City of Bradford MDC

City of Bradford MDC

Social Work Job Vacancies in Bradford

Bradford has a lot to offer the people who live and work there, so it’s no wonder that it’s currently in the running to become the UK’s City of Culture in 2025. From the Bradford Playhouse, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery and National Science and Media Museum to the local farmers markets, vast array of international restaurants and shopping centres, which includes The Broadway, Oastler Shopping Centre and Kirkgate Centre, people are certainly never bored in Bradford, because there’s simply no excuse to be. Along with the endless job opportunities available for social workers, there’s a lot of choice for those just starting out in their career, as well as those looking to advance it. Therefore, if you’ve been thinking of joining the Bradford Council as a social worker, but would like more information on who they are and what they do, then you’ve come to the right place.

All About City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

The Bradford Council is the local authority of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire. It comprises of 90 councillors, 3 for each of the 30 electoral wards in Bradford, which includes Keighley (Central, East and West), Craven, Great Horton, Ilkley and Thornton and Allerton, as well as Queensbury, Worth Valley, Eccleshill and Shipley. Providing their constituents with a variety of beneficial services, their main goal is to, ‘’serve the people, communities, organisations and businesses of the district by representing and working with them to protect and improve the quality of life for all’.

The Bradford Council’s Key Social Services Include:

Adoption: Where potential parents can learn about the adoption process, what this involves and whether it is right for them. Adopters can also learn about financial support, as well as Special Guardianship and Step-parent Adoption.

Safeguarding Children: Where anyone concerned about the safety or welfare of a child can learn about what to do and who to contact, such as the Children’s Social Care Initial Contact Point and the Social Services Emergency Duty Team.

Special educational needs and disabilities: Where those with special needs and disabilities can learn more about the support that is available for them, which includes day centres, help with getting a job, health and behaviour advice, and support during family crises.

Other important services the Bradford Council offers includes:

Types Of Social Work Roles Available At City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

The Bradford Council has a variety of roles available for social workers, which includes working as part of Emergency Duty, LAC and Court teams.

Some of our current roles include:

  • Best Interest Assessor – Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Team – Working With Adults.
  • QSW Level 3 – Emergency Duty Team – Working With Adults & Children
  • QSW Level 3 – Assessment Team – Working With Children & Families.
  • QSW Level 2 – Learning Disabilities Team – Working With Children & Families
  • QSW – Safeguarding Team – Working With Adults

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

Why City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council Is A Great Place To Be A Social Worker

  • They have jobs for all kinds of social workers, including those who want to work with children, with families, with those with learning disabilities and as part of court teams.
  • They truly value the support their social workers provide all members of the community, even sponsoring the Social Worker Of The Year Awards, along with Barnardo’s and the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) for example.
  • They regulate their social workers to understand the areas in which greater support and provision is required, and to ensure that clients are getting the best level of care possible.

Our Relationship With City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

We work very closely with Bradford Council and have a good number of our candidates working there including social workers and Team Managers. Portman is signed up to receive all agency vacancies. Based on their requirements, we then send across CVs that we feel are most suitable. If a candidate appeals to the council, they will request an interview, and we will contact the social worker to help set this all up.

We’ll then guide our social worker with interview practice and technique, calling them prior to the interview to ensure they feel confident and ready. Following on from the interview, we’ll gain feedback from the authority and if successful, we’ll arrange a start date.

Our support doesn’t end there however. All of our social workers benefit from a dedicated consultant, all who offer a full 360 service which includes regularly checks in with them to ensure job satisfaction and general happiness. You support others, so it’s only right that we support you.

‘’Very promising start with Portman, they got me a job to suit my very specific needs pretty much instantly and have been great to work with so far as they take care of everything for you. Would definitely recommend them.’’ – Joanne

If you’d like to work for the Bradford Council as a social worker, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today on 0161 327 0936 to learn more about us and the roles that we currently have available.

Frequently Asked Questions

City of Bradford MDC 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 City of Bradford MDC 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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