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Senior Social Worker - Practice Development

Social Care

Children's Services

Blackpool Council

Contract type: Permanent

Contract hours: 37 hrs

Salary: H3, £38,813. - £42,683. per annum

Closing date: 19th July 23:59 

SALARY MATCH: Candidates who are recruited from the same or similar role may be eligible for a salary match within the above salary banding.


 Innovation and initiatives to improve children’s lives are at the forefront of everything Blackpool Council does. We listen to children, respect their views and champion their rights; but we need you!

Our vision is entirely dictated by what our children and families want - to be happy, safe and healthy, living in a town where they feel supported and listened to. Blackpool families’ rock and so does our new way of working with them.

Already convinced? Skip straight to the job description or learn more…

We want and need great social workers, in return we will offer you:

Our promise to employees

  • Manageable caseloads, allowing for focus on high quality work, leaving you less stressed
  • Support to ensure you get a work life balance you are happy with
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Ongoing career opportunities – professional progression in both level and across a range of our teams
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities; with bespoke training for each service
  • Positive working environment – including support from and access to senior colleagues
  • Dedicated time for reflective supervision

Employee benefits

We don’t just do the very best by our families here but we do the very best by our staff too. We can offer:

  • Flexible working patterns and generous annual leave
  • A range of parking options and fixed desks
  • Relocation package of up to £8000
  • Modern offices, and state of the art IT equipment
  • HCPC registration fee paid
  • Discounted accommodation if you commute but want to stay over some nights
  • Pioneering new ways of working – help to shape and influence practice within the workforce
  • Discounted gym membership, national discounts and more

The role of a Senior Social Worker in Blackpool includes:

  • Supporting the Team Manager in the effective and efficient running of the team. Ensure that children and young people are safeguarded and protected from harm, and positive outcomes are promoted through timely intervention.
  • Working collaboratively with partner agencies, children, young people and their families to assess their needs and plan and deliver services
  • Coach and mentor less experienced staff including Family Workers and Newly Qualified Social Workers undertaking their Assessed Year in Supported Employment
  • Supporting the Team Manager, Senior Managers and Principal Social Worker with Continuous Professional Development and promote learning environment that encourages learning and utilises evidence informed practice. Read the full job description here

We are revolutionising the way we work within Children’s Services. We’re looking for talented and passionate individuals who want to succeed in helping us to achieve a better future for children and families.

"Strengthening families is at the core of what we do"  click here to find out more...

With a growing housing market, a developing economy and excellent transport links, there’s never been a better time to work in Blackpool. We want the best people, with the biggest ambitions.

Interviews are currently being conducted via Skype. Please click here for further guidance on Skype/telephone interviews.


Click here to view the Job Description.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/vulnerable adults. This post is subject to satisfactory two year reference history, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, medical clearance, evidence of any essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.


For further information on the health and wellbeing support on offer during your employment, please see here.

Have you got what it takes to ride the Roller Coaster ride of Social Work in Blackpool? for further information on the career path and development opportunities available at Blackpool please see here.


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working hours

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application deadline

11 59 pm

19th Jul 2020

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