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Northamptonshire is a county with a strong track record in delivering profound improvements in children’s social services and we are looking for experienced, self-motivated, innovative and creative social work professionals to help us step up to our next challenge.


​"There's a really clear vision with our strategic managers who understand what best practice looks like from their experience across a number of local authorities.”

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    Our offer

    We offer very competitive salary packages along with excellent training and development.

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    Flexible working

    Remote and mobile working technology to work effectively in any office, at home, and on the go

  • A modern & healthy workplace True75

    A modern & healthy workplace

    Events, courses, and schemes for employee health and fitness.

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    Our offer

    Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus 8 bank holidays as standard, increasing up to 32 days.


​"I’d definitely encourage other social workers to come on board. It’s a case of onwards and upwards for Northamptonshire."


​“The Practice Manager Programme is informative, stimulating and demanding; I'm being encouraged to develop my own thoughts and ideas, while being provided with the information I need to equip me in my first management role.”

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26/04/2017 00:00
The Emergency Duty Team (EDT) are looking to recruit a qualified and experienced Principal Social Worker. We are looking for a Principal Social Worker with a high degree of experience, independence and self motivation to work as part of a small team. The post holder will be expected to work on a rota basis to provide an emergency out of hours social work response to all client groups across Northamptonshire You will be a qualified social worker with demonstrable experience in a variety of statutory social work settings and will be an approved mental health professional (AMHP) under the Mental Health Act, or be able to complete the training to achieve this status. The post involves working alone overnight and a shift pattern that covers bank holidays. You will need to work independently and to a high standard, with a minimum of supervision whilst on shift and have the confidence and ability to undertake complex assessments and make decisions appropriate to role whilst under pressure. The successful applicant will be joining a well established but friendly and supportive team, incorporating regular supervision and team meetings. There will be a structured induction and regular training opportunities. One full time and one part time (0.5) post is available.
24/04/2017 00:00
We are looking for an experienced and committed individual to join our Early Help Support Service. The Early Help Support Service was formed in May 2015, bringing together Common Assessment Framework Coordinators and Troubled Families coordinators into one new team. The service is dedicated to providing information, advice, guidance and support to professionals who work with children and families who may need early help. The team both responds to early help queries and concerns, and proactively outreaches to professionals working with families who need early help the most. The team also oversee the Early Help Families Programme (previously Troubled Families). The Team Manager post is offered on full time, permanent basis. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 17th May 2017
21/04/2017 00:00
Are you experienced and enthusiastic about working with vulnerable children and their families? We have a number of permanent vacancies within the Contact Services Team for Contact Supervisors. This is an exciting time to join our service. Contact Service is evolving and is enabling everyone to think differently about how we can best serve families in Northamptonshire including working weekend hours. We are seeking experienced and motivated people to work as contact supervisors, within our Contact Service team, supporting vulnerable children, young people to spend time with significant family members particularly birth parents with whom the child/young person does not live with. Contact takes place in Contact venues and out in the community as deemed appropriate. Please note there are a number of posts available across different locations. For further information please contact: Beatrice Madzadzavara Mobile number: 07841784056 This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
18/04/2017 00:00
Are you an experienced practice manager? Start your bright future now by joining us in one of the following teams: • First Response Team • Safeguarding and Care Planning Teams • Connected Persons and Permanence Teams • UASC Team • Leaving Care Teams • MASH Team • RISE - Child sexual exploitation and Missing Children’s Team Salary package to £40,564 plus £3,000 Recruitment Bonus. Relocation package available. We are an innovative county council, with a fresh, energetic approach that has delivered profound improvements in children’s social services. Last year Ofsted said we had improved across all areas of children’s services and lifted us out of an inadequate rating and into ‘Requires Improvement’. We are now determined to bring the same innovative thinking to achieve the Good rating which we know is within our grasp. The County Council is building a modern, vibrant, energy efficient head office, known as One Angel Square in Northampton town centre. This will provide our employees with a new and exciting flexible work environment. It is anticipated that the social work teams based at One Angel Square will move in April-May 2017. As a practice manager with us, you will know that Northamptonshire County Council is on your side. We give you the support, training and freedoms you require to deliver change to children and families and deliver lasting improvements to our services. We value our practice managers and offer very competitive salary packages which are among the best in the region. But more than that, here in Northamptonshire we are committed to our excellent training and development. You will have our support and opportunities to develop your learning through excellent professional development. Don’t just take our word for it. On hearing about the outcome of our latest Ofsted report the country’s chief social worker Isabelle Trowler tweeted: “Great news for Northamptonshire County Council. I have been very impressed with the political and senior dedication to supporting social work practice.” By working with us you will help to create brighter futures for the children of Northamptonshire. You will work closely with children, young people and their families, foster carers and other professionals in finding solutions and creating change. Together we will build a bright future for the children of Northamptonshire, and a bright future for you. This is the time to join us. Apply now. Please indicate which team you are interested in working for at the start of your personal statement. For full details on Northamptonshire’s story, our teams and our pay and rewards, please click here. This is a rolling campaign and shortlisting will be undertaken on a regular basis Enhanced DBS clearance and HCPC registration required