Opportunities in Northamptonshire for exceptional social workers

Are you an ambitious social worker looking for a supported and safe working environment? This is a great time to be working with children's services in Northamptonshire, as we transition to becoming a Trust in 2020. 

Our new target operating model creates an environment where good practice thrives, enabling consistency and high quality service levels for the children and families we work with:

  • Caseloads are reducing 
  • Additional team support is in place
  • New opportunities for progression are highlighted
  • Stable team environments of at least 85% permanent staff are in development

We are now seeking experienced professionals to join our teams as social workers, consultant social workers (non case holding) and team managers.

There's a career for you here in Northamptonshire, where quality of life costs less. 

Our vacancies

We are recruiting experienced social workers to the following teams:

We are also recruiting a strategic manager, consultant practitioners, team managers and practice managers to the following teams:

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

Apply now

We are recruiting newly qualified social workers.

Join our social work academy

If you would like to become 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

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    Safeguarding jobs

    We’re looking for exceptional social workers to join our safeguarding and care planning teams.

“I knew it would be tough, but I love it."

Ella Diver, Social worker, Safeguarding and Care Planning Team


​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
  • £42,527 starting salary for team managers
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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.