Social Worker opportunities in North Yorkshire

We are seeking social workers in North Yorkshire due to internal promotions and career progression.

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  • Apply and make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in North Yorkshire!

There are a range of social work roles and locations across the county - earn from £32,909 to £50,543.

We have a national reputation for excellence and we're looking for social workers from all levels to join us. We would also welcome those who are looking to relocate to the area.

We strive and excel in giving our colleagues commitment, high levels of support, managed caseloads and training in Systemic, Family Finding and Signs of Safety plus so much more!

We look for innovative social workers who will help us realise our ambition of ensuring that all residents of North Yorkshire have access to live happier and safe lives ensuring they have their life chances and choices. 

Come and join our children in care teams, where we are committed to working with children in care to support them to stay connected to their network and live successfully wherever this may be.

Living and working in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire is a thriving county that adapts to a changing world and remains a special place to live and work.

North Yorkshire's natural beauty is captured in its three areas of Outstanding Natural Parks, National Nature Reserves, stunning coastlines, scenic rural villages, vibrant cities and market towns. North Yorkshire is a beautiful, thriving and special place to live and work, rich in heritage and culture.

North Yorkshire features significantly in the ten best places to live in the UK in Halifax Quality of Life Survey 2019. The Quality of Life index aims to quantify where living standards are highest in the UK by ranking local performance across a range of indicators.

Richmondshire was placed second in the list, a position boosted by excellent personal wellbeing factors (life satisfaction, happiness). Hambleton was placed fourth and Ryedale was placed eighth, a truly commendable achievement and another incredible accolade for North Yorkshire. 

In addition, the county benefits from excellent road and rail links, with easy access via the east coast mainline, the A1(M) and A19. Leeds, York, Newcastle, Durham and Teesside are all easily commutable, and London/ Edinburgh is just two hours away by train. 

From its lively cities to pretty villages, rolling countryside and grand coastline - Yorkshire has so much to offer.

As a whole, North Yorkshire offers amazing employment opportunities for your family members, along with many schools which are good or outstanding compared to national figures.

If you are considering relocating to North Yorkshire we provide a comprehensive relocation benefits package (subject to eligibility).

If you are considering relocating to North Yorkshire we provide a  comprehensive relocation benefits package (pdf / 180 KB).

This features up to £8,000 to cover reasonable costs such as:

  • removal expenses
  • storage costs
  • legal and estate agent fees
  • travelling experiences

Alex Kilvington - Practice Supervisor:

"I recently came back to North Yorkshire after a short break at another local authority, North Yorkshire invests in its staff, they are always driving practice and striving for change. Like all areas of social work it’s not a nine to five job, however I do feel like I have a good work life balance. I have two children and find I am able to manage my work around my parental duties well."

Isabel Mullins - Social Worker:

"I am a Social Worker in the Safeguarding Richmondshire Team - I did my final placement in the team and decided it was exactly where I wanted to be. Being a Social Worker can be rewarding but challenging and therefore support is vital; the team really is amazing for this. The ASYE programme in North Yorkshire was brilliant and this is something that attracted me to North Yorkshire over other local authorities. I feel empowered and supported in my role with lots of hope for progression and more."

Hettie Flynn - Social Worker:

“I’ve been working as a Safeguarding Social Worker for 18 months now, I joined when I was newly qualified and North Yorkshire appealed to me because of the quality of training and support for new Social Workers. The team and managers are worth their weight on gold, they truly do care about supporting you so you can give your best to families you work with. It’s a really flexible place to work which I feel is really important for job satisfaction!” 

Mark Stonell - Practice Supervisor:

“Working as a Practice Supervisor in North Yorkshire has been the most fulfilling post of my 17 year social work career thus far”.

Hear from Jo Miles, our Principal Social Worker, about the Strengthening Relationships Practice Model...

We held a Family Finding Boot Camp November 2020. This Boot Camp brought together our children and families staff to learn from one another; discussions involving the wider family networks in supporting the children we work for. Teaching urgency of involving the individuals who love their child to improve their health outcome. 

Here are just some of our comments following the amazing four days held...

“Really inspirational training, an honour to be part of this. Thanks to you and Jo, along with Kevin and Elizabeth for guiding us through and helping up absorb the content. I am sure that the March boot camp will be just as amazing - hope all that are on it thoroughly enjoy :)”

“The most important thing I took from the training is the message of love. We talk about professional boundaries but we join people in their lives at times of crisis so why can’t we show love. Also my position of worker, I am not the doer of everything I’m the catalyst/ facilitator”. 

“It’s really important to slow your thinking down, spend time, prepare those best questions because they give you so much – honouring parents and young people”. 

“Need to make sure the family are SEEN. I’m going to ask questions of the team about love, who loves this child?” 

“It’s been really interesting as a SW from another authority to hear how North Yorks support and empower the young people you work with”.

Our social work opportunities

See our current vacancies and apply below...

Scarborough opportunities

Job Title: Social Worker – Fostering

Location: Scarborough area. Flexible work bases and hybrid working

Salary: To £38,296 per annum pro rata + relocation support

Grade: J-K
Hours: Full and part time hours available. Flexible working can be discussed

Contract: Permanent

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for Social Workers across our Fostering Team.  We also welcome those who are looking to relocate.

Come and join a strong performing fostering service, who are proud that they are able to support local vulnerable children to live with local foster carers. In North Yorkshire we strive to see children remaining close to their families in their community and school.

Following the recent internal promotion of team members, we are now looking to recruit. We have dedicated teams providing the supervision and support to all approved foster carers across the county, with local teams in Scarborough, Selby, Knaresborough and Northallerton. 

This role will predominantly focus on the supervision and support of approved foster carers ranging from newly approved foster carers to those who care for the most complex children and young people. You will need to be a confident practitioner and able to develop our foster carers in meeting children’s needs.

Fostering North Yorkshire is a county service committed to developing excellent practice that is comprised of two large teams across North Yorkshire. These teams provide the supervision and support to our approved foster carers, along with peers who focus on the recruitment and assessment of North Yorkshire foster carers. You will be joining a highly motivated team seeking to deliver high quality foster care in line with the National Fostering Regulations and National Minimum Standards for both family and friend foster carers and unrelated foster carers.

We are looking for Social Workers with a ‘can do’ attitude who are child focussed, like to think outside of the box and are creative in their planning with children.  It does not matter whether you are starting out in your social work career, returning to practice or an experienced worker looking for a new challenge in either a different field or new authority. North Yorkshire County Council offers excellent CPD and career progression. We are part of the Department of Education sector lead improvement programme and a member of The Yorkshire Urban and Rural Teaching Partnership.

The team consists of a Team Manager and Practice Supervisors to support all our Social Workers in the team. The team have dedicated business support to enable Social Workers to spend more time with Children, Young People and their families. We have a well-defined supervision policy which includes regular group supervisions, individual supervisions and opportunities to participate in County Wide practice model sessions, and engage in appreciative enquiry and conversation café’s about practice with our Principal Social Worker.

North Yorkshire County Council covers a wide area with teams in all districts, shortly to become North Yorkshire Council in April 2023.

The town of Scarborough offers the chance to experience a vibrant town centre and beach culture, while also living close to the North York Moors National Park and North Riding Forest Park.

Scarborough also has plenty of local facilities and attractions to cater for residents of all ages, transport links providing easy access to York, Leeds and Middlesbrough. Getting to, from and around Scarborough is simple. Scarborough has great links where you can travel to Leeds, Northallerton, Middlesbrough and Hull (75 mins) and York (45 mins). There are currently 26 bus routes in

Scarborough has an abundance of retail therapy options for all tastes and budgets. The recently refurbished Market Hall is full of small independent retailers and unique shops.

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

For more information about working in Children & Families Service in North Yorkshire County Council, please see our dedicated campaign page

For an informal conversation, we would welcome you to contact Dawn Atkin (Team Manager) by emailing Dawn.Atkin@northyorks.gov.uk

If you are interested in a career in Social Work and would like more information about this, please contact Samantha Clayton (Head of Effective Practice & QA) on Samantha.Clayton@northyorks.gov.uk We have many opportunities to support people wanting to become Qualified Social Workers.

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 18th December 2022
Interview date: TBC

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

Key documents

Job Description

Total Rewards

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

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.

Apply Here

Job Title: Social Worker – LAC (Looked After Children)

Location: Scarborough area. Flexible work bases and hybrid working

Salary:To £38,296 per annum pro rata + relocation support

Grade: J-K

Hours: Full and part time hours available. Flexible working can be discussed

Contract: Permanent

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for Social Workers across our Looked After Children Team.  We also welcome those who are looking to relocate.

Our team works with children and young people who are cared for by the Local Authority who are ‘Looked After’ or those who are placed with their family and supported under a Child in Need basis who may have been subject to court proceedings which have concluded. Our Looked After Children’s team also undertake court proceedings, picking these up from the Family Assessment and Support Team (FAST) from the second court hearing. This means we cover all aspects of the court process, a good understanding of this or a willingness to learn is vital.

We have high aspirations for our young people and always strive to work collaboratively with families and young people, working strongly with the belief that each child and young person has a network around them which is essential to work alongside and tap into. We have a high investment in training for our Social Workers including family network and practice models and approaches to support good Social Work practice. This includes specific practice model training which cover systemic, signs of safety, restorative and family networking approaches.

The role is very varied, no two days look the same for workers, one day you maybe completing words and pictures with a family or the next supporting a young person with pathway planning to independence.  We work with all young people from birth up to the age of 18 having strong links with other agencies externally and teams in North Yorkshire. 

The team consists of a Team Manager and Practice Supervisors to support all our Social Workers in the team. The team have dedicated business support to enable Social Workers to spend more time with Children, Young People and their families. We have a well defined supervision policy which includes regular group supervisions, individual supervisions and opportunities to participate in County Wide practice model sessions, and engage in appreciative enquiry and conversation café’s about practice with our Principal Social Worker.

The team is creative in the ways we work with families and no two plans look the same. The Social Workers are supported by new technology which means that time is freed up to spend it away from the computer and with young people.  

We are looking for Social Workers with a ‘can do’ attitude who are child focussed, like to think outside of the box and are creative in their planning with children.  It doesn’t matter whether you are starting out in your social work career, returning to practice or an experienced worker looking for a new challenge either in a different field or new authority. 

The town of Scarborough offers the chance to experience a vibrant town centre and beach culture, while also living close to the North York Moors National Park and North Riding Forest Park.

Scarborough also has plenty of local facilities and attractions to cater for residents of all ages, transport links providing easy access to York, Leeds and Middlesbrough. Getting to, from and around Scarborough is simple. Scarborough has great links where you can travel to Leeds, Northallerton, Middlesbrough and Hull (75 mins) and York (45 mins). There are currently 26 bus routes in

Scarborough has an abundance of retail therapy options for all tastes and budgets. The recently refurbished Market Hall is full of small independent retailers and unique shops.

For an informal conversation, we would welcome you to contact Rosie Appleby (Team Manager) by emailing Rosie.Appleby@northyorks.gov.uk

If you are interested in a career in Social Work and would like more information about this, please contact Samantha Clayton (Head of Effective Practice & QA) on Samantha.Clayton@northyorks.gov.uk We have many opportunities to support people wanting to become Qualified Social Workers.

For more information about working in Children & Families Service in North Yorkshire County Council, please see our dedicated campaign page

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 18th December 2022
Interview date: TBC

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

Key documents

Job Description

Total Rewards

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

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. 

Apply Here

Job Title: Social Worker – FAST (Family Assessment and Support Team)

Location: Scarborough area. Flexible work bases and hybrid working available
Salary: To £38,296 per annum pro rata + relocation support
Grade: J-K

Hours: Full and part time hours available. Flexible working can be discussed

Contract: Permanent

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for Social Workers across our Family Assessment and Support Teams.  We also welcome those who are looking to relocate.

Our Family Assessment and Support Teams work with children, young people and the families who are Children in Need and Child Protection.

We have high aspirations for our children and young people and always strive to work collaboratively with families and young people, working strongly with the belief that each child and young person has a network around them, which is essential to work alongside and tap into. We have an extensive training and learning offer to support our Social Workers in their work with children and families.

The role is very varied as we work with families on a short term basis whilst completing assessments and on a longer term basis working Child and Family Plans and Child Protection Plans and in some cases we complete pre proceedings work and issue care proceedings.  We work with all young people from birth up to the age of 18 having strong links with other agencies externally and teams in North Yorkshire.    

The team consists of a Team Manager and Practice Supervisors to support all our Social Workers in the team. The team have dedicated business support to enable Social Workers to spend more time with Children, Young People and their families. We have a well defined supervision policy which includes regular group supervisions, individual supervisions and opportunities to participate in County Wide practice model sessions, and engage in appreciative enquiry and conversation café’s about practice with our Principal Social Worker.

We are looking for Social Workers with a ‘can do’ attitude who are child focussed, like to think outside of the box and are creative in their planning with children.  It does not matter whether you are starting out in your social work career, returning to practice or an experienced worker looking for a new challenge in either a different field or new authority. North Yorkshire County Council offers excellent CPD and career progression. We are part of the Department of Education sector lead improvement programme and a member of The Yorkshire Urban and Rural Teaching Partnership.

North Yorkshire County Council covers a wide area with teams in all districts, shortly to become North Yorkshire Council in April 2023.

The town of Scarborough offers the chance to experience a vibrant town centre and beach culture, while also living close to the North York Moors National Park and North Riding Forest Park.

Scarborough also has plenty of local facilities and attractions to cater for residents of all ages, transport links providing easy access to York, Leeds and Middlesbrough. Getting to, from and around Scarborough is simple. Scarborough has great links where you can travel to Leeds, Northallerton, Middlesbrough and Hull (75 mins) and York (45 mins). There are currently 26 bus routes in

Scarborough has an abundance of retail therapy options for all tastes and budgets. The recently refurbished Market Hall is full of small independent retailers and unique shops.

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

For more information about working in Children & Families Service in North Yorkshire County Council, please see our dedicated campaign page

For an informal conversation, we would welcome you to contact Trudy Traves (Team Manager) by emailing Trudy.Traves@northyorks.gov.uk or Amie Templeman (Team Manager) by emailing Amie.Templeman@northyorks.gov.uk

If you are interested in a career in Social Work and would like more information about this, please contact Samantha Clayton (Head of Effective Practice & QA) on Samantha.Clayton@northyorks.gov.uk We have many opportunities to support people wanting to become Qualified Social Workers.

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 18th December 2022
Interview date: TBC

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

Key documents

Job Description

Total Rewards

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

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. 

Apply Here!

Job Title: Social Worker Team Manager – Children & Families Service, Scarborough

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. 

Salary: To £50,543 pro rata, per annum plus relocation support

Grade: 

Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours

Contract: Permanent

Team: Child Permanence and Family Reunification, Scarborough

In the Child Permanence and Family Reunification team we work with all young people up to the age of 18 who are either Looked After by the Local Authority in a variety of placements whether family placements or foster families, Child in Need and Unaccompanied asylum seeking children and Children subject to court proceedings.  We have strong links with other teams and services and work collaboratively with them

This person will be someone who can step into the team, lead and manage Social Workers with the support of Practice Supervisors to ensure the delivery of an effective social work service to children and their families in accordance with the relevant policies and procedures.

If you are interested in this position, we would love to hear from you. For an informal discussion about this role please contact Emma Hopper (Head of Service – Child Permanence and Family Reunification) by email at Emma.Hopper@northyorks.gov.uk- we would very much welcome an informal conversation.

Help us continue to drive positive change and join our skilled and dedicated team. For more information about working in Children & Families Service in North Yorkshire County Council, please see our dedicated campaign page

Key dates

Closing date: Sunday 11th December

Interviews: Thursday 15th December 2022

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

Key documents

Job Description

Total Rewards

Apply here

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

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. 

Northallerton opportunities

Job Title: Social Worker – FAST (Family Assessment and Support Team)

Location: Northallerton area. Flexible work bases and hybrid working available
Salary: To £38,296 per annum pro rata + relocation support
Grade: J-K

Hours: Full and part time hours available. Flexible working can be discussed

Contract: Permanent

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for Social Workers across our Family Assessment and Support Teams.  We also welcome those who are looking to relocate.

Our Family Assessment and Support Teams work with children, young people and the families who are Children in Need and Child Protection.

We have high aspirations for our children and young people and always strive to work collaboratively with families and young people, working strongly with the belief that each child and young person has a network around them, which is essential to work alongside and tap into. We have an extensive training and learning offer to support our Social Workers in their work with children and families.

The role is very varied as we work with families on a short term basis whilst completing assessments and on a longer term basis working Child and Family Plans and Child Protection Plans and in some cases we complete pre proceedings work and issue care proceedings.  We work with all young people from birth up to the age of 18 having strong links with other agencies externally and teams in North Yorkshire.    

The team consists of a Team Manager and Practice Supervisors to support all our Social Workers in the team. The team have dedicated business support to enable Social Workers to spend more time with Children, Young People and their families. We have a well defined supervision policy which includes regular group supervisions, individual supervisions and opportunities to participate in County Wide practice model sessions, and engage in appreciative enquiry and conversation café’s about practice with our Principal Social Worker.

We are looking for Social Workers with a ‘can do’ attitude who are child focussed, like to think outside of the box and are creative in their planning with children.  It does not matter whether you are starting out in your social work career, returning to practice or an experienced worker looking for a new challenge in either a different field or new authority. North Yorkshire County Council offers excellent CPD and career progression. We are part of the Department of Education sector lead improvement programme and a member of The Yorkshire Urban and Rural Teaching Partnership.

North Yorkshire County Council covers a wide area with teams in all districts, shortly to become North Yorkshire Council in April 2023.

Northallerton is a market town located in the central belt of North Yorkshire, with great links across the County, we as well as the county with the A1(M) being 20 minutes away. It’s known for its markets, agricultural services, local cafes/restaurants/bars and tourism. The town is located between The Moors and the Dales which makes it an ideal place to stay in order to explore the surrounding area.

There are six primary schools in Northallerton, a secondary school and a Technology College. After completing primary education children move on to the Northallerton School, a secondary school and sixth form. In addition there a number of privately run infant and day care nursery schools in Northallerton.

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

For more information about working in Children & Families Service in North Yorkshire County Council, please see our dedicated campaign page

For an informal conversation, we would welcome you to contact James Lee (Team Manager) by emailing James.Lee@northyorks.gov.uk

If you are interested in a career in Social Work and would like more information about this, please contact Samantha Clayton (Head of Effective Practice & QA) on Samantha.Clayton@northyorks.gov.uk We have many opportunities to support people wanting to become Qualified Social Workers.

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 18th December 2022
Interview date: TBC

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

Key documents

Job Description

Total Rewards

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

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. 

Apply Here

Job Title: Social Worker – LAC (Looked After Children)

Location: Northallerton area. Flexible work bases and hybrid working

Salary:To £38,296 per annum pro rata + relocation support

Grade: J-K

Hours: Full and part time hours available. Flexible working can be discussed

Contract: Permanent

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for Social Workers across our Looked After Children Team.  We also welcome those who are looking to relocate.

Our team works with children and young people who are cared for by the Local Authority who are ‘Looked After’ or those who are placed with their family and supported under a Child in Need basis who may have been subject to court proceedings which have concluded. Our Looked After Children’s team also undertake court proceedings, picking these up from the Family Assessment and Support Team (FAST) from the second court hearing. This means we cover all aspects of the court process, a good understanding of this or a willingness to learn is vital.

We have high aspirations for our young people and always strive to work collaboratively with families and young people, working strongly with the belief that each child and young person has a network around them which is essential to work alongside and tap into. We have a high investment in training for our Social Workers including family network and practice models and approaches to support good Social Work practice. This includes specific practice model training which cover systemic, signs of safety, restorative and family networking approaches.

The role is very varied, no two days look the same for workers, one day you maybe completing words and pictures with a family or the next supporting a young person with pathway planning to independence.  We work with all young people from birth upto the age of 18 having strong links with other agencies externally and teams in North Yorkshire. 

The team consists of a Team Manager and Practice Supervisors to support all our Social Workers in the team. The team have dedicated business support to enable Social Workers to spend more time with Children, Young People and their families. We have a well defined supervision policy which includes regular group supervisions, individual supervisions and opportunities to participate in County Wide practice model sessions, and engage in appreciative enquiry and conversation café’s about practice with our Principal Social Worker.

The team is creative in the ways we work with families and no two plans look the same. The Social Workers are supported by new technology which means that time is freed up to spend it away from the computer and with young people.  

We are looking for Social Workers with a ‘can do’ attitude who are child focussed, like to think outside of the box and are creative in their planning with children.  It doesn’t matter whether you are starting out in your social work career, returning to practice or an experienced worker looking for a new challenge either in a different field or new authority.

Northallerton is a market town located in the central belt of North Yorkshire, with great links across the County, we as well as the county with the A1(M) being 20 minutes away.

It’s known for its markets, agricultural services, local cafes/restaurants/bars and tourism. The town is located between The Moors and the Dales which makes it an ideal place to stay in order to explore the surrounding area.

There are six primary schools in Northallerton, a secondary school and a Technology College. After completing primary education children move on to the Northallerton School, a secondary school and sixth form. In addition there a number of privately run infant and day care nursery schools in Northallerton.

For an informal conversation, we would welcome you to contact Rosie Appleby (Group Manager) by emailing Rosie.Appleby@northyorks.gov.uk

If you are interested in a career in Social Work and would like more information about this, please contact Samantha Clayton (Head of Effective Practice & QA) on Samantha.Clayton@northyorks.gov.uk We have many opportunities to support people wanting to become Qualified Social Workers.

For more information about working in Children & Families Service in North Yorkshire County Council, please see our dedicated campaign page

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 18th December 2022
Interview date: TBC

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

Key documents

Job Description

Total Rewards

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

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. 

Apply Here

Grade: L
Hours: 37 
Contract: Established Full Time
Weekend Working: No  
Venue for Interview: County Hall  

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified and experienced social worker. The post is a Social Work Professional Learning & Development Officer.

You would work as part of the Social Work Professional Learning & Development Team (SWPLDT), based within the Training and Learning Directorate but working very closely and in partnership with the Children and Young Persons service.

The SWPLDT is a small team, friendly team dedicated to supporting and developing the social work learning experience and the continuous development of best practice. We provide a range of specialist, tailored support to student social workers and qualified social workers.

This role centres on the delivery of the Assessed and Supported Year of Employment (ASYE) programme for Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW’s) in Children’s Services. This includes monitoring progress, high challenge/high support, celebrating and learning from good practice and quality assurance.

The ASYE is a national, one year, employer-led programme. It supports NQSW’s to consolidate their degree learning, develop capability and strengthen their professional confidence across the full range of the Professional Capability Framework and the Knowledge and Skills statement for child and family practitioners.

You would be joining a local, regional and national community of practice dedicated to improve standards and outcomes for our children, young people and their families.

What can we offer you in return?

  • The opportunity to develop knowledge, experience and skills
  • Professional support and supervision from your nominated team manager and relevant training
  • The challenge of complex and varied work
  • The opportunity to work in continuing professional development for social workers
  • Support from a specialist team and senior managers within CYPS
  • Travel expenses will be reimbursed for travelling across the geographical patch
  • Mobile and flexible working to support your work life balance and the delivery of the service across the county.

What can you offer us?

You will have:

  • A professional social work qualification and registration with Social Work England
  • Substantial post-qualifying experience in a social work role
  • Stage Two Practice Educator Qualification, or Practice Teaching Award
  • An understanding of the challenges and opportunities within social work professional development today
  • A commitment to the CYPS Strengths in Relationships Practice Model
  • A comprehensive knowledge of current, relevant legislation
  • Ability to manage a workload and prioritise service requirements
  • Experience relevant to the role
  • Proven interpersonal and negotiation skills

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Janet Cox, Social Work Professional Learning & Development Team Lead at Janet.Cox@northyorks.gov.uk via Microsoft Teams for internal candidates, or phone 01609 533048.

Key documents

Job Description.pdf

Reward Booklet.pdf

Key Dates

Closing Date - 4th December 2022

Interview Date - TBC

Apply here
Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

We welcome applications from NYCC employees only for this vacancy. Only employees who are currently in paid employment with NYCC are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to NYCC staff under notice of redundancy or other authorised redeployees. If you wish to be considered for this vacancy through redeployment please contact the Recruitment Team.

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. 

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) advertise vacancies on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYCC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Enquiries regarding the vacancy or practices should be made directly with the third party.

Ripon opportunities

Job Title: Social Worker – FAST (Family Assessment and Support Team)

Location: Ripon area. Flexible work bases and hybrid working available
Salary: To £38,296 per annum pro rata + relocation support
Grade: J-K

Hours: Full and part time hours available. Flexible working can be discussed

Contract: Permanent

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for Social Workers across our Family Assessment and Support Teams.  We also welcome those who are looking to relocate. 

Our Family Assessment and Support Teams work with children, young people and the families who are Children in Need and Child Protection.

We have high aspirations for our children and young people and always strive to work collaboratively with families and young people, working strongly with the belief that each child and young person has a network around them, which is essential to work alongside and tap into. We have an extensive training and learning offer to support our Social Workers in their work with children and families.

The role is very varied as we work with families on a short term basis whilst completing assessments and on a longer term basis working Child and Family Plans and Child Protection Plans and in some cases we complete pre proceedings work and issue care proceedings.  We work with all young people from birth up to the age of 18 having strong links with other agencies externally and teams in North Yorkshire.    

The team consists of a Team Manager and Practice Supervisors to support all our Social Workers in the team. The team have dedicated business support to enable Social Workers to spend more time with Children, Young People and their families. We have a well defined supervision policy which includes regular group supervisions, individual supervisions and opportunities to participate in County Wide practice model sessions, and engage in appreciative enquiry and conversation café’s about practice with our Principal Social Worker.

We are looking for Social Workers with a ‘can do’ attitude who are child focussed, like to think outside of the box and are creative in their planning with children.  It does not matter whether you are starting out in your social work career, returning to practice or an experienced worker looking for a new challenge in either a different field or new authority. North Yorkshire County Council offers excellent CPD and career progression. We are part of the Department of Education sector lead improvement programme and a member of The Yorkshire Urban and Rural Teaching Partnership.

North Yorkshire County Council covers a wide area with teams in all districts, shortly to become North Yorkshire Council in April 2023.

Ripon is one of the oldest Cities in the county and is a 20-minute drive away from Thirsk or Knaresborough, 30 minutes from Harrogate and 45 minutes from Leeds/York. The A1(M) is a five-minute drive away. You are right on the edge of the glorious Yorkshire Dales national park with buses to Harrogate and Leeds several times an hour.

Ripon has its own Racecourse with numerous horticultural awards and picturesque surroundings, it is known for the Cathedral overlooking the centre of the city and sites like Fountains Abbey, Newby Hall and various other family attractions. There are plenty on day care options as well as primary schools, with Ripon Grammar being the main secondary school for the area. 

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

For more information about working in Children & Families Service in North Yorkshire County Council, please see our dedicated campaign page

For an informal conversation, we would welcome you to contact Adele Herdsman (Team Manager) by emailing Adele.Herdsman@northyorks.gov.uk

If you are interested in a career in Social Work and would like more information about this, please contact Samantha Clayton (Head of Effective Practice & QA) on Samantha.Clayton@northyorks.gov.uk We have many opportunities to support people wanting to become Qualified Social Workers.

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 18th December 2022
Interview date: TBC

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

Key documents

Job Description

Total Rewards

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

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.

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Craven opportunities

Job Title: Social Worker – FAST (Family Assessment and Support Team)

Location: Craven area. Flexible work bases and hybrid working available
Salary: To £38,296 per annum pro rata + relocation support
Grade: J-K

Hours: Full and part time hours available. Flexible working can be discussed

Contract: Permanent

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for Social Workers across our Family Assessment and Support Teams.  We also welcome those who are looking to relocate.

Our Family Assessment and Support Teams work with children, young people and the families who are Children in Need and Child Protection.

We have high aspirations for our children and young people and always strive to work collaboratively with families and young people, working strongly with the belief that each child and young person has a network around them, which is essential to work alongside and tap into. We have an extensive training and learning offer to support our Social Workers in their work with children and families.

The role is very varied as we work with families on a short term basis whilst completing assessments and on a longer term basis working Child and Family Plans and Child Protection Plans and in some cases we complete pre proceedings work and issue care proceedings.  We work with all young people from birth up to the age of 18 having strong links with other agencies externally and teams in North Yorkshire.    

The team consists of a Team Manager and Practice Supervisors to support all our Social Workers in the team. The team have dedicated business support to enable Social Workers to spend more time with Children, Young People and their families. We have a well defined supervision policy which includes regular group supervisions, individual supervisions and opportunities to participate in County Wide practice model sessions, and engage in appreciative enquiry and conversation café’s about practice with our Principal Social Worker.

We are looking for Social Workers with a ‘can do’ attitude who are child focussed, like to think outside of the box and are creative in their planning with children.  It does not matter whether you are starting out in your social work career, returning to practice or an experienced worker looking for a new challenge in either a different field or new authority. North Yorkshire County Council offers excellent CPD and career progression. We are part of the Department of Education sector lead improvement programme and a member of The Yorkshire Urban and Rural Teaching Partnership.

North Yorkshire County Council covers a wide area with teams in all districts, shortly to become North Yorkshire Council in April 2023.

Craven is a historic town with commutable drive from Harrogate, Bradford and Blackburn each taking roughly 45 minutes, with Leeds only an hour away. Craven has various day care, primary schools, secondary schools and colleges in the local area .

Amongst this scenery are picturesque towns and villages, steeped in history yet offering up to date facilities and services. There is plenty to do in Craven, such as an outdoor activity, a gentle stroll, visiting an art gallery or museum and shopping.

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

For more information about working in Children & Families Service in North Yorkshire County Council, please see our dedicated campaign page

For an informal conversation, we would welcome you to contact Joanne.Hammond (Group Manager) by emailing Joanne.Hammond@northyorks.gov.uk

If you are interested in a career in Social Work and would like more information about this, please contact Samantha Clayton (Head of Effective Practice & QA) on Samantha.Clayton@northyorks.gov.uk We have many opportunities to support people wanting to become Qualified Social Workers.

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 18th December 2022
Interview date: TBC

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

Key documents

Job Description

Total Rewards

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

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. 

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Selby opportunities

Job Title: Social Worker – Fostering

Location: Selby area. Flexible work bases and hybrid working

Salary:To £38,296 per annum pro rata + relocation support

Grade: J-K
Hours: Full and part time hours available. Flexible working can be discussed

Contract: Permanent

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for Social Workers across our Fostering Team.  We also welcome those who are looking to relocate.

Come and join a strong performing fostering service, who are proud that they are able to support local vulnerable children to live with local foster carers. In North Yorkshire we strive to see children remaining close to their families in their community and school.

Following the recent internal promotion of team members, we are now looking to recruit. We have dedicated teams providing the supervision and support to all approved foster carers across the county, with local teams in Scarborough, Selby, Knaresborough and Northallerton. 

This role will predominantly focus on the supervision and support of approved foster carers ranging from newly approved foster carers to those who care for the most complex children and young people. You will need to be a confident practitioner and able to develop our foster carers in meeting children’s needs.

Fostering North Yorkshire is a county service committed to developing excellent practice that is comprised of two large teams across North Yorkshire. These teams provide the supervision and support to our approved foster carers, along with peers who focus on the recruitment and assessment of North Yorkshire foster carers. You will be joining a highly motivated team seeking to deliver high quality foster care in line with the National Fostering Regulations and National Minimum Standards for both family and friend foster carers and unrelated foster carers.

We are looking for Social Workers with a ‘can do’ attitude who are child focussed, like to think outside of the box and are creative in their planning with children.  It does not matter whether you are starting out in your social work career, returning to practice or an experienced worker looking for a new challenge in either a different field or new authority. North Yorkshire County Council offers excellent CPD and career progression. We are part of the Department of Education sector lead improvement programme and a member of The Yorkshire Urban and Rural Teaching Partnership.

The team consists of a Team Manager and Practice Supervisors to support all our Social Workers in the team. The team have dedicated business support to enable Social Workers to spend more time with Children, Young People and their families. We have a well-defined supervision policy which includes regular group supervisions, individual supervisions and opportunities to participate in County Wide practice model sessions, and engage in appreciative enquiry and conversation café’s about practice with our Principal Social Worker.

North Yorkshire County Council covers a wide area with teams in all districts, shortly to become North Yorkshire Council in April 2023.

Selby is a small market town right in the heart of Yorkshire, meaning its really well connected with easy links to Leeds, York, Hull, Northallerton with the Coast and National Parks in easy reach. The Selby district is a great place because there is a fantastic mix of market towns and picturesque villages.

The house prices are lower than neighbouring urban areas, which means people get more for their money. This means we usually attract families, which helps to grow the local workforce and the overall population to support local retailers, services and industries.

Selby is home to one of the country’s leading further education colleges, the primary schools consistently perform well and have a great quality independent school sector.

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

For more information about working in Children & Families Service in North Yorkshire County Council, please see our dedicated campaign page

For an informal conversation, we would welcome you to contact Dawn Atkin (Team Manager) by emailing Dawn.Atkin@northyorks.gov.uk

If you are interested in a career in Social Work and would like more information about this, please contact Samantha Clayton (Head of Effective Practice & QA) on Samantha.Clayton@northyorks.gov.uk We have many opportunities to support people wanting to become Qualified Social Workers.

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 18th December 2022
Interview date: TBC

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

Key documents

Job Description

Total Rewards

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

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. 

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Harrogate opportunities

Job Title: Social Worker – Disabled Children and Young Peoples Service

Location: Harrogate. Flexible work bases and hybrid working
Salary: To £38,296 per annum pro rata + relocation support

Grade: J-K
Hours: Full and part time hours available. Flexible working can be discussed

Contract: Permanent

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for Social Workers across our Disabled Children and Young People’s service.  We also welcome those who are looking to relocate.

We are seeking a social worker to work in our specialist service based in Harrogate. You will be based in a team of social workers and a family support worker providing support and advice to children and young people with significant learning and physical disabilities aged 0-18 and their families.

The Role
The role will include completing comprehensive and clear assessments. Planning and negotiating packages of support and working in partnership with parents and other professionals and agencies. In order to ensure children and young people have opportunities to access community activities  and short breaks to ensure they develop daily living and  independence skills as possible, and ultimately make a successful transition into adulthood. There will be a requirement to manage Looked after children case work, safeguarding and court work. Dependant on knowledge and skills.

The service is committed to providing good quality supervision and support and promote personal development in order to achieve good outcomes for disabled young people and their families. If you have a social work qualification and experience of working with children, young people and their families. We look forward to hearing from you.  Applications from newly qualified social workers are also welcomed.  

We have a well-defined supervision policy which includes regular group supervisions, individual supervisions and opportunities to participate in County Wide practice model sessions, and engage in appreciative enquiry and conversation café’s about practice with our Principal Social Worker

We are looking for Social Workers with a ‘can do’ attitude who are child focussed, like to think outside of the box and are creative in their planning with children.  It doesn’t matter whether you are starting out in your social work career, returning to practice or an experienced worker looking for a new challenge either in a different field or new authority. 

According to a recent survey, Harrogate is the second happiest place to live in the UK. It is a spa town and is a tourist destination due to its visitor attractions. Such as its spa waters, Royal Pump Museum and RHS Harlow Carr gardens, and the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Nidderdale in the local area. The town also boats a variety of independent and chain restaurants, bars and cafes.

Harrogate railway station and Harrogate bus station are located in the town centre provide great transport connections. The main roads through the town are the A61, connecting Harrogate to Leeds and Ripon, and the A59, connecting the town to York and Skipton. Harrogate is also connected to Wetherby and the A1(M), while the A658 from Bradford forms a bypass around the south of the town.

For further information or an informal discussion regarding work within this service please contact Sarah Munday  (Locality Team Leader) on Sarah.Munday@northyorks.gov.uk

If you are interested in a career in Social Work and would like more information about this, please contact Samantha Clayton (Head of Effective Practice & QA) on Samantha.Clayton@northyorks.gov.uk We have many opportunities to support people wanting to become Qualified Social Workers.

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 18th December 2022
Interview date: TBC

Key documents

Job Description

Total Rewards

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

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.

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Countywide opportunities

Job Title: Sessional Group Manager Effective Practice and Quality Assurance – Children & Families Service

Grade: SM1
Salary: £27.01 per hour
Location: Flexible base within North Yorkshire and home working

Hours: Sessional hours to be negotiated on an individual basis up to 8 days per month.

Contract: Relief

North Yorkshire County Council are looking for a Sessional Group Manager Effective Practice and Quality Assurance with a variety of experience and skills to support our QA and practice improvement work.

Are you looking for a challenging and exciting role in a dedicated team? Do you have a passion for ensuring that children and young people receive the best care and support possible? This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a well-established, very experienced team, who are determined to achieve the highest standards of care and safety for children and young people.

You will contribute to the overall development and delivery of the service by undertaking specific QA and audit activities. You will be specifically responsible for ensuring that practice is monitored effectively across a complex multi-agency system, assessing risk, learning and implementing change effectively and at pace in order to meet rigour of testing inspection frameworks. In addition, you will enhance strategic delivery of services through robust quality assurance and practice improvement work. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who has experience at a senior leadership role and has demonstrated over their career the ability to drive quality and outstanding social work practice.

What you will bring…

As a Sessional Group Manager of Effective Practice and Quality Assurance, you will have the characteristics of a great leader: driven, astute, passionate and a great communicator, prepared to take on a new challenge by leading from the front. 

You will have a proven track record of turning ideas into real-world successes, thrive in an environment that seeks to continually improve and establishing a culture where staff are motivated to achieve high expectations, whilst equally receiving high levels of support. 

You will be confident in social work practice and will coach, develop and manage social workers aligned with NYCC practice model and QA framework. 

You will also have a sound ability to gather and interpret information from multiple sources, collating it into one coherent picture.

We are looking for a forward thinking, dynamic individual who is ready to take on a challenge, which will utilise and develop their skills and knowledge, whilst working alongside a supportive dedicated team. 

We welcome any interested applicants to contact Samantha Clayton (Head of Effective Practice PIP) on Samantha.Clayton@northyorks.gov.uk for an informal conversation:

 

Key Dates 

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 11th December

Interview date: TBC

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

Key documents

Job Description / Person Specification.pdf
Total Rewards Brochure.pdf

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

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. 

Apply Now

We are part of the 'Partner in Practice' and 'Sector-Led Improvement' programme

We lead the way in social work with children and their families through the 'Partner in Practice' and 'Sector-Led Improvement' programmes. Our work is child-centred, and there is a clearly embedded model of practice based on building effective relationships with children, young people and families. We work collaboratively with other local authorities on a range of practice developments during their improvement journey.

Opportunities as a social worker at North Yorkshire County Council

"Children's Social Care"It is important for us that our social workers have manageable workloads, supportive and transparent management and the opportunity for continuous professional development.

We understand social work is challenging and 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 strive to achieve the very best practice and to continually learn by taking accountability and developing new ways of working. This has enabled a culture to be developed in which social workers and managers feel confident, safe and supported to manage risk appropriately. 

Not only will you receive outstanding training, you will work in a truly passionate and talented team with full support and guidance available.

We want you to work to live not live to work, we want you to have time for the things in life that really matter to you - this is really important to us. 

Whether you are looking for a full time or part time role we would encourage you to apply. We are open to a hybrid model of working, with time in the office and working from home. We are also open to discussion and agreements about office bases being nearest your home at a range of locations around the county recognising the benefits this has brought during the last two years in adapting to COVID-19.

Please feel free to contact us for a discussion about the roles and work with us, before submitting your application form.

We are dedicated to growing our employees within the Council. Progression routes available for a social worker at North Yorkshire County Council:

  • Newly Qualified Social Worker, Grade J - salary £32,909 to £35,411
  • Experienced Social Worker, Grade K - salary £35,411 to £38,296
  • Advanced Practitioner - Grade L - salary £38,296 to £42,503
  • Practice Supervisor, Grade M - salary £42,503 to £46,549
  • Team Manager, Grade N - salary £46,549 to £50,543

*Salaries are pro rata, per annum.

We can offer you a range of employee benefits, including a competitive salary, generous leave entitlement, a government pension scheme and access to our ‘Everybody Benefits’ package, which includes a variety of retail discounts.

You will be fully enabled through mobile kit to work in a highly agile way at locations across designated local authorities.

We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • modern flexible working practices
  • a local government pension scheme
  • family friendly leave
  • salary sacrifice, employee cash backs and discounts schemes
  • learning, development and career advancement opportunities

We can offer you multiple opportunities for career progression working across diverse services and with access to a range of technologies to support modern and agile ways of working.

As a council we are very much committed to encouraging flexible working for our employees, which will include using modern technologies to connect with clients, working from other bases across the county as well as working from home.

You can find out more about working for the council and the benefits we offer here.

Application tips

Before completing your application please ensure that you read the job description and person specification carefully - the information within these documents can be used as a guide for you to complete your supporting evidence section within your application. This section is very important and will play a key role in the success of your application so please take you time when completing it. Please note to be successfully shortlisted, Managers will use your supporting evidence and will not consider any CVs uploaded.

If you are having any difficulties completing your application and would like some advice on this please contact Resourcing Solutions via ResourcingSolutions@northyorks.gov.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!