Be part of our ambition

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 and know what it takes to plan and deliver change.

We’re building on our child-centred social work foundations to deliver good outcomes for children, young people and families who need our help.

Application deadline 7th January 2018
Job reference FAM 183
Job location Kirklees
Hours per-week Full Time & Part Time
Salary £Up to £37,306 (plus a Market Supplement of £1,500 for level 3 and Senior Practitioner). Also £2,000 Welcome Package for external candidates


That’s where you come in. We are looking for talented, experienced social workers to join our Assessment and Intervention Service. This is at the core of transforming services for children and young people and where smaller teams give you the support you need. Families receive assessments and interventions by one Social Worker providing consistency and letting you really get to know the families you’re working with.

We want to make sure you have everything you need to deliver good outcomes. We have a huge commitment to providing our social workers with exceptional levels of support. This includes working hard to reduce caseloads, ensuring high-quality professional development and achieving the best possible standards of supervision and management. A new IT system is on its way and we’re rolling out, with very positive feedback, ‘mobile and agile’ working so you’re able to spend more of your time doing the job you love.

An established career structure is in place and a new role of Advanced Practitioner has been created, both to support front line practitioners and to provide a career pathway for the very best social workers outside of management.

Be part of our ambition – take a look at our recruitment site and apply now

How to apply

Apply online: Apply now