Staffordshire County Council

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We’re Recruiting! Join an authority that continues to invest in children’s social care, and enjoy excellent career progression, a stable & permanent workforce, plus inspirational leadership and support.

Now is the time to join a genuinely forward thinking council rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

Many social work practitioners grapple with a desire to grow in the profession while working directly with children and families rather than in management. So how do you make that work? For Staffordshire County Council, the answer is to use its size to its advantage, using specialist teams alongside a clear social work offer to provide choice and career experience across its social work teams. This combined with over £8 million investment and the implementation of a restorative practice model.

Staffordshire County Council are investing in social work at all levels, running Step Up to Social Work and Frontline graduate programmes to encourage the next generation of social workers, while also being a member of the West Midlands Teaching Partnership to support the ongoing development of those already practising alongside launching a new aspiring managers programme. This serves the council’s overall aim, which is to support families to safely care for their children via the lowest level and least intrusive support within their communities.

To do this, we need skilled social work teams who are supported professionally and personally to do their very best work every day.

Practitioners are enabled to do intensive work with families through Staffordshire’s Smart Working initiative, which allows social workers to work flexibly in their communities – and from home – through the use of tablets and smartphones.  

To learn more and to view Staffordshire County Council's latest vacancies, visit

For an informal chat about working with us you can call 01785 278 200, or email your questions to


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