Application deadline 31st January 2021
Job location North Yorkshire
Hours per-week Full & Part-time hours
Salary £30,451 - £35,745 per annum pro rata

Job Title: Social Worker – Safeguarding Team – East

Posts available: Scarborough Whitby and Ryedale

Scarborough South

Scarborough Town

Grade: J-K

Salary: £30,451 – £35,745 per annum pro rata

Location: North Yorkshire House, Scarborough. The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home.

Contract: Part time and Full time / Permanent


We are looking for experienced or newly qualified Social Workers to join our highly regarded and consistently high performing children’s social care team.


As Safeguarding Social Worker, you will support children and their families to ensure that their needs are met in a safe and timely manner.  You will be part of a highly-acclaimed supportive service that has a comprehensive programme to ensure new recruits have a thorough induction, receive ongoing support from managers and have the opportunity to progress in your career.


As a service, we are committed to creating a healthy culture where social workers feel that they have a forum to share their views about the organisation and environment in which they work. We pride ourselves on our confident workforce who feel safe and their practice has been further enhanced by the mapping of cases which is core to this model.  We have been nominated for several awards and have previously won Employer of the Year at the Social Work Awards.


As a national leader we have been recognised as an exemplar through the award of Partners in Practice status, our Signs of Safety model is highly regarded nationally and is demonstrated across the county effectively to assess and manage risk, which has a demonstrably positive impact on effecting change for children and families. We have achieved this through a clear workforce strategy and practice leader forums which continue to develop and embed the model in teams.


“My role gives me a sense of belonging and I am proud to work for North Yorkshire. The Authority has allowed me to grow and develop as a professional and has helped me form my identity as a social work professional” – Children’s Social Worker


We clearly demonstrate that the voice of the child and family shape the service we provide and is evidenced throughout practice, we understand the quality of our practice and practice outcomes and have a clear delivery mechanism for building on strengths and responding to risks and issues to drive through improvements which has a demonstrably positive impact on effecting change for children and families.


We are committed to the development of innovative working practices, whilst the posts are based in Scarborough, we promote innovative working practices in order to achieve excellence in service provision and work life balance. You will be provided with modern technology to enable you to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home.


The East Coast benefits from excellent road and rail links including easy access from the A1, A19 and A64, making Teesside, York, Hull and Selby all easily commutable.

We welcome any interested applicants to contact the below Team Managers for an informal conversation:


  • Scarborough Whitby and Ryedale – Vicki Barber on or by calling 01609 534153 (ext: 4153)


  • Scarborough South – Trudy Traves on or by calling 01609 798116 (ext: 8116)


  • Scarborough Town – Amie Templeman on or by calling 01609 534124 (ext: 4124)


We’re proud to support the Local Government Association’s Return to Social Work programme, offering former social workers free training so they can return to social work.



We welcome ASYE applications for our positions.


Visit our dedicated Campaign Page for more information.


We welcome individuals looking to relocate, for further information please see our Relocation Policy


Key dates
Closing date: 31st January 2021

Interview date:  11th February 2021


Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post, the cost of this will be met by the employer.


NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.


We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.




How to apply

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