Children's Social Worker

£30,756 - £37,107 per annum
14 Aug 2018
02 Feb 2019
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

We’re on a journey to do better for Coventry’s children, and we’re committed to doing things differently and have re-structured our services to make sure that children are at the heart of our decision-making and receive good outcomes.

We’re clear on where we’re going, where we’ve come from and how every single Social Worker can put Children first. We've worked to build a stronger support network - and, with a new management structure and inspirational leadership, we’re working to make it even stronger with our strategic plan ‘Getting to Good’.

We’re excited that Coventry has recently been awarded the city of culture. This is a win for Coventry, a win for young people and a win for diversity. The economic impact will be huge for the city and the West Midlands. We’re already beginning to see the impact of this across the city from our brand new offices in Friargate.

Coventry is a vibrant, multicultural city with a fascinating and inspiring story to tell and an arts and cultural scene that deserves its place in the national spotlight. As UK City of Culture 2021 we will be able to show everyone why we are so proud of our city and the people who live, work and study here and build something lasting for our children and grandchildren to enjoy.

We are looking for social workers who are committed to achieving the best for our children, young people, and families. We particularly welcome applications from those from under represented backgrounds and all walks of life to give our diverse city the greatest level of support it deserves.

The role

Join us as an experienced Children's Social Worker and you will be delivering on the ground social care to support families across Coventry to devise and implement care plans to ensure children can live at home safely, and intervene where they can’t.

You will work closely with professionals from a range of agencies including health, education and social care, police and youth offending services in order to improve lived experiences for Children.

You will bring your ideas and suggestions to drive our challenging journey of improvement, and put Coventry on the map for delivering more positive outcomes. You’ll be joining a great team of people who are passionate about the city, its people and its exciting prospects.

You will be handling complex but manageable caseloads whilst helping us deliver a strategy that puts children and young people at the beginning, middle and end of everything we do, with all the support and resources you need to do it.

About You

You believe in providing a high-quality service that ensures that the child is at the heart of everything we do.

You will need to have a recognised professional Social Work qualification (MA/BA/BSc in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work or CQSW) and HCPC registration with at least 18 months experience in dealing with child protection enquiries, completing duty assessments and managing timescales.

Learn more about Coventry and our aims for the future here:  

Coventry’s Children’s Services are also holding a Social Work Open Day on 22nd Jan, 4pm – 7pm, where you’ll have a chance to speak to us face-to-face. You can find out about the high-quality professional support and guidance we offer, as well as our excellent training and development opportunities. To Join us on January 22nd at the Open Day please visit and register.

And in return

Our people are at the heart of what we do, and we’re wholly focused on ensuring our social workers that they have a career for life with us. In return for your hard-work and efforts, we offer a generous holiday allowance of 27 days, rising to 32 after five years of service, time off in lieu and working from home opportunities for you to balance your work and life as well as possible. We also offer exceptional levels of support, excellent in house learning and development to ensure that you can operate at your peak, manageable caseloads and great progression schemes to allow your career to reach its highest fulfilment in direct practice.


Equalities statement 

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

Key requirements 

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers. 

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including Spam/Junk) and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Supporting documents
Experienced Social Worker Job Description and Person Specification (1).pdf
Social work recruitment pack.pdf

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