Salary: £34723 – £41496

Shift hours: 37


Working within a highly regarded, efficient and caring service you will be part of one of four social work teams consisting of a Team Manager, senior practitioner, a children and family worker and a variety of experienced and newly qualified social workers.

Our social workers receive regular reflective supervision and excellent bespoke training, this supports them to ensure that permanence for children is achieved at the earliest opportunity.

With manageable caseloads, our social workers have the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with children. They will work closely with the local judiciary and other professional with a focus on securing the best for children.

If you are a highly motivated social worker who is committed to delivering excellent services to looked after children in Coventry, we would welcome your application. 

You will work closely with professionals from a range of agencies including health, education, children’s services, the police and our regional adoption agency in order to improve lived experiences for children.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We are looking for social workers who are committed to achieving the best for our children and families. We particularly welcome applications from those from under represented backgrounds and all walks of life to give our diverse city the greatest level of support it deserves.

You will bring your ideas and suggestions to drive our challenging journey of improvement, to and put Coventry on the map for delivering more positive outcomes. You’ll be joining a great team of people who are passionate about the city, its people and its exciting prospects.

You will be responsible for complex but manageable caseloads whilst helping us deliver a strategy that puts children at the beginning, middle and end of everything we do, with all the support and resources you need to do it.

You believe in providing a high-quality service that ensures that the child is at the heart of everything we do.

You will need to have a recognised professional social work qualification (MA/BA/BSc in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work or CQSW) and Social Work England registration with  experience in working with looked after children, child protection and court proceedings.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled ‘Coventry City Council Application Process’

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Helen Rennocks – helen.rennocks@coventry.gov.uk

Reference: coventrycc/TP/186/6824

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