Bolton Council

Bolton Council

Social Work Job Vacancies in Bolton

Tucked away in northern Greater Manchester, Bolton is a hub for many people who want to be close to the city but still retain that sense of community that comes with living in a slightly smaller town. As an old weaving and milling town, Bolton has a rich industrial history dating back to the 14th century and is steeped in history from the industrial revolution, when it was one of the most significant towns in the area. Today, Bolton hasn’t lost any of its community pride and spirit, and residents are never short of things to do. The Octagon Theatre and the Bolton Museum and Art Gallery are both popular cultural spots, while the nearby West Pennine Moors make the perfect location for more the more outdoorsy among us. If you want to learn more about Bolton Council, the social work opportunities there and the relationship Portman Recruitment has with Bolton Council, keep reading!

All About Bolton Council

Bolton Council covers a variety of different wards, including Astley Bridge, Bradshaw, Crompton, Farnworth, Great Lever, Heaton and Lostock, Kearsley, Little Lever and Darcy Lever. With 60 councillors as the voice of the people in the area, Bolton Council is one of the larger authorities in the area. Bolton Council provides its constituents with many useful services, as well as offering our candidates a variety of different social work roles.

Some of the key social work services offered by Bolton Council include:

Other important services Bolton Council offers include:

Types Of Social Work Roles Available At Bolton Council

There are a wide variety of social work roles available at Bolton Council covering many different teams and specialisms. Current roles are primarily based around the Children & Families teams.

Some of our current roles include:

Team Manager – Children’s Safeguarding overseeing Court – Working With Children & Families.
Temporary Social Worker – Multi-Agency Referral and Assessment – Working With Children & Families.
Temporary Social Worker – Safeguarding – Working With Children & Families.

To see the full range of positions available in Bolton, please click here.

Why Bolton Council Is A Great Place To Be A Social Worker

Bolton Council offers a wide variety of services to their residents, so there are always diverse opportunities for social workers within the authority. Social workers in Bolton Council are valued by both the community and internally at the council, offering flexible working, a great team and supportive colleagues.

Our Relationship With Bolton Council

Portman Recruitment has a strong working relationship with Bolton Council as we appreciate the supportive atmosphere our candidates are offered and the great respect they have for social workers throughout their time in their chosen role. When Bolton Council are looking for new social workers and advertising new roles, they’ll send across the available jobs. At Portman Recruitment, we have a large bank of relevant CVs available, and so we can quickly send over the most appropriate candidates for the job. If your CV stands out to the council team, we’ll let you know and set up and interview with Bolton Council.

Then, it’s up to you! But don’t worry about being left on your own, our team will always be on hand to help calm any pre-interview nerves, and we’ll also follow up with both parties afterwards to get feedback from both our candidates and the council. If you’re successful, we’ll liaise with the council on your behalf to provide a start date and give you a welcome pack. You’ll always be able to chat to your own dedicated consultant who can help you out with any questions, issues, advice, concerns or emergencies, so you know there’s someone on your side every step of the way.

‘’Can’t say enough positive things about Portman Recruitment! Well looked after, listened to and supported. Go above and beyond to find the right role for you.’’ – Phil

To find out more about social work roles currently available in Bolton Council, to find your next perfect job or just to have a chat with the team at Portman Recruitment about what we can do for you, contact our team today on 0161 828 4160.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bolton 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 Bolton 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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