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Children's Social Worker

Social Care

Children's Services

Bury Council

Children’s Social Worker

Social Care & Safeguarding

Become a Children’s Social Worker for Bury and help with our ‘Let’s Do it for Children’ vision.

Apply for one of our Social Worker posts now!

Salaries range from £33,024 up to £41,428, subject to experience.

We are on the start of a journey in Bury and doing things differently. Social Workers are such an important part of our journey, and we promise to develop your skills and support your learning. We want the best talent in Bury and need practitioners who help influence the services we are developing. We want to help you to grow, deliver confident practice with protected caseloads and be the best you can be.

We are one of the first Authorities in the North-west to be pioneering the Hertfordshire Family Safeguarding model of working with families and training will be provided to learn new skills such as motivational interviewing.  You will be working alongside Adult practitioners, giving you more time and scope to work with children.

Working collectively, we prioritise support, training and development to serve within a child centred practice. If you are enthusiastic about children, young people and their families and want to work and develop your practice, then we want to hear from you!

If you feel you can use your experience to make a real difference, we would love to hear from you! For an informal discussion about the role please contact Halley Griffin, Head of Service, on 0161 253 5023 or

We currently have vacancies across all main service areas. Are you a qualified Social Worker who is passionate about improving lives for children? Then come and join us in Bury.

We want to invest in you, and we have a clear vision around succession planning for our most talented workers. At the heart of everything we do are the children and young people of Bury. We want staff who can form relationships, seeing the strengths in families and building on those assets, always looking for solutions to support families to live together safely and for children and young people to thrive.

Normal hours of work are 37 hours per week, worked throughout the year.

Full time salaries are:

Level 1 Social Worker (ASYE) – from £33,024 to £35,745 per annum.

Level 2 Social Worker – from £36,648 to £38,223 per annum.

Level 3 Social Worker – from £39,186 to £41,418 per annum.

 Employee Benefits include:

Re-imbursement of the annual £90 Social Work England registration fees (conditions apply).

 Pay increases in line with your continued professional development.

 Free parking where you work - worth £860 a year for qualified Social Workers who work from town centre locations where there is no ready access to free parking, plus car mileage.

Opportunities to develop new and specialist skills.

Innovative training and development opportunities.

Supportive integrated teams and a friendly working environment.

Professional supervision to a high standard.

Local Government Pension Scheme.

A range of attractive work/life balance policies.

26 days annual leave (rising to 31 days after 5 years), plus an additional day of leave over the Christmas period and the option to buy an additional 10 days on top of that.

Employee discount scheme which provides discounts with local business within the borough as well as a cycle to work scheme and car lease scheme.

Employee Assistance Programme, to support you through difficult times, with things like free counselling, financial or legal advice.

It all adds up to an exciting package.

We’ve improved our interview process too - you’ll get a quick response to your application, and we have regular interview days.

Come and join Team Bury


We listen


We hold monthly Voice of the Workforce meetings where we discuss how we can resolve practice challenges and create better conditions for social work to thrive.

 We encourage work-life balance

We want our Social Workers to have enough time to relax, spend time with family and friends, and feel good, so that they can do their best at work.

 Further information

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory disclosure at the appropriate level under the Disclosure and Barring Service.

In line with safer recruitment, please ensure that your application/CV covers your full employment history and there is a reason noted for any gaps in employment. Successful candidates will be asked to provide relevant references for the past ten years and character references will not be accepted.

The Council is currently committed to supporting employees to work with agility, where appropriate for the post and service requirements.

The Council is committed to ‘Bury being an equal society that recognises values and embraces all people, regardless of any difference, for the skills, abilities and experiences they bring into the workforce and the wider community. Therefore, the Council will guarantee an interview for disabled people, looked after children/care leavers, Armed forces personnel (including reservists and veterans) and carers of adults or disabled children if they meet the essential criteria.

Please be aware that we are not carrying out international recruitment at present and are currently unable to support sponsorship visas.

For further information please see:

Job description and person specification

Work demands form (JA1)

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Shortlisting and interviews will be carried out on a weekly basis.

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