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Experienced Social Workers


Are you ambitious for children and their families? Are you brave, determined and energetic, but also caring thoughtful and listen well? In a crisis our children and their families need social workers who can balance all these skills and more. In Nottingham City we have high levels of need and deprivation but also hugely committed teams. Want to do great work with other people who want to make a difference - come and meet us "Helen Blackman Director of Children's Integrated Services. Our social workers are committed, passionate and professional people who want to make a difference to the lives of the children and young people in Nottingham City. We are currently recruiting Social Workers to join our citywide Duty and Assessment Service, Fieldwork and Children In Care service areas.

Duty & Assessment

Joining one of our three friendly and supportive Duty and Assessment teams, you will be providing a social work service to a highly professional standard and most importantly keeping children and families at the heart ensuring that families receive the right support at the right time. To help you make a difference we offer manageable caseloads, high-quality professional support, guidance, and excellent training and development opportunities.


We are also currently looking for experienced, qualified Children's Social Workers to join our front line fieldwork teams in the North, Central and South areas of Nottingham City. Our locality teams support Children and Young People in their local areas across all levels of need. We work in partnership with relevant agencies and families to achieve good outcomes for children. Nottingham is an early intervention city and we have invested in the use of therapeutic, multi-systemic approaches to work with families to achieve long lasting change and support frontline social work practice.

Children In Care

We are also currently looking for experienced, qualified and HCPC registered Children's Social Workers to make a difference to the children in care within Nottingham City. You will be motivated and passionate about working with our children in care, able to drive plans forward and ensure that our children are placed with their permanent families as quickly as possible. If you want to make a lifelong difference to children we would love to work with you.

We welcome applications from qualified Social Workers who have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the frameworks that underpin Social Work practice and, are enthusiastic and motivated to achieve positive outcomes for children, by working in partnership with families and professionals to develop SMART plans to meet the needs of children.

Main Duties:

  • To ensure the delivery of appropriate services to children and their families, according to their assessed needs.
  • Undertaking assessments to consider the needs of Children & Families according to the thresholds set locally and in accordance with national guidance within timescales
  • The creation and implementation of culturally appropriate care plans that demonstrate flexibility and innovative use of resources.
  • With minimal supervision, undertake case management responsibilities that include child-focused assessments of need within a person centred approach, monitoring, coordinating and review of care plans.
  • To practice in accordance with the Social Work England professional standards for Social Workers.

For more information, please view the and Person Specification, which are attached further down on this page.


  • Professional Social Work Qualification
  • Social Work England Registered
  • Direct experience working with children in a child care setting
  • Possession of full driving licence and access to a vehicle

We have implemented a new pay and career progression framework for children's social workers, providing better opportunities and reward for our most experienced colleagues. Get in touch for more information. This is an exciting time to be joining a Council that keeps both staff and citizens at the heart of everything that it does.

Useful information for Applicants:
This post is subject to a Standard DBS check

References may be sought prior to interview for safeguarding purposes. You will be advised once the application closing date has passed if this is required.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.

Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. We particularly welcome applicants from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.

If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact [email protected]

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Nottingham, England, Nottinghamshire, NG1, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  14795425
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  30/06/2020, 12:44
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