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Children's social work


At Kirklees Council we are on an improvement journey. We're honest that we still have a way to go, but we have a real determination and a clear focus on what needs to be done.

Our new partnership with Leeds City Council, a national Partner in Practice, is flourishing and has added strength and stability to the way we work. Our excellent new leadership team has a wealth of experience in knowing what it takes to plan and deliver change. The whole council has put children - and helping them to achieve the best possible outcomes - at the heart of what we do.

Be part of our ambition.

We are looking to recruit talented, experienced social workers and team managers who share our ambition to help all children and young people fulfil their potential. Our commitment is that our workforce and elected members approach the role of corporate parent with passion and purpose, treating looked after children and young people as they would treat their own family.

We're building on our child-centred social work foundations and want to make sure that as a social worker in Kirklees you have everything you need to deliver good outcomes. We have already seen a huge amount of change - in our working practices, our management oversight and in ensuring the voice of the child is central to everything we do.

We have a huge commitment to providing our social workers with exceptional levels of support. This includes working hard to reduce caseloads, ensuring a clear career pathway with high-quality professional development and achieving the best possible standards of supervision and management. A new IT system is on its way and we are developing new ways of 'mobile and agile' working which mean you're able to spend more of your time doing the job you love.

To help us achieve our ambitions for children, we want the best possible social workers to fill our current vacancies. In return, we will make sure you are rewarded.

Let our Chief Executive Jacqui Gedman tell you about working and living in Kirklees.

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"We're on an ambitious journey and looking for talented, experienced social workers to join a team that's already transforming our children and young people services."

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