Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council


About us

In Solihull, we have the highest ambitions for all our children. We want them to prosper and tell us that they are healthy, happy and feel safe. To achieve this, we place children at the centre of everything we do, working restoratively with families, our communities, partners and our staff. The values and principles of restorative practice provide us with the foundations, shared vision and behaviours for our organisational culture and a framework for our practice creating the conditions for our families and workforce to thrive.

We are on a journey of improvement and we are looking for passionate and dedicated people that are ambitious for our service and our children and young people.

Our workforce is made up of dedicated and experienced professionals. From our incredibly knowledgeable family support workers to our permanent and experienced management team, we truly value each member.

We want you to be a part of making this happen and contribute to achieving the best possible outcomes for the children and young people of Solihull.

It is an exciting time to join our team. We’ve increased investment in our workforce  and services to enable them to provide the right support for the children and families of Solihull.

We are looking for social care professionals who understand the importance of working with families in relational ways to join our diverse and inclusive teams to make a difference for children, young people and families. Whether you are newly qualified or experienced, we would love to hear from you.

Training and Development and our Social Care Academy

Helping you develop your career and skills is incredibly important to us. From newly qualified to experienced social workers, we offer a clear pathway to senior and management positions, tailored to your career aspirations. The more you can grow your skills, the better you can help young people in the local area.

When you join  our team , we’ll work with you to develop your own customised Personal Development Plan. This is the first step on your development journey with us. It’s a great way to direct your areas of interest and grow the way you want.

You will be provided with tailored learning and development opportunities as well a as a comprehensive core training offer and opportunities to advance your career.

Whatever role or level of responsibility you undertake, a s we roll out our best practice training within children and young people’s services, our excellent learning and development pathways mean you will always have the correct tools and support you need to progress professionally and personally.

Opportunities working for Children and Families in Solihull

We have a range of vacancies across children’s services, from support workers and residential care practitioners, to newly qualified and experienced social workers. Or for those wanting to take on their next challenge, we have opportunities for senior social workers or assistant team managers.

Whatever your level of experience, there has never been a better time for you to join our ambitious team. Progress your career with Solihull, where you can make a real difference to people’s lives in Solihull.

To find out more about our current vacancies please click here .

Or, if you are thinking about getting into social work, you can also join us through the following programme:

- Step Up to Social care Step up to social work - GOV.UK (

We also offer an annual apprenticeship intake for social work for individuals already working with us.

Our Offer

Discover a nurturing work environment at Solihull Council, where our valued team members thrive.

Here are just some of the many benefits of working for us:

- One of the highest paying salaries in the region; earn up to £43,516 pa as a social worker, plus performance related pay.

- Accumulate up to 24 additional days of annual leave each year

- Enjoy a hybrid approach to flexible working and an understanding of the importance of balancing your personal and professional commitments.

- Personalised supervision and development from your dedicated Advanced Practitioner

- Access to our new Social Care Academy, developed to help children's services workers across all levels of experience. Enjoy a fantastic range of courses and promotional pathways.

- A clear career pathway, to advance to senior, managerial or specialised roles

- Regular and meaningful one-to-ones, to foster growth and development

- 25 days of annual leave, plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days after five years

- The opportunity to purchase up to 10 extra days of leave each year

- Access to the local government pension scheme, staff discount, health and well-being and salary sacrifice schemes and contribution to mileage costs.

- A commitment to providing manageable workloads through increased investment across our service and people, enabling you to give each child the attention they deserve

- A close-knit community of key partnerships and strong communication between our co-located teams

- A relocation package of up to £6,500 for those willing to locate from over 25 miles away.

About Solihull

Located at the heart of England, Solihull is the gateway to the rest of the Midlands. Solihull has a strong reputation for its competitive economy, good schools and high-quality environment, which make it the place of choice for many to live, work and visit.

Solihull is home to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and Resorts World – offering a range of family friendly entertainment, dining experiences, cinema, shopping and gaming.

Solihull town centre is a high-quality shopping, leisure and business destination, which enjoys a bustling, cosmopolitan café culture, and regular outdoor events and festivals .

The borough also boasts 16 Green Flag parks and green spaces along with a busy multi-purpose arts venue – The Core.

Solihull is a great place to work!

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Contact Us:

For more information about working for Solihull, our Social Work Teams, or to apply, please click here .

Should you wish to discuss our current opportunities, or for an informal discussion, please contact:

Mike Hayward, Principal Social Worker -

Or come and meet us at stand 1 at Compass Jobs Fair on Monday 18th March 2024, where a member of our friendly team would be delighted to talk to you.

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Meet our 2023 exhibitors at The Social Work Show

Meet our 2023 exhibitors at The Social Work Show

As we look forward to the Social Work Show 2023, to be held on 2nd October at the Hilton Deansgate in Manchester, we’re pleased to announce another excellent line up of exhibitors.