Aberdeen City Council

Aberdeen City Council Click to enlarge

Aberdeen is a great place to live and an even better place to be a social worker. To find out more about social work jobs in Aberdeen please visit www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/

As a large and diverse city Aberdeen has a mixed demographic leading to a diverse population with a range of needs and a rich cultural heritage. Many people have been drawn to the city due to its’ links with oil and gas but Aberdeen also has a bustling city centre with major brand shops, restaurants and cinemas. It has two theatres and a beautiful beach. Aberdeen is also on the doorstep of beautiful countryside; the scenery on Royal Deeside is stunning and will take your breath away. Aberdeen is only a train ride away from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness and there are regular train services and flights to London and other parts of the UK.

Aberdeen is the first Local Authority in Scotland to implement Reclaiming Social Work fully. We are extremely proud of this and this way of working has been shown to deliver a consistently high quality of direct work including:

- More time spent with families and children;
- High quality assessments;
- Consistently high levels of skill in direct work with families;
- An ability to provide more intensive help for families – particularly at times of crisis or for families with complex problems. 

This offers exciting challenges for both experienced and recently qualified social workers.  It is an exciting time to join Aberdeen’s children’s social work  – we have gone through a huge transformation and have highly committed workforce that keep the needs of our children central to their daily work.  
We offer great pay and incentives, excellent training and a great place to live.

Our offer includes:

- Competitive pay
- A work-life balance – manageable caseloads and flexible working
- Training and development opportunities including systemic practice training.
- Relocation packages up to £7,500
- Affordable accommodation for key workers.
- 25-30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
- Travel costs
- An employee discount scheme at a wide range of retailers
- An excellent local government pension scheme

www.aberdeencity.gov.uk Click here to see our advert in Compass 2017