Children Social Care and Integrated Services

Newcastle upon Tyne

Senior Social Work Practitioners

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£38,890 - £41,881 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)

Children’s Social Care

Initial Response Service and Children’s Long-Term Teams

Do you have a passion for social work? Are you an experienced and dynamic senior practitioner? Are you committed to providing excellent services to vulnerable children and families? Do you want an employer who will support you to have the career that is right for you?

If this is you - then Newcastle City Council is the place for you!

We are a cosmopolitan city and our children and families reflect the diversity and vibrancy of our city. We are city that embraces innovation and change and we can offer you exciting and rewarding casework.

This is an exciting time to join us. With significant financial support from our Council we are embedding a new relational family valued model of social work based on systemic practice across our service as part of the DFE’s Strengthening Families Protecting Children programme (read more here… ).

To support our ambitious work we want Senior Practitioners in our Initial Response and Long Term Services who will bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to varied and complex cases. You must be driven and ambitious, both for yourself and for the children and families you work with. An enthusiastic team player you must be able to use your initiative and champion improvements in practice while supporting less experienced colleagues to do the same.

In return we will support you to succeed.

As an organisation we are committed to our staff receiving the opportunities they need to develop and flourish at all stages of their career. At Newcastle “social workers feel well supported” and practice improvement is delivered “creatively and innovatively” (Ofsted Focus Visit Outcome Letter 2019).

We offer a comprehensive we offer a comprehensive range of training and professional opportunities that evolves and develops to meet the needs of our workforce at all stages of their career, all overseen and planned by our Social Work Centre of Excellence.

We will encourage you to be creative and progress your career making social work at Newcastle a profession that is yours to own.

In addition, you will receive:

• A dedicated 5-day induction

• Generous annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually

• A range of flexible working options

• A generous Flexi Scheme

• Access to Mindfulness sessions and other wellbeing initiatives

• Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme

• Access to a home electronics scheme and vehicle leasing scheme.

You can hear more about what it is like to work at Newcastle at or speak with Kim Brown, Principal Advisor on 0191 277 2500.

Do you think you have what it takes to join our team of excellent and dedicated social work professionals? Apply today.

Apply online at, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.


Closing date:

1 October 2020

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