Social Worker – Children & Families Service - Craven

North Yorkshire
£32,910 - £39,880 per annum pro rata + relocation support
26 Apr 2021
16 May 2021
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Grade: K-L
Salary: £32,910 - £39,880 per annum pro rata + relocation support
Location: Covering Craven and based at Belle Vue Square, Skipton. We very much promote flexible working with the ability to work remotely from a variety of bases as well as from home, whatever makes sense and is suitable to provide the best service.

Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours

Contract: Permanent

Team: Family Assessment and Support Team (Safeguarding)

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for Social Workers with a variety of experience and skills. We also welcome those who are looking to relocate.

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

We are dedicated to developing our community of employees within the Council and you will have many opportunities to progress within your career which could include, Advanced Practitioner along with Practice Educator, Practice Supervisor & management opportunities. 

As a Children & Families Social Worker, your focus is to support children, their family and network to achieve positive change that continues after we no longer need to be  involved. Together we will create conditions that allow relationships to flourish. Our practice system is built to deliver this outcome. Keeping children safe and families together, the right intervention at the right time in the right place.

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 practice 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, 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.  

We welcome any interested applicants to contact Sarah Howarth by email on or by calling 07974184456 for an informal conversation:

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

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 16th May 2021
Interview date: 26th May 2021

We have opened up our Social Worker Grades to now include the role of Advanced Practitioner (please find Job Description below) if you meet the criteria we welcome you to apply for our Advanced Practitioner position via our advert here

  • Advanced Practitioner – Grade L – £35,745 - £39,880
  • Experienced Social Worker – Grade K – £32,910 - £35,745

Visit our dedicated Campaign Page for more information and to apply.

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

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.