Bradford has a lot to offer the people who live and work there, so it’s no wonder that it’s currently in the running to become the UK’s City of Culture in 2025. From the Bradford Playhouse, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery and National Science and Media Museum to the local farmers markets, vast array of international restaurants and shopping centres, which includes The Broadway, Oastler Shopping Centre and Kirkgate Centre, people are certainly never bored in Bradford, because there’s simply no excuse to be. Along with the endless job opportunities available for social workers, there’s a lot of choice for those just starting out in their career, as well as those looking to advance it. Therefore, if you’ve been thinking of joining the Bradford Council as a social worker, but would like more information on who they are and what they do, then you’ve come to the right place.
The Bradford Council is the local authority of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire. It comprises of 90 councillors, 3 for each of the 30 electoral wards in Bradford, which includes Keighley (Central, East and West), Craven, Great Horton, Ilkley and Thornton and Allerton, as well as Queensbury, Worth Valley, Eccleshill and Shipley. Providing their constituents with a variety of beneficial services, their main goal is to, ‘’serve the people, communities, organisations and businesses of the district by representing and working with them to protect and improve the quality of life for all’.
The Bradford Council’s Key Social Services Include:
Adoption: Where potential parents can learn about the adoption process, what this involves and whether it is right for them. Adopters can also learn about financial support, as well as Special Guardianship and Step-parent Adoption.
Safeguarding Children: Where anyone concerned about the safety or welfare of a child can learn about what to do and who to contact, such as the Children’s Social Care Initial Contact Point and the Social Services Emergency Duty Team.
Special educational needs and disabilities: Where those with special needs and disabilities can learn more about the support that is available for them, which includes day centres, help with getting a job, health and behaviour advice, and support during family crises.
Other important services the Bradford Council offers includes:
The Bradford Council has a variety of roles available for social workers, which includes working as part of Emergency Duty, LAC and Court teams.
Some of our current roles include:
For our full range of Bradford-based roles, please click here.
We work very closely with Bradford Council and have a good number of our candidates working there including social workers and Team Managers. Portman is signed up to receive all agency vacancies. Based on their requirements, we then send across CVs that we feel are most suitable. If a candidate appeals to the council, they will request an interview, and we will contact the social worker to help set this all up.
We’ll then guide our social worker with interview practice and technique, calling them prior to the interview to ensure they feel confident and ready. 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, all who offer a full 360 service which includes regularly checks in with them to ensure job satisfaction and general happiness. You support others, so it’s only right that we support you.
‘’Very promising start with Portman, they got me a job to suit my very specific needs pretty much instantly and have been great to work with so far as they take care of everything for you. Would definitely recommend them.’’ – Joanne
If you’d like to work for the Bradford Council as a social worker, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today on 0161 327 0936 to learn more about us and the roles that we currently have available.
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