Social work jobs Social Worker/Senior Social Worker

Posted 28-04-2022
Application deadline 22/05/2022
Location Wakefield
Job reference 232747
Hours per-week 37
Salary £32,798.00 - £35,336.00 Grade 9, £36,798.00 - £39,571.00 Grade 10

Wakefield Children’s Services are looking for qualified and experienced social workers to join our incredible locality and integrated front door teams. Do you want to work for an authority which offers stability, manageable workloads and strong team spirit, if so, this is the role for you. Wakefield Children’s Services have been rated by Ofsted as GOOD with outstanding leadership (Nov, 2021). Wakefield place children and their families at the centre of practice and continually focus on making Wakefield a fantastic place to live and work.


What can we offer you?

  • Outstanding permanent and experienced leaders.
  • Retention payments up to at least 2023.
  • Competitive pay.
  • Manageable caseload (around 20 cases).
  • Flexible working.
  • Small supportive teams with advanced practitioners and children and family workers.
  • Restorative ways of working in every area.
  • Fantastic learning and development opportunities.
  • Excellent transport links to the motorways, M62, A1 and M1.
  • Cluster based working over small geographical areas.
  • Essential car user allowance.
  • 28 days of Holidays plus 8 Bank Holidays.
  • Discounted and subsidised public transport (Arriva Bus Annual Travel Ticket, Northern Trains Limited (NTL), MetroCard).
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Great range of benefits including discounted membership to our excellent leisure facilities with free 12 weeks exercise program with a dedicated personal trainer, discounts for a range of retail, entertainment, health and leisure providers, cycle to work scheme and many more.


What are we asking from you?

  • BA or MA in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work, or equivalent, recognised by the Central Council for Education & Training in Social Work.
  • Registered with Social Work England.
  • Experience of working with children and families as a qualified social worker.
  • An ability to build strong relationships with children, their families, colleagues and partner agencies.
  • Resilience, tenacity and passion.
  • To be able to identify what children and their families need to make positive changes.
  • An ability to write high quality reports and assessments and analyse information effectively.
  • To focus on your own development and that of the wider service.

Salary grade range

G9  (SCP 28 – 31) £32,798 - £35,336

G10(SCP 32 – 35) £36,371 - £39,571

Full time and part time vacancies available.

More Information

To view a video, highlighting some of the key quotes and parts of our recent Ofsted report, click here.

To view our Ofsted report, click here

For further information or a discussion please contact

Louise Danks – Locality Service Manager – Locality- or 07823 520956

Esther Beresford – Locality Service Manager or 07920 360092

Jane Wood – Locality Service Manager – or 07920 331837

Tracey Yates – Integrated Front Door Service manager-  or 07342 092050


Want to Know More?

If you would like to know more about the role, the recruitment process or working for Wakefield Council feel free to contact Louise Danks.

Tel: 01924 315917



Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.


DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service)

The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.


Fluency Duty

This post is subject to the Fluency Duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016. The post-holder is required to demonstrate an appropriate level of fluency under the duty as detailed within the job specification for the post.



In accordance with the Council’s Probation Procedure this post is subject to a 6-month Probationary Period.



Having a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve helps us to achieve the best outcomes for all. We encourage applications from everyone and actively seek to ensure that everyone feels included in the workplace so that we can make the most of our differences.


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