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Interested in hearing what it's like to work for Children's Social Services in Lancashire and how you can healthily combine your career, your home/family life and professional development whilst putting children & families first?

When:

14th December 2021 - 26th January 2022 - 25th February 2022 - 23rd March 2022 - 28th April 2022
10am, 1pm & 6pm

Who:

  • Social workers who want to have a Social Life too!
    (yes, it can happen...)
  • Social workers who want to put children & families at the heart of everything they do (including their own so lots of flex available…)
  • Social workers who want a career rather than a job
    (Academy for newbies & ASYE's, regular & supportive supervision, lots of internal promotion & tenure to prove it)

Plus, those wanting lower caseloads, more support, greater flexibility and somewhere your passion can shine and be reflected right back…

Salary: £31,346 +2 yrs PQE to £38,890 (pay award pending)

How: Please email - E&CSRecruitmentsupport@lancashire.gov.uk for an invitation

Our Culture


No culture or family is perfect – it's always changing, developing and looking at the best ways it can work together but there's a few things that we do to help influence that.


We aim to ensure our team, skills, systems, structures, style of working and shared values align to our vision and priorities. Our values are at the heart of everything, so we try work in ways that are supportive, innovative, respectful and collaborative.


We have realistic caseloads for all practitioners taking account of their level of experience and the complexity of their work with managers demonstrating respectful challenge and professional curiosity.


We understand that people want to progress, so career and personal development is promoted, protected and proactively available when you are. We celebrate success, empower our teams and respect opinions even when they differ from our own.

 Our Vision


Lancashire County Council has a Vision – we want to make "children, young people and their families safe, healthy and achieve their full potential" and we're looking at recruiting some amazing people to help us do this…

Good social work & supporting families changes lives – FACT.

How We Do It


We deliver social work and support to families professionally & with a strong value base - We build relationships to enable and support change - We take a strengths-based approach focusing on the strengths as well as challenges for families - We build positive, trusting relationships and sustainable solutions with families and partnership agencies – We try keep families together where it's safe to do so and use their kinship network (if appropriate) when it's not - We enable families with the least amount of statutory involvement wherever possible and We do it together.

Why Join Us

  • We aim for caseloads of 15 to 22 (service dependent) and have had an average of 16 regularly previously
  • We've a range of flexible working and working flexibly options inc. remote/home working, part-time hours, compressed hours, career breaks – basically we're trying to provide the life that you're after so flexibility, support, career development, a decent salary and an understanding that there's more to life than just work is what we're aiming for and honestly – successfully delivering
  • We also offer up to 31 days annual leave, plus 2 additional days at Christmas/New Year, plus bank holidays with the ability to buy up to an additional 20 days leave and allow people to cumulatively bank untaken leave to the following year (within limits as your health, safety & wellbeing is as important to us as to you)
  • We have a plethora of discounts and benefits from dog care to day care to days out or in, log cabins by Snowden or holidays abroad, pampering and fitness for your mind, body and soul, long service awards, Medicash, support groups, generous public service pensions, cycle to work schemes and eye tests plus many more
  • Relocation allowance of £7,660 with potentially more dependent on circumstances - Lancashire is a great place to live, work & play – 2 hours from London, great for families, communities, green spaces, village life or city living without the price tag of the south… Sarah Beeny & Channel 4 had it as the Best Place to Live in the UK (South Ribble) with 5 out of the top 13 places also being in Lancashire so if you're interested in relocating – let's chat about what we can offer…
  • Social Work Academy – fantastic support during your first year of practice available to all new starters

So What Next…?

Come join one of our virtual Recruitment Open Day's – it's dynamic & interactive, you'll hear from various members of our team including our Heads of Service and/or Principal Social Worker plus you'll get to ask questions, gather more information and see what it's like plus understand why we would love to welcome people just like you.

Please email E&CSRecruitmentsupport@lancashire.gov.uk for an invitation or contact Bertie Goffe (Principal Social worker) Bertie.Goffe@Lanacshire.gov.uk if you've any questions.

At the moment - we're only recruiting those who have the right to work in the UK as we don't currently sponsor - so if you would like to join us for a whistle stop 90 mins then we'd be delighted to send you an invitation!