Application deadline 18th January 2019
Job reference 183396
Job location Bradford
Hours per-week 37 hrs per week
Salary £25,463 - £34,106

Bradford striving for Excellence – making Children and Young People the Future

Through The Department of Children’s Services, Children’s Specialist Services



Supervising Social Worker/Experienced Social Worker – (Fostering/Connected person Assessment Team)

1 x 37 hours Established

1 x 37 hours


Based at Sir Henry Mitchell House


Our salaries are very competitive and we offer the following rates of pay (Pro Rata For Part Time Posts).


Social Worker L2 – /Experienced Social Worker: £25,463 to £34,106 pa (FT)



Bradford is the 4th largest Authority with a population of 530,000 of which 150,000 are children and young people, making us one of the key cities with a young age group population.

To ensure we achieve even better outcomes for children and young people. We are on a journey to excellence; ensuring children are at the heart of everything we do. We are and continue to, embed solution focused practice by adopting the signs of safety model with key partners across the district within our work with families and ensuring we have a clear model of care for the children and young people we look after.


Bradford is a dynamic and forward thinking council which is reviewing how it delivers our services to our customers in order to improve educational outcomes, protect vulnerable children and young people in the district, and reduce the effects of childhood poverty.


Our aim in partnership with the Children’s Trust is:

‘For every one of our children to have the best possible start in life’


In order to meet our vision, we aspire to develop a workforce that is therapeutically trained and supported, motivated, aspirational and highly skilled, who have the best interests of the children at the heart of everything they do.



To enable us to deliver we need social workers who share our vision and who are passionate about supporting families in the district, providing safety and stability for children and contributing in a positive and proactive way to the Journey of Excellence. Are you passionate in your work environment seeking/striving to support:


  1. a) Families within the district
  2. b) Provide safety and stability for children


Do you meet the following?


      • Hold a DIPSW or equivalent qualification and are registered with the HCPC as a qualified social worker.
      • Have a full driving license and car available for work (unless a disability prevents this).
      • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to make good decisions based on the information available, ensuring effective relationships with other professionals.
      • Possess excellent Innovation skills to join us on our journey to excellence.
      • Have demonstrated a commitment to anti-oppressive practice and to the Departments equal opportunities policy.
      • Have the ability to work within and contribute to a team.
      • Possess knowledge of service needs for ethnic minority communities.
      • Have confident IT skills, and be able to navigate an electronic file system.
      • Have the ability to write clear, concise robust reports.
      • Have a flexible approach when need arises.


Then we want to hear from you as you have the attributes that we need to assist us in the Journey of Excellence and be part of Bradford’s future, enabling us to be the best of the best.


What do we offer as a Council? We provide numerous Employee opportunities and benefits including


      • A structured and practical based induction programme.
      • An annual appraisal of practice, ensuring clarity of purpose and providing an opportunity to take stock, raise ideas and obtain valuable and constructive feedback.
      • Excellent training and learning opportunities, including opportunities to develop practice based on interests and passions, through our practitioner led forums.
      • A culturally diverse workforce reflecting our communities.


The successful applicants must be able to meet the following key competencies


  • Uses knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental policies, procedures and regulations including risks in own area of Work i.e. Social work practice
  • Uses a range of complex IT packages relating to area of work i.e. Social work practice
  • Ability to adopt a process of continual improvement and suggest ways of working more efficient and effectively to improve service delivery.
  • Knows and understands how to use, interpret, handle and communicate information
  • Operate effectively within multi-agency and inter-professional partnerships and settings, working within the organisations remit, including building your own network and collaborative working (PCF 8)
    • Understand forms of harm and their impact on people, and the implications for practice, drawing on concepts of strength, resilience, vulnerability, risk and resistance, and apply to practice (PCF 5)
    • Recognise diversity and apply anti discriminatory and anti oppressive principles in practice, recognising discriminatory practices and develop approaches to appropriately challenge service users, colleagues or senior staff (PCF 3)
    • Be able to record accurate information, and write records and reports using electronic recording system including recording of analysis and judgements (ICS) and use of other recording systems. (PCF 7)
    • Take responsibility for obtaining regular effective supervision, identify and act on own learning needs through CPD, and manage workload independently seeking support and suggesting solutions. (PCF1)
  • Be able to recognise the requirements of professional accountability and information sharing and understand and apply social work ethical principles and legislation (PCF 2)




What Benefits do we offer:


Access to a Credit Union

Payroll deduction savings scheme for BMDC employees


Health Care Plans

A healthcare cash plan is a type of insurance policy that lets you claim back the cost of treatments, such as eye tests, dental treatment or physiotherapy



The MetroFit scheme is an offer exclusive to Bradford Metropolitan District Council employees, designed to promote a healthy lifestyle, by entitling them to a discounted rate for certain sports and leisure activities.

VIC Staff Discount

Discounts available to CBMDC staff at the Visitor Information Centre’s in the District.

Travel Benefits

Travel benefits for major modes of transport.

Childcare Vouchers

Save money on all types of registered childcare for children.



Relocation Package

A relocation package may be available for successful candidates who meet the criteria.

Due to the size of the Bradford District and the nature of the work we undertake, there may be occasions when workers are required to work out of authority.


An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service will be undertaken for this post.


If you would like to hear more about working for us, please contact Kim Bray (Team Manager) on 01274 431492.


Closing Date: 18th January 2019


Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on Friday 31st January 2019 and 1st February 2019 

How to apply

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