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Complex Safeguarding Social Worker

Social Care

Childrens' Services

Manchester City Council

Number of vacancies: 5
Work Pattern: 35 hours Monday to Friday (8.45am to 4.30pm)
Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date: 1st of April 2024
This vacancy is subject to the following pre-employment checks:-
  • Proof of your Social Work Qualification and registration with Social Work England
  • Car Documentation- This post is a designated Essential Car User. Therefore, you must always hold a full valid driving license and provide your own car for use at work.
  • Police Vetting; You will be required to undertake a Greater Manchester Police vetting process.
  • DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance - this post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (amended in 2013). Appointable candidates will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We have a policy on the Employment of Ex-Offenders and it is available upon request. 
Interested in working with children at risk of exploitation in our Complex Safeguarding Team? 

We are looking for social workers to join our multi agency Complex Safeguarding Hub. This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative service and play a key role in safeguarding and working with young people at risk of exploitation across the city of Manchester, including carrying out assessments and delivering bespoke interventions to reduce harm and raise aspirations and achieve great outcomes.

The Hub works with young people who are at risk from child sexual exploitation, child criminal exploitation, gangs and serious youth violence and we have a strong focus on building trusted relationships and a trauma informed approach with young people alongside the disruption of perpetrators. You will work closely with colleagues from GMP and Health and other partners to deliver best possible response to those at risk of exploitation. A key part of the role is to work with colleagues in social work teams across the city to support and advise on exploitation issues and to develop and sustain strong working relationships with a range of partners.
We are looking for individuals with a passion for working with adolescents, who have excellent communication skills and a sound understanding of social work and exploitation and who can be creative and innovative in their work. we will consider all relevant experience, for example, you could be a ASYE who has worked in Youth work in the past or in the voluntary sector.


Daniel says “The Complex Safeguarding Hub is an excellent place to work in order to develop your skills working with some of the most challenging issues that children and teenagers face. Whilst working in Manchester’s Complex Safeguarding Hub, I have worked with children from many different diverse backgrounds, who face risks such as exploitation and serious youth violence. Supporting children and families who face these struggles has been extremely rewarding, and helped me develop my skills as a specialist social worker, by tackling many issues, some of which are unique to a big city like Manchester.

We’re the local government authority for Manchester, and have teams across the city helping to make this a great place to live for everyone. We’re proud to do local government differently, in a city with an international reputation for diversity, creativity, culture and passion. 

When you join us, you’re joining a team of over 7,000 council staff helping to make our ambition for Manchester a reality. Whatever your role, you’ll be supporting our residents and communities to be the best they can be, and helping to build a Manchester that's fairer for everyone who lives, works, volunteers, studies or plays here. 

To make our ambition a reality, every person we recruit needs to play their its part. It takes a certain type of behaviour, attitude and way of working to get Manchester where it wants to be. Our people and partners have agreed five ‘behaviours’ – the grounding for how we must work together and treat one another:

  • We take time to listen and understand
  • We work together and trust each other
  • We show that we value our differences and treat each other fairly
  • We ‘own it’ and we’re not afraid to try new things
  • We’re proud and passionate about Manchester

A career with us means you can be yourself, thrive, and build the career your talent and ambition deserve.

Creating an inclusive team at Manchester City Council 

At Manchester City Council, we strive to create a fair and inclusive workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve. If you want to find out more about the role, our culture, flexible arrangements or any adjustments, please let us know by emailing If you are invited to interview we will ask you if you require any adjustments in order for you to best demonstrate your suitability for the role in the interview process. 

If you would like to access the job details in another format, such as large print, audio or printed on a coloured paper, please email or call 0161 227 3373. 

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition


As a Disability Confident Employer, we provide support for employees with physical or mental-health conditions, a disability or neurodiversity. Our workplaces are accessible by design, and we make workplace adjustments including providing aids, adaptations and equipment. These, combined with our flexible working policies such as disability-related leave, enable our employees to perform their role, thrive and be their authentic selves in work. 

We’ve also included some useful tips on how to submit the best application.

When you join us 

We want everyone to be able to be themselves at work and give their best. If you need additional support to undertake the duties of the role, we’ll make every effort to source any necessary aids, adaptations or equipment. If, however, any task proves to be unachievable, we will look at redesigning parts of the role. 

Other relevant information 

Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment
Our Manchester Strategy/Behaviours.pdf 
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