Your future.
Their future.

We’re recruiting exceptional, qualified, permanent social workers

We have faced significant challenges. But we are creating the right environment for good practice and we want ambitious, qualified social workers to join us, to help improve children's lives locally. 

Ready to help us make a difference? We can offer qualified social workers:

  • Flexible and family working
  • High support, high challenge
  • Manageable caseloads
  • Up to £8,000 towards relocation
  • Up to £5,000 welcome bonus

Our teams are exceptionally supportive and our brilliant social work academy strengthens practice countywide, empowering social workers to have confidence in their practice and make good professional decisions. We are determined to improve outcomes for children and young people in our care and we expect all candidates to share this commitment.

“Changing the course of children’s lives is the most rewarding part of the job. I feel really well supported by my managers and peers”

Our vacancies

We currently have vacancies for experienced social workers in the following teams:

​Why Northamptonshire?

Northamptonshire is ambitious, forward-looking and keen to make things happen. We have serious appetite for growth, welcoming employment and housing development, and are perfectly situated at the heart of the country, offering the most affordable homes within a one-hour drive-time of London.

We are also one hour from Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge and have one of the highest levels of employment in the country, which means good people get really good jobs.

Team locations

Our experienced social workers are based in offices across the county.

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​Ready to make a difference?

  • Relationship-based, solutions-focused 'Signs of safety' training

  • Supportive team environments, flexible and family working arrangements and manageable caseloads

  • Generous annual leave allowance (up to 40 days) and local government pension scheme

  • Up to £5,000 recruitment bonus

  • Up to £8,000 towards relocation


Apply now

Other opportunities

​If you feel that your lifestyle doesn’t suit permanent employment, we have opportunities for agency social workers too.  If you are interested please contact Kat Hasij from Opus on 03301 242 800 to register directly.

It’s important to remember that as agency worker you are going to miss out on a generous annual leave entitlement, employer pension contributions and the complete range of learning and development opportunities!