Wirral Council

Wirral Council

Social Work Job Vacancies in Wirral

Wirral is a wonderful place to live and work. Bordering the River Mersey, the Irish Sea and the River Dee, the Merseyside borough offers plenty of history, culture, countryside and outdoor sports and adventures. Thanks to its peninsula location, Wirral has quiet sandy beaches, lush country parks (like Birkenhead Park, which inspired New York’s Central Park) and off-shore islands inhabited with rare marine wildlife.

For the history buffs, the Birkenhead Priory, the oldest building on Merseyside, the 19th century Port Sunlight Museum and Garden Village and the U-Boat Story, a historic World War II ship-turned-interactive museum, are all worth a visit. The borough is also a golfing hotspot, boasting over 14 beautiful golf courses. Wirral is easy to reach from Liverpool and Chester via bus and rail.

With plenty of fantastic roles from which to choose, let us tell you why Wirral Council is a great place for you to be a social worker.

All About Wirral Council

Wirral Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside. It comprises 66 councillors, 3 for each of the 22 electoral wards in the borough. These wards include Birkenhead and Tranmere, Clatterbridge, Eastham Seacombe, Upton and Wallasey. In addition to offering its constituent with a range of excellent services, Wirral Council’s main aims are to drive economic growth, protecting its most vulnerable residents and improve the local environment.

Wirral Council’s main Social Services include:

Child Protection: Where members of the public can report children who they believe are suffering from harm, abuse or neglect, and ensure that at-risk children will receive the safeguarding and support they desperately need. While improvements can still be made, a recent Ofcom inspection found that “the quality of services for children has improved in all areas since the last inspection in 2016.”

Fostering: Where potential foster parents can learn about what it takes to become a foster parent, apply to become a foster parent, and receive support and guidance from Wirral Council, including training, peer mentoring and financial support.

Adoption: Where Wirral Council recruits, prepares, assesses and supports adopters. Wirral Council’s adoption service is now part of Adoption in Merseyside (AiM), a regional adoption agency that also includes local authorities from Knowsley, Liverpool and Sefton.

Other key services Wirral Council offers include:

Types of Social Work Available at Wirral Council

Wirral Council can provide social workers with a fantastic selection of jobs and teams to work within.

Some of our current roles include:

  • Experienced Social Worker — Working with Children & Families
  • QSW – Experienced — Working with Children & Families
  • Experienced Social Worker — Working with Children & Families

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

Why Wirral Council Is a Great Place to Be a Social Worker

  • Wirral Council offers its employees a wide range of benefits, including a generous annual leave allowance, training and development opportunities and PeoplePlus staff benefits scheme that offers discounts to over 7,000 shopping outlets, restaurants and cinema theatres.
  • Wirral Council is proactive in combating climate change. Wirral’s Climate change strategy, Cool, aims to substantially cut climate pollution in the area by reducing the demand for energy and generating and sourcing more of their local energy needs from renewable sources.
  • The gender pay gap between female and male employees in Wirral Council is significantly lower than the national average. In Wirral, there is a 6.3% average variation between the pay to men and women employees, compared to the national average of 18.4%.

Our Relationship With Wirral Council

As a social work recruitment agency that puts people first, we work closely with Wirral Council to connect our candidates with the most suitable roles. We closely monitor their latest vacancies, and if the right job comes up, we’ll send across the relevant CV(s) for Wirral Council to look through. If they’re interested in any of our candidates, we’ll help to set up an interview.

After the interview, we’ll get feedback from Wirral Council as soon as we can and share this information with you so know where you impressed and where you can improve for the future. Should you be successful, we’ll arrange a start date and help prepare you for your new job.

Our support continues into your new job. From our onsite visits and regular catch-ups to out-of-hours calls, we’re always here to help you.

‘’Fantastic agency. Brilliant consultants who make regular contact. Highly recommend the service.’’ – Dina

To learn more about Wirral Council and how we can help you find your ideal job, please give us a call today on 0161 327 0936. We’re more than happy to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wirral 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 Wirral 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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