North East Social Work

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Great social workers change lives.

In the North East we want to grow, attract and retain the best social workers who can build relationships with our children, families and vulnerable adults and help them transform their lives.

We are 12 local authorities in the North East of England offering exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunities for social workers at all stages of their career. Whether you’re starting out or stepping up, there’s an opportunity for you to really make your mark.

When you work for us we will support you in your role with regular supervision and training. We offer opportunities for career development though the Firstline programme for first line managers and access to high quality specialist training and CPD for experienced social workers, senior practitioners and team managers.

And because we want to keep the most talented professionals in the North East, if you are an experienced social worker looking to progress your career, we will support you with leadership programmes to help you realise your potential.

Find out more about North East Social Work vacancies at

The 12 local authorities are: 

Darlington Borough Council

Durham County Council

Gateshead Council

Hartlepool Borough Council

Middlesborough Council

Newcastle City Council

North Tyneside Council

Northumberland County Council

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

South Tyneside Council

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Sunderland City Council

Come and talk to us on stand 30 at the Compass Jobs Fair Birmingham to find out why you should progress your social work career in the North East.

Click here to view the North East Social Work advertisement in the event programme.



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