Did you choose social work so that you could champion the right for ALL children to have their basic needs met?
Did you choose social work so that you could make a diﬀerence and inspire people?
If you answered yes to these questions then Bracknell Forest’s Children Services is the place for you to work as we are committed to delivering effective evidence based social work practice working directly with families to improve outcomes for children.
We are currently seeking a qualified social worker/senior practitioner to provide a range of services for children in need, children in need of protection and looked after children. You will have a sound knowledge of relevant legislation, excellent communication skills and an ability to relate to children, young people and their families.
Our staff are our greatest asset and Bracknell Forest has an excellent reputation for development of staff, and encourages growth and internal career progression. We set high standards for our staff, but with the support, training and development you receive it is an ideal environment to develop your career. Located in the South East, Bracknell Forest is a small and friendly unitary authority situated in Berkshire, just 28 miles west of London, mid-way between the M3 and M4 corridors. It is a diverse area incorporating the best features of town and attractive countryside.
If you have the skills and commitment to be part of our evolving future, and want to come and work in Bracknell Forest you can look forward to an excellent benefits package, plus a range of innovative programmes to help you look after your health and well-being including buying & selling annual leave, shopping vouchers and reduced gym membership.
For more information on working for Bracknell Forest Children’s Social Care visit our micro-site www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/childrenssocialcare
If you would like to know more about these excellent opportunities please contact Denise McKay, Team Manager on 01344 351531 or Peter Hodges, Head of Service, Looked After Children on 01344 351532
Interview date - 11th July 2017
Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
How to apply
If you are a qualified and HCPC registered social worker looking for a career move and perhaps a relocation opportunity, please consider Bracknell Forest. A selection of specific vacancies can be found on this website, but if you don’t find what you are looking for please send your CV or brief expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to have an informal chat about our vacancies or discuss how we might be able to help you progress your career, we would very much like to hear from you. Please phone our recruitment team on 01344 352080 (office hours).
Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed by the Council in contact with children or young people must be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and, wherever possible, apply for these prior to interview.