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Social Worker

City of Bradford MDC
Bradford, West Yorkshire
£32,076 - £43,421 pa
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

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Department of Adult Social Care 

Operational Services - Safeguarding Adults Service

Newly Qualified Social Worker/Social Worker/Experienced Social Worker

1 x 37 hours per week


Newly Qualified Social Workers - SO1: £32,076 - £33,945 pa

Level 2 Social Workers – PO1: £35,745 - £38,223 pa

Level 3 Social Workers – PO3: £40,221 - £43,421 pa

Based at Britannia House (Hybrid working available)

We appreciate your interest in working with Bradford Council. Bradford has a vibrant community, innovative businesses, and institutions make up our large, young, and diverse city. A dynamic cultural sector is central to Bradford's vision for social and economic inclusion. We are committed to working with our people, communities, partners, and businesses to improve quality of life and get the best for our District. We all contribute to achieving those goals, and so will you. Our district and its people can fulfil their potential only if we care about what we do at work every day. Although you might face challenges, you will be supported by a team that is on your side.

The Safeguarding Adults Service within the Department of Adult Social Care, is looking to recruit a number of full-time social workers.  You must hold a social work qualification, or be close to finishing your studies in social work. You must be registered with Social Work England, or be awaiting social work qualification results to allow you to register with Social Work England in the coming weeks/months. We are looking for social workers who are passionate about social work and who are confident in upholding and promoting the rights of people who use the service.  Applicants will have a sound understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and be able to demonstrate how they apply this in their practice.  Candidates will understand the principles of Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) and how this impacts on social work practice in the context of safeguarding adults under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-paced and dynamic service.  The successful candidates will be joining a recently re-structured service and become part of a wider team dedicated to strengths-based and outcome-focused practice.  The right candidates will have brilliant interpersonal skills and will be capable at building effective working relationships with colleagues, people who use the service and professional partners alike.  Candidates will be confident in assessing risk and in promoting risk-enablement.  In their roles, successful candidates will contribute to providing a service in accordance with the local Joint Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures by undertaking enquiries into allegations of abuse and neglect. Please see the individual job profile below for more detail on the role. 

We offer a supportive work environment with flexible working conditions and access to a range of continuous professional development opportunities.  Regular reflective supervision will be provided along with a corporate annual appraisal.  Newly Qualified Social Workers will be expected to undertake the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment. 

We can offer:

  • Staff discount scheme ‘Vivup’ offering shopping discounts; 24/7 employee assistance programme and free will writing service
  • An induction programme offering mentoring, and support of experienced colleagues
  • Regular supervision and Annual Appraisal
  • Access to Training and ongoing Professional Development
  • Generous annual leave allowance.
  • Re-location Package available (subject to conditions)
  • Flexibility of working from both home and office
  • Car parking across the district
  • Fantastic Corporate Clubactive gym discount
  • A culturally diverse workforce reflecting our community

Are you:

  • Somebody who can work well in a fast paced and dynamic environment?
  • Enthusiastic and positive about change?
  • Willing to contribute to ongoing service development?
  • A team player who can be flexible to support colleagues and meet service needs

If you would like further information regarding this post then please contact Peppa Greenwood, 07971 014830 or email

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service will be undertaken for this post.

Closing Date: 21st April 2024

Please see attached Job Profiles: 

NQSW - JP.doc

Social Worker Level 2 - JP.docx

Social Worker Level 3 - JP.docx

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