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:
- The Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP): This service offers training, auditing, reviews and publishing, among other services to help keep local children safe. They offer help and advice for parents, carers, professionals, children and young carers among others, to help ensure the safety of children and young people across Cumbria.
- Adoption: This allows potential adoptive parents to understand what adoption entails and whether it is the right step for them, as well as information about the adoption process, how to apply and any other advice or help needed by adoptive parents. They also run regular information events across the different regions of Cumbria to allow potential parents to ask questions in-person and meet the adoption team.
- Fostering: Potential foster parents can learn more about the help and support the council and its social workers can provide, such as home visits and training, children who need foster care, and find out about pay and allowances for foster parents.
Cumbria County Council also provides residents with many other local services, including:
- Recycling & waste disposal services.
- Leisure activities and local sports.
- Parking, roads and transport services.
- Arts, heritage and library services.
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.