look to you to analyse the information presented to make informed decisions completing all assessments in line with statutory requirements, as well as implementing, monitoring and reviewing children’s wellbeing within multi-agency meetings.

Our vision is to build a Trust that provides excellent social work and family support for and with the city’s most vulnerable children, young people and families.

About you….

This is a key role in our organisation, so naturally we’re looking for extensive experience of working with vulnerable children, families, statutory bodies and voluntary agencies preferably within NRPF and experience of working in a high challenge environment.

You must hold a recognised social work qualification and have current active registration with Social Work England.

You will be working in our No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) team in line with our Service Offer with children whose parents have NRPF and are at risk of homelessness and destitution; as their parents are restricted from accessing mainstream housing, welfare benefits or employment. Where identified, subsistence and/or accommodation through section 17 of the Children’s Act 1989 will be arranged following an assessment. You will also have experience of undertaking safeguarding interventions and escalating as appropriately required.

You will be able to build effective relationships, carry out assessments, be confident in partnership working with children, families and professionals, enabling their full participation in assessment, planning, review and decision making. 

You will be able to work independently and be a key team player and offer leadership as required to colleagues.

You must hold a recognised social work qualification and have current active registration with Social Work England.

Your qualifications will be complemented by your exceptional skillset – including communication, sound judgement, analytical thinking, teamwork and inclusivity in your approach.

About Us…..why we are different as a Trust….

Birmingham Children’s Trust has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.  The report confirms the progress we are making.  Birmingham Children’s Trust is a great destination for work and career development.

We know and understand that being a social worker is hard work and challenging at times, that’s why we reward you with a very attractive employment offer. 

Alongside regular supervision, access to training and shared learning, 24/7 mental health and well-being support, we offer a wider range of benefits available including:

  • competitive rewards and pension
  • generous annual leave package with 30 days leave plus bank holidays
  • ‘Golden hello’, Retention payment from day 1 of employment
  • Salary Sacrifice Car Leasing Scheme;to name a few.  To find out more click HERE

If you would like to be part of our passionate and dedicated social work team and are committed to continuous improvement, then don’t hesitate and apply today. 

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

We actively deliver services that are culturally responsive to the needs of the children, parents, and carers we work with to deliver equality, diversity and inclusivity in all we do.

If you would like to be part of our passionate and dedicated social work team and are committed to continuous improvement, then don’t hesitate and apply today. 

If you need more information about working for us; email our in-house recruitment team at  Or if you want an informal discussion about the role email  Team Manager - 

You must have completed your ASYE to apply for this vacancy. 

Interviews will be held face to face on the w/c 29 July 2024 at 1 Avenue Road Aston, Birmingham, B6 4DU.



There has never been a more exciting time to join Birmingham Children’s Trust as we celebrate our GOOD Ofsted status which we are immensely proud of. Birmingham Children’s Trust is going from strength to strength.

At Birmingham Children’s Trust we aim to be one dedicated team with a single unwavering focus – to improve the outcomes for children, young people and families in Birmingham. 

We recognise that to achieve this we need the best, most talented, innovative and committed people to join us.

You will be part of a diverse and vibrant community of social work and support service professionals who are outcomes focussed and operate with a strong team ethos.

Being part of that team has responsibilities too; we want everyone, no matter what their role in the Trust, to bring their best self to work every day, to engage with the day to day challenges positively and to be supportive of and trust in each other.

We care about our people and that’s what will make us an Employer of Choice for social workers, children’s services and associated support services.

Company info
0121 464 1560
1 Lancaster Circus
West Midlands
B4 7DJ

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