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Whilst we do see ourselves as one big team – within that we have smaller sub teams who work very closely together and the support we have for each other is a huge part of who we are and helps us do what we do.

We are a smaller authority so it is more like a family, we all support each other across services and senior management is accessible to all employees, so you really feel part of the council and the community.

It does not matter if you do not have previous experience if you are passionate about helping others you are the perfect candidate. There are many different roles available, depending on where you would like to work or what you want to do, and we can help you find the right fit. What is important is your values and attitude.

We can offer an opportunity for you to come and see the work we undertake, meet the teams and talk you through the roles to see if this is what you were expecting, which will also support you if you make an application, giving insight into what you are applying for. We have modernised our recruitment process, so gone is a long and onerous application form – replaced with an online slicker process where your CV forms the biggest part of your application. Therefore, you are in control of what information you want to share with us in the format you want to share it in. We still perform all our safer recruitment responsibilities but we want the application process to be painless for you.


Brendan Gray

"I’ve been with Blackburn with Darwen Council a relatively short time, but feel I have certainly found my place, the enthusiasm and pride people have for the area and their work is palpable. I’ve been both a Team Manager and Service Lead in the borough and have met some fantastic colleagues; high value is placed on relationships, job satisfaction and service improvement.

I’m continually in awe at the lengths our teams go to in supporting local people and every day I learn so much from others.

After a particularly unique couple of years, the pace of change has opened up some exciting opportunities within adult social care, opportunities which I know as a department we are ready to influence and embrace".

Kevin Yule

"I have worked for the Council for 33 years, at various levels and for different departments. From what I do now, Social Care Worker to Deputy temp manager at Hopwood Court, Physical rehab to Kosovan Refugee deputy manager. (Temp) and working for Life Long Learning as a support worker with adult learners.

The Council helped me over the years to move around and keep life/work interesting and fulfilling. Where else would you get opportunities like that?"


Sean Dickinson

“I’ve worked for BwD for 28 years and would never want to work anywhere else. From my first roll as a temporary admin assistant to where I am now, I’ve always been encouraged, stimulated, supported, educated, challenged and given professional freedom to get on with my role as Practice Development Manager in Adults Social Care.

I’m surrounded by great people who genuinely care about what they do and encourage the best in each other so that we can provide the best service we possibly can to the community we serve. “

Visit our website for more information about our Adult Services teams

Adults and Community Services Social Work, Social Care Teams diagram

Adults Social Work Career Progression Flowchart and Table