Rochdale Borough Council

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Rochdale Borough Council, Children’s Services

It’s an exciting time to be joining us in Rochdale.

Why join us?

Under our Raising Rochdale strategy, we are changing. We are transforming our Children’s Social Care Service in line with the principles and direction of Stable homes, Built on Love; the Government’s response to the Josh McAllister Independent Review of Children’s Social care. Relational practice underpins our work and we are committed to developing your social work skills and knowledge.

We are looking for experienced social workers who want to develop their skills and expertise with us.   We offer excellent opportunities for career progression and many of our Heads of Service started with us as social workers. We are committed to supporting your development through regular supervision and our excellent training opportunities and we recognise our workforce is our greatest asset and you could become part of this.

We recognise the importance of health, well-being, and a flexible work-life balance

We understand that being a social worker can at times be emotionally demanding and we are committed to supporting you to lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

We can offer you a choice of different working arrangements giving you the work-life balance you want. As an organisation we promote staff well-being and would encourage you to take regular breaks, stop for lunch, finish work on time and take your full holiday entitlement.

We have opportunities in several parts of our service and if you join us you would be working at the forefront of best practice.

We have realigned some of our services to embrace new models of working and our starting to train our workforce in the Family Safeguarding model of practice including motivational interviewing.  We have already successfully established our award winning Sunrise Team; the No Wrong Door model as well as Mocking Bird and Nest and are keen to develop true multi-disciplinary working in our social work teams.

There’s no doubt, Rochdale Borough Council is striving to be different. We invest in our people, work collaboratively and encourage colleagues to succeed. Our new working approach brings education, local authority, and health care services together to ensure we provide our families with the right support at the right time and so that the children and young adults in our borough can thrive. 

We can offer you:

- A competitive salary.

- A learning, supportive environment with a positive attitude to working flexibly.

- A vibrant, inclusive and stimulating working environment.

- Excellent training and career progression opportunities to help you to reach your full potential.

- Retention payments when you stay with us.

- Payment of professional fees.

- Ability to purchase more annual leave.

We are a friendly bunch and offering interviews on the day. Our managers and social workers are eager to meet you to show you what’s great about Rochdale and how we support you to succeed. 

It’s easy to book a slot via Eventbright so we can have your undivided attention. And, remember to bring your documentation so if you do have an interview on the day we can formally offer you one of our exciting jobs in your preferred team.

Take a look at the jobs we currently have on offer:  rochdale | greater jobs as well as what Rochdale has to offer you: Succeed at Rochdale – Rochdale Borough Council


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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.