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Social Work Job Vacancies in Bolton

Tucked away in northern Greater Manchester, Bolton is a hub for many people who want to be close to the city but still retain that sense of community that comes with living in a slightly smaller town. As an old weaving and milling town, Bolton has a rich industrial history dating back to the 14th century and is steeped in history from the industrial revolution, when it was one of the most significant towns in the area. Today, Bolton hasn’t lost any of its community pride and spirit, and residents are never short of things to do. The Octagon Theatre and the Bolton Museum and Art Gallery are both popular cultural spots, while the nearby West Pennine Moors make the perfect location for more the more outdoorsy among us. If you want to learn more about Bolton Council, the social work opportunities there and the relationship Portman Recruitment has with Bolton Council, keep reading!

All About Bolton Council

Bolton Council covers a variety of different wards, including Astley Bridge, Bradshaw, Crompton, Farnworth, Great Lever, Heaton and Lostock, Kearsley, Little Lever and Darcy Lever. With 60 councillors as the voice of the people in the area, Bolton Council is one of the larger authorities in the area. Bolton Council provides its constituents with many useful services, as well as offering our candidates a variety of different social work roles.

Some of the key social work services offered by Bolton Council include:

Other important services Bolton Council offers include:

Types Of Social Work Roles Available At Bolton Council

There are a wide variety of social work roles available at Bolton Council covering many different teams and specialisms. Current roles are primarily based around the Children & Families teams.

Some of our current roles include:

Team Manager – Children’s Safeguarding overseeing Court – Working With Children & Families.
Temporary Social Worker – Multi-Agency Referral and Assessment – Working With Children & Families.
Temporary Social Worker – Safeguarding – Working With Children & Families.

To see the full range of positions available in Bolton, please click here.

Why Bolton Council Is A Great Place To Be A Social Worker

Bolton Council offers a wide variety of services to their residents, so there are always diverse opportunities for social workers within the authority. Social workers in Bolton Council are valued by both the community and internally at the council, offering flexible working, a great team and supportive colleagues.

Our Relationship With Bolton Council

Portman Recruitment has a strong working relationship with Bolton Council as we appreciate the supportive atmosphere our candidates are offered and the great respect they have for social workers throughout their time in their chosen role. When Bolton Council are looking for new social workers and advertising new roles, they’ll send across the available jobs. At Portman Recruitment, we have a large bank of relevant CVs available, and so we can quickly send over the most appropriate candidates for the job. If your CV stands out to the council team, we’ll let you know and set up and interview with Bolton Council.

Then, it’s up to you! But don’t worry about being left on your own, our team will always be on hand to help calm any pre-interview nerves, and we’ll also follow up with both parties afterwards to get feedback from both our candidates and the council. If you’re successful, we’ll liaise with the council on your behalf to provide a start date and give you a welcome pack. You’ll always be able to chat to your own dedicated consultant who can help you out with any questions, issues, advice, concerns or emergencies, so you know there’s someone on your side every step of the way.

‘’Can’t say enough positive things about Portman Recruitment! Well looked after, listened to and supported. Go above and beyond to find the right role for you.’’ – Phil

To find out more about social work roles currently available in Bolton Council, to find your next perfect job or just to have a chat with the team at Portman Recruitment about what we can do for you, contact our team today on 0161 828 4160.



What process do you use to select social workers for positions?

Each position, and therefore the way in which we select the right social worker, is different each time. As well as knowing where the successful candidates’ strengths and weaknesses are, we think it’s just as important to ask the candidate what they’re looking for in their new role.

Using this approach ensures that Bolton Council gets the right candidates for the social worker roles available and that candidates can enjoy a successful career in their new positions.
At Portman Recruitment, we do our utmost to ensure that both parties are happy despite the complex and challenging situations that may arise while trying to make informed decisions, these include making sure the skills & experience of the candidate align with the needs of Bolton Council, ensuring that the prospective social worker feels comfortable taking on the role and having a plan in place should things go wrong.

Our job is to make sure our candidates’ CVs highlight all the relevant skills that make hiring managers at the relevant local authority, in this case, Bolton Council, want to invite them in for an interview. We’ve found that social workers know exactly what they’re looking for so we make sure to go out and chat with our clients to ensure the social worker is aware of the jobs that match their requirements and skill so they can make an informed decision about them.

Bolton Council and other local authorities state they generally look for qualified social workers with at least 2 or 3 years experience. However, if demand calls for it, Bolton Council will look to fill social work roles with people who have 12 months experience.

Bolton Council agency contracts are 37 hours per week and they pay 40p per mile for business travel. If a social worker is commuting in excess of 25 miles each way Bolton Council pay £50 per week towards fuel costs.

Any Bolton Council social worker who is unhappy should call their consultant straight away, no matter when that person’s start date was 5 minutes ago or 5 months ago.
We want to help make sure our social workers are not only happy in their role but that they’re thriving. If they’re not, we want to know why so that we can make informed decisions on how to help their workload management.

Our consultants work hard to build strong working relationships with their social worker so there should be no hesitation for them to get in touch and explain any problems they encounter.

Portman Recruitment is founded on cultivating an ‘Above and Beyond’ service.

What this does is it allows us to stand out from the crowd and help provide, and support, qualified social workers for Bolton Council who will then go on to offer the best possible social work in the Bolton area.

We are just a call away and our consultants are on hand to help resolve any issue, big or small – so, rest assured that there is someone with you every step of the way.

All social workers working with Portman Recruitment for Bolton Council will be paid weekly via the payroll company that they requested. We also have an in-house PAYE scheme should someone want to use that to ensure they’re never out of pocket.

Located just outside the bustling city of Manchester, Bolton is a wonderful place to live and work. It’s got a great blend of local community spirit and just enough going on in the town centre to keep things exciting and interesting.

Bolton Council was founded in April 1974 and since then has strived to provide the people of Bolton with high-quality services. It’s an exciting time to work for Bolton Council, as the town centre is due to undergo a £1.5bn renovation with Crompton Place Shopping Centre, Trinity Quarter, Cheadle Square, Church Wharf and Croal Valley all scheduled to be renovated in the next few years.
Bolton council, with a variety of wards and 60 councillors, has plenty to offer, and being a social worker in the Bolton area holds real weight. Social workers are valued by the community and Bolton Council themselves. You can expect flexible, varied work in a diverse, charming area.

Our honesty and transparent way of working at Portman Recruitment creates a welcoming and unique environment that you will struggle to find with some of our competitors.
We’re of the firm belief that agency social workers in the Bolton area need an agency that has their back as and when required. We schedule regular catch-ups with your very own consultant who will ensure that your job satisfaction is high, and we’re also available for calls out of hours should an issue arise.
We respect the role of a social worker and the complex and challenging situations that can arise in the role. In short, we understand what is needed by all parties involved in social work and do our utmost to help everyone whenever we can.

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