Blackpool Council

Blackpool Council

Social Work Job Vacancies in Blackpool

Blackpool may be famous for its stunning beaches, tower and ballroom, but this isn’t all northern town has to offer. From the Opera House, which has welcomed the likes of Shirley Bassey, Peter Kay, Tom Jones and Jim Davidson to its stage, to the welcoming Stanley Park, Blackpool Zoo, and the vast array of comedy clubs, including The Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club and Viva Comedy Station, the people of Blackpool certainly have a lot to keep them busy. And if that wasn’t enough, the Houndshill Shopping Centre, The Regent, Affinity Lancashire, Abingdon Street Market and Bonny Street Market provide locals and visitors a vast choice of designer brands, fresh ingredients and restaurants to really sink your teeth into. So, if you’ve been thinking of moving to Blackpool, but want to know more about the council, and what being a social worker there will entail, then please read on.

All About Blackpool Council

Blackpool Council is the local authority of Blackpool in Lancashire. It comprises 42 councillors, 2 for each of the 21 wards in Blackpool. These wards include Anchorsholme, Bloomfield, Clifton, Layton and Talbot, as well as Waterloo, Warbeck, Squires Gate and Victoria. Along with providing a range of useful services to their constituents, their main aim, ‘’continues to be on making life better for everyone, focussing on prevention more than support. Three flagship projects – A Better Start, HeadStart and most recently the Department for Education-funded Opportunity Area – all mark a decisive shift towards enabling future generations and creating the right conditions for their success.’’

Blackpool Council Key Social Services Include:

  • Adoption: This is where potential parents can meet the children who are in need of adoptive parents, find the dates of key events such as ‘Adoption Information Sessions’ and learn all about the adoption process.
  • Fostering: This is where potential foster parents can discover what’s involved in becoming a foster carer, why they should foster through Blackpool Council and what the benefits of fostering are.
  • Education Support For Children With Special Needs: Where the parents and carers of children with physical, sensory, behavioural or emotional difficulties can discover the types of services and support available.

Other important services Blackpool Council offers includes:

Types Of Social Work Roles Available At Blackpool Council

Blackpool Council provides social workers a great range of roles from which to choose from, including those that involve working as part of safeguarding, children in need and permanence teams.

Our current roles include:

  • Team Manager
    Permanence Team – Working With Children & Families.
  • Practice Development Manager
    Permanence Team – Working With Children & Families.
  • Temporary Senior Social Worker
    CIN Support and Protection Team – Working With Children & Families.
  • Temporary Social Worker
    Special Educational Needs Team – Working With Children & Families.
  • Temporary Social Worker
    Support Our Children Team – Working With Children & Families.

For our full range of Blackpool-based roles, please click here.

Why the Blackpool Council Is A Great Place To Be A Social Worker

  • They have jobs available for all kinds of social workers, such as those who want to work with children and adults with special educational needs, as well as those who are vulnerable and in need of protection.
  • Because they value the support their social workers give, they take the time to get to know their social workers, and the needs of their clients, to ensure that both are happy with the match they are given.
  • Echoing the community spirit that Blackpool encompasses, the council are a close-knit bunch who will bend over backwards to help each other out.

Our Relationship With Blackpool Council

Blackpool Council and Portman Recruitment have a strong working relationship because they value the quality candidates that we supply them with, and we appreciate the additional support they provide our candidates with, on top of what we give them. Whenever they are looking for a new social worker, they will send across available roles and based on the job specs, we’ll send across CVs that tick all of the boxes. Should a CV stand out, we’ll let the candidate know, and then set up an interview with the Blackpool Council.

Not only will we help with any pre-interview nerves, but we’ll also follow up post-interview feedback. Should the candidate be successful, we’ll arrange a start date and provide them with a beneficial welcome pack. This details the assignment, and provides the contact details of the candidate’s dedicated consultant, who will always be on hand to help with any query, question, concern or emergency.

‘’Brilliant service, great consultants who are always happy to help. Best agency I have come across.’’ – Lilly

If Blackpool Council sounds like the kind of place that you would like to work, please give us a call today on 0161 327 0936 to learn more about them, the roles they have available, and what we can do to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Blackpool Council are looking for social workers with 2 or 3 years experience in the social work industry. This level of experience is a good indicator that the candidate has seen and done it all in the industry. However, during times of high demand some authorities will be looking for candidates with 12 months experience, while not the ideal 2 or 3 years experience, a year is still considered sufficient.

City Councils operate 35 hours per week contract and 40p per mile business mileage.

If you’re not happy with your current work assignment then please call us. It’s as simple as that. If it’s day 1 or day 101 we want to hear from you if you have a problem. We want to hear because a) we care and want what is best for you and b) we want to help come up with a solution to ensure that you’re happy with your role. Our dedicated consultants build strong working relationships and take your problems personally. Portman Recruitment is just a phone call away.

Since day one, Portman Recruitment was created to offer an above and beyond service for their social workers and their clients. This commitment and ethos enable us to stand out from our competitors because we know we’ll always go one step further than our competitors. From CV writing and interview techniques to more palliative support like phone calls and advice on anything related to their social work role. We’re just a call away and if that isn’t answered we’ll endeavour to get back to you that same day.

Here at Portman Recruitment, we are proud of the level of service that we offer. From the moment our social workers walk through the door they see how different we really are. We’re understanding, empathetic and genuinely care about our social workers. In our minds, the contractor always comes first and once they’re placed in a role we will endeavour to be in touch with them to help smooth out any issues. Plenty of social workers that have left us for more permanent roles will get in touch with us to check-in. We treat everyone like a part of our family and all enjoy meals out together and regularly visit social workers.

Social workers working with Portman Recruitment for Manchester City Council are paid weekly via their requested payroll company. We also operate an in-house PAYE scheme should someone want to use that to ensure they’re never out of pocket.

Our honest, transparent and caring way of working is something that is regularly commented on by our clients – its a level of service that is unlike many others. Our dedicated recruitment specialists respect the role of social workers in our society and understand the difficult and challenging problems they can face on a daily basis. You’re not just a number or someone who is filling a space. You’re a person. An individual social worker who deserves the best in practical and emotional help.

Working for Blackpool Council is something you may choose for a number of reasons, but most often location and working within an area of familiarity is the primary reason. If you are considering working here and need advise, talk to one of our recruitment consultants about career opportunities.

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