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
  • £32,277 starting salary for qualified social workers with 2 years' experience

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.

Our vacancies

We are recruiting experienced social workers to the following teams:

We also have opportunities to support these specialist teams in business support roles.

If you would like to be a qualified social worker there are a number of different routes into social work.

“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”

Liz White, Practice Manager, MASH

Safeguarding jobs

We’re looking for enthusiastic, qualified social workers to join our safeguarding and care planning teams across Northamptonshire.

Current vacancies

“The most rewarding part of the role is helping children and families to grow and achieve things that they didn’t think they could."

Paul Scully, Social worker, Safeguarding and Care Planning Team, Corby


​Working for the Children’s team in Northamptonshire you will have access to a generous benefits package.

​Work towards qualifications, develop new skills and gain experience.

​26 days annual leave with extra days gained with longer service.

​Option to purchase an additional five weeks per year.

​Options include: part time working, compressed hours, job share, term time working and flexible working hours.

​Additional 12 weeks at up to 50% of salary.

​Option to join subsidised scheme.

​A range of savings and discounts available on well known brands.

​Access to KAARP benefits plus access to organisations and shops who offer county council employee discounts on services and products.

​Our training and development offer

We are committed to helping improve outcomes for children and young people in Northamptonshire as well as helping you grow professionally and personally as a valued member of our children's social work team.

Training and development

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 with an average house price of £226,478 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

  • £32,277 starting salary for qualified social workers with 2 years' experience
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 to register directly.

It’s important to remember that as an agency worker you do not qualify for our generous annual leave entitlement, employer pension contributions and exceptional Social Work Academy learning and development opportunities.