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.
Bradford Metropolitan District Council and other local authorities tend to look for agency social workers that have at least 2 or 3 years of experience. This usually means that those candidates who are hired can draw on relevant social work experience to offer unique and effective practical and emotional help.
However, if demand calls for it, some local authorities including Bradford Metropolitan District Council will consider social workers with 12 months experience.
Bradford Metropolitan District Council offer contracts that are set at 37 per hours a week. They also offer flexible working hours wherever possible which is very appealing to social workers.
Simply put, any social worker who is having any sort of problem should pick up the phone and speak to their dedicated consultant at Portman Recruitment.
No matter how long the social worker has been there we want to know about any and all problems so that we can put a plan in place to fix them. We want to help, and our consultants truly care about our clients and look to build strong working relationships with all of our social workers too.
We are confident that anyone working for Bradford Metropolitan District Council would feel confident picking up the phone and contacting Portman Recruitment should they need too.
Portman Recruitment was founded on a belief of offering an ‘Above and Beyond service’.
Doing this allows us to stay ahead of our competitors and provide social workers with a service that is unrivalled.
Our support ranges from direct input – such as helping candidates create an outstanding CV that is full of relevant social work experience – to being just a phone call away should a problem arise. We’re also on hand to provide you with every possible bit of advice when it comes to interviewing and will keep you updated about the status of your social work application for Bradford Metropolitan District Council.
In short, we do our utmost to ensure our clients feel as comfortable as possible when it comes to contacting us.
Agency social workers working for Bradford Metropolitan District Council via Portman Recruitment will be paid weekly, on time, every time, via their requested payroll company.
We also have an optional PAYE scheme, should social workers prefer to be paid this way.
Working for Bradford Metropolitan District Council puts you in the heart of one of the most diverse places in the UK. Over half a million people live in Bradford and a huge amount of them have roots all over the world, and this has created a city full of colourful characters and fascinating stories.
Bradford Council itself has 30 wards packed with variety, with each ward represented by 3 councillors. Founded on 1st April 1974, it has spent the last 46 years helping the people of Bradford get on by offering high-quality services including social work.
Social workers in Bradford are valued and appreciated by the council and the local community, with their direct input and specialist support being integral to its operation.
Because to us, 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.
You will struggle to find a level of service like ours at Portman Recruitment. We have an honest and transparent way of working with our social workers which is in contrast to other social work recruitment consultancies.
We understand and respect the role of a social worker and understand the problems that can arise and the practical and emotional help that may be required to get things back on track.
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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.
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.
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