Stockport Council

Stockport Council

Social Work Job Vacancies in Stockport Council

If you are looking for a community steeped in history, then Stockport may just be the home you have been looking for. With over 380 listed buildings, the country’s only dedicated hatting museum – the Hat WorksAir Raid Shelters, and iconic viaducts, this region has a rich backstory that is evident all around.

Entertainment opportunities also do not lack thanks to the likes of the Plaza – the only remaining super cinema in the UK. Stockport is also a wonderful shopper’s paradise. There is an abundance of wares on offer in places such as the Cheadle Makers Market, Merseyway Shopping Centre, and the Stockport Market Place. The vendors are plentiful and items even more so. There is also plenty of outdoor space to roam and enjoy. With 14 natural reserves including the noteworthy Reddish Vale Country Park and Etherow Country Park, there is a lot of beautiful scenery to take in.

For a return to city life, Manchester City Centre remains easily accessible thanks to great transport links. You get all the trappings of the countryside, with easy access to modern conveniences and entertainment not far off. With all this and more, if you’re looking to work as a social worker, then Stockport is a good place to choose.

All About Stockport Metropolitan Council

The Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council covers four constituencies. These include Cheadle, Hazel Grove, Stockport, and Reddish. There are 21 wards with 3 councillors per ward. That makes for a total of 63 councillors. The borough of Stockport has a population of 290,557 as of 2016 with an unemployment rate below the regional and national average.

It is the northernmost metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester and the council’s motto is “Animo et Fide” that translates into “With Courage and Faith”. The Council Plan has placed an emphasis on working towards protecting and providing support for the town’s more vulnerable residents.

The social services Stockport Council delivers to constituents include:

  • Family Services: the Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council delivers various family services to the community including arrangements for fostering and adoption of children. Anyone looking to become a foster carer can find helpful information on the site. Adoptions are now being handled at a more regional scale under the Adoption Counts initiative, which includes additional boroughs.
  • Mental health services: The Stockport Council works with the Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and other providers to support those suffering mental health issues with the support that enables them to live independent lives. They work on both prevention and recovery initiatives to help deliver quality safe service to those that most need it.

The Stockport Council also caters to other vital day-to-day services, including:

Types of Social Work Roles Available at Stockport Council

The Stockport Council is dedicated to delivering quality services to the most vulnerable segments of the community. There are multiple departments and initiatives targeted at caring for adults, children, and the mentally afflicted. This has presented many job opportunities for those interested in social work.

The jobs we currently have on offer include:

  • QSW Level 3a – Locality Team – Working With Children & Families
  • QSW Level 3 – Locality Team – Working With Children & Families

To see our full range of social worker-based roles, please click here.

Why Stockport Council is a Great Place to Be a Social Worker

The Stockport Council Plan clearly indicates their awareness of the need to care for the most vulnerable. This desire to better the lives of residents makes it an inviting community to join and become a contributing member. Jobwise, there are plenty of vacancies to apply for that can offer an excellent opportunity to build or further your career on.

Our Relationship with the Stockport Council

Stockport Council and Portman Recruitment have repeatedly worked together to find promising and strong candidates for the various positions that fall open in social work areas. With each job opening, we are notified of the requirements, and search our database of CVs to identify suitable candidates.

We evaluate these choices and select the best-suited candidates for the job. These candidates are then notified and prepared for an interview with the council. After the interview, we ensure detailed feedback is given to the candidate whether or not they get the job. If successful, the candidate is informed of their start date and provided a welcome package that will help prepare them for their new post.

This support does not, however, end there. To help successfully ease you into your job, your dedicated consultant will still be available for a chat as you settle in. Securing a job at the Stockport Council would be a dream come true for anyone in social work. Let us help you make it a reality. Call us today on 0161 327 0936, and find out how we help you meet your career aspirations working in Stockport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Stockport 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 Stockport 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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