Cumbria County Council

Cumbria County Council

Social Work Job Vacancies in Cumbria

Cumbria is a mostly rural county, and one of the largest in England by size, so the county council has to work in a way that encompasses the unique needs of its constituents. The sweeping Cumbria landscape is an incredible escape for many people, and the peace of country life is a massive draw for many residents. Covering the towns of Carlisle, Whitehaven, Workington, Barrow-In-Furness, Kendal and Penrith among many others, Cumbria County Council serves around 500,000 people. As well as the incredible landscape that is all around in the Cumbria area, including the 3 tallest peaks in England, there are also a variety of amazing landmarks, including Carlisle Castle, Furness Abbey and Hadrian’s Wall, which is a World Heritage Site.

All About Cumbria County Council

Cumbria County Council serves one of the largest geographical areas, but also one of the smallest number of constituents in England. It has 84 elected members and 6 devolved local committees that deal with issues regarding their areas in the county. Cumbria County Council provides its constituents with a wide variety of local services, including social work services. Cumbria County Council is responsible for providing the smaller councils in the county, such as Barrow-In-Furness or Barrow Borough Council, with skilled social workers that service the area.

Key services provided by Cumbria County Council include:

Cumbria County Council also provides residents with many other local services, including:

Types Of Social Work Roles Available At Cumbria County Council

Current roles available at Cumbria County Council include positions in the Children and Families category, where candidates will be working with all kinds of families that need support, or with children in difficult situations.

Our current roles include:

  • Social Worker – Child Protection – Working With Children & Families.
  • Social Worker – Looked After Children – Working With Children & Families.
  • Social Worker – Duty and Assessment – Working With Children & Families.

To see the full range of positions available in Cumbria County Council, please click here.

Why Cumbria County Council Is A Great Place To Be A Social Worker

We love working with Cumbria County Council to help place our candidates as they offer a wide variety of roles in many different fields. The working environment at Cumbria County Council is welcoming and our candidates have the freedom to work flexibly and in a way that suits them. We also find that our candidates are able to work in a variety of different contexts due to the large area the council covers, giving them a rewarding experience within this council.

Our Relationship With Cumbria County Council

At Portman Recruitment, our team of specialist recruitment consultants regularly place candidates in councils all over the UK, including in Cumbria County Council. When positions are advertised by councils for new social workers, we’ll receive the job specification and description. Our large bank of CVs and contacts means that we are able to quickly identify the most suitable candidates for the job, and send them to Cumbria County Council for consideration. We’ll then liaise with both the candidate and council to arrange an interview.

Our team of experienced recruiters can help you with interview preparation, or just calming those pre-interview nerves. After the interview, we’ll follow up with you and with the council, to get in-depth and genuinely useful feedback from both sides of the table. For successful candidates, we’ll then liaise with the council to establish a start date and send you a welcome pack before you begin your new role.

With Portman Recruitment, the journey doesn’t end after you’re settled into a placement. You’ll always have your dedicated consultant ready to chat with you to help solve any issues or questions, as well as advise you on next steps, iron out any concerns and make sure your placement is a genuinely positive experience wherever you are.

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

To find out more about social work placements in Cumbria County Council and the jobs we have available in Barrow-In-Furness, or just to chat to an experienced social work recruitment consultant about your next steps, contact our team today on 0161 828 4160.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cumbria County 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 Cumbria County 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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