Cheshire West and Chester Council launches social worker recruitment drive

27 June 2016

Newly qualified and experienced social workers are being invited to find out about the benefits of working for Cheshire West and Chester Council Children's Services.

On Tuesday 12 July, a Twilight Recruitment Event will be held at HQ Building, Nicholas Street, Chester, to give potential applicants an opportunity to hear first-hand about a number of vacancies across Chester, Ellesmere Port and Winsford.

During the evening session from 6pm - 8pm, a team of social workers, team managers and senior managers, will be on hand to assist and advise, speaking about their own roles and experiences and answering questions about what it is like to work in the borough.

Director of Children's Social Care, Emma Taylor, will also be in attendance to highlight the Council's highly competitive package which includes flexible working, multiple employee benefits, professional support and a wealth of training opportunities.

Councillor Nicole Meardon, Cabinet Member for Children and Families at Cheshire West and Chester Councill commented: "The difficulty of recruiting experienced children's social workers is recognised across the country which is why we are taking a very proactive approach.

"As well as our recruitment evening, we are also developing a dedicated area on the Council's website to highlight the opportunities and benefits of working here in Cheshire West and Chester. 

"We want to be sure we are recruiting people that are motivated and passionate about making a difference to the lives of our children and young people, helping us build on one of the most successful Ofsted inspections in the country.

"In return we can offer a high level of support and continuous learning and development - we have successfully 'grown our own' strong and permanent senior practitioners and team managers and are keen to continue this trend with our next generation of social workers.

"Now is also a particularly exciting time to be joining the Council as we are in the midst of rolling out new ways of working, leading the way in transforming and modernising social work practice.

"We passionately believe that this is a great place to live and work and would encourage social workers who want to provide high-quality services for children and their families in Cheshire West and Chester to come along and see what we have to offer." For more information or to register your place, please contact Amanda Jones at Cheshire West and Chester.

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