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Social Work Glasgow City Council

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Social Work & Social Care Jobs in Glasgow

Glaswegians (or ‘weegies’ as they’re referred to locally) are known for being a friendly bunch. If you are in the process of moving to, or are already located in this fantastic Scottish city, there is plenty to enjoy.


  • Glasgow was founded in the 6th Century and quickly asserted itself as an important trading port.
  • The stunning cloisters at the University of Glasgow were built in 1860 and designed by architect George Gilbert Scott. They feature regularly on films and are not to be missed.
  • The Chicken Tikka Masala was invented in Glasgow. Or so the story goes…
  • The most romantic city in the world? The bones of St Valentine himself reside in Glasgow’s Church of Blessed St John Duns Scotus giving the Scots a good case for it. Watch out Paris.
  • The trendy Finnieston area was declared by the Times as the hippest place in Britain.

Employment – Glasgow City Council

The local government authority for Glasgow is Glasgow City Council. You may be interested to view the catchment area facility, if moving to the area. Districts include Govanhill, Pollokshiels, Partick, Hillhead, Govan, Gorbals, Shawlands and Langside with a population of 57,952 (at the time of writing).

For Social Care and Health in the area, the council provide a range of services.

Key Social Services in Glasgow are as follows:

  • Children’s Services: Where members of the public can report neglect or abuse, children can gain access to health and education facilities and older children can attend youth centres.
  • Fostering: Where potential foster parents can learn more about children who need foster care, understand the help and support the council and its social workers can provide (which includes home visits and training), and find out about pay and allowances.

Other important services Glasgow City Council includes:

Social Care Employment Opportunities in Glasgow

Glasgow City Council offer a fantastic array of social work and social care based roles, which includes working as part of child disability, LAC and fostering teams.

Some of our current roles include:

  • Team Manager – Integrated Neighbourhood Team – Working With Adults.
  • Service Lead – Transition Team – Working With Children & Families.
  • QSW – Duty and Assessment Team – Working With Children & Families.
  • QSW Level 2 – Fostering Team – Working With Children & Families
  • QSW Level 3 – Acute Medical Unit Team – Working With Teams.
  • QSW Level 3 – Children With Disabilities (CWD) Team – Working With Children & Families.

For our full range of Glasgow-based roles, get in touch.

Glasgow is a great place to be a Social Worker & Social Carer

  • They have roles for all, including those who want to work with children, with families, with the elderly and those suffering from mental health issues.
  • They have a real community spirit that treats their social workers with care and respect and places trust in the recommendations and decisions made by their social workers.
  • They regulate their social workers to ensure that they are providing their clients with the help and support they need, protecting them from harm and always putting their needs above their own.

Our Relationship With Glasgow City Council

Authorities, like Glasgow City Council, are usually governed by a vendor system. They manage all the jobs that come from the authorities and send them out to agencies, like Portman, who are registered with them. These jobs then get filtered to us and, based on their requirements, we put forward CVs through the same system. If the candidate is successful the vendor will request an interview through the system and we then put it to the social worker.

We’ll then aid our social workers with interview practice and technique, and call them on the day to ensure they feel ready for it. 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 who regularly checks in with them to ensure job satisfaction and general happiness.

‘’The staff at Portman do their best for their workers. Reliable and trustworthy – excellent compliance – they don’t rush you into jobs that aren’t suitable just to make a buck like some other recruitment companies, but really take their time to get to know you and your skills and match you with good employers. Highly recommend.’’ – Petula

If you’re looking for your next big break in social work, give us a call today on 0161 327 0936 to learn more about us and the jobs that we have available.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Glasgow City 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.

Whilst working for Glasgow City Council you will be managed by Portman Recruitment and 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 Glasgow City 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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