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Social Work Job Vacancies in Cheshire East

Whether you are an avid outdoorsman or simply a soft touch for the historic, you will certainly find Cheshire East the place to be. Tatton Park and the Ness Botanical Gardens make for a lovely getaway packed full of local and exotic plants and flowers just waiting to be discovered and admired. Tatton Park is also home to a historic mansion and Old Hall where many festivities are hosted throughout the year including exhibitions, theatrical performances, and medieval reenactments.

For the more scientific-minded, the opportunity to visit the Jodrell Bank Observatory should not be missed. With a booming tourism industry, it is no surprise that the region has become a foodie haven with a wide variety of delectable restaurants to try out. From classic country pubs like the Pheasant Inn to Michelin starred Simon Radley at Chester Grosvenor, you have plenty of options, whatever your mood or budget.

With easy access to the Peak District National Park and the Pennines, there is much space to walk, run, and bike. Much of the area is dominated by farmland, offering easy and cheap access to fresh produce. A picturesque community to consider living and working in – and a great place to be a social worker.

 

All About Cheshire East Council

Cheshire East is a unitary authority whose borough council was established in April 2009. It is the 3rd largest unitary authority in the north-west, and 15th largest countrywide. It is made up of the former boroughs of Congleton, Macclesfield, and Crewe and Nantwich. It also includes towns and smaller settlements such as Alsager, Alderley Edge, Bollington, Handforth, Wilmslow and Holmes Chapel. Sandbach serves as the administrative headquarters for the Cheshire East Council. It is home to a population of 380,800. The Cheshire East Council is made up of 82 councillors in 52 wards. It is considered a non-metropolitan area of England.

Cheshire East Council’s Key Social Services

As a unitary authority, the council functions as both a non-metropolitan county and district council. The social services it delivers to constituents include:

  • Safeguarding services for children: The Cheshire East Safeguarding Children’s Partnership initiative provides support to protect vulnerable children from abuse and neglect. It offers a professional helpline for children or anyone concerned about a child.
  • Domestic abuse assistance services: Cheshire East Domestic Abuse Hub (CEDAH) platform assists anyone suffering abuse from a partner or other family member. Those that suspect abuse can also get advice from here. The staff are trained to assess on a case by case basis and determine the package of support needed by the victim and family.
  • Fostering services: In collaboration with Foster4 and other nearby councils, Cheshire East Council is working to provide support and information to anyone interested in fostering a child. Monthly information sessions are held, alongside other calendar events.
  • Mental health services: The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) offers professional counselling and treatment for adolescents and children battling mental health, developmental, and emotional concerns.

The Cheshire East Council also sees to the provision of other important day-to-day services including:

Types of Social Work Roles Available at Cheshire East Council

With a large population to take care off, there are many job opportunities for social workers ready to serve the community. Many openings come up in the social work and education departments that offer an excellent opportunity for career growth.

To learn about our full range of social work-based roles, please click here.

 

Why Cheshire East Council is a Great Place to Be a Social Worker

The rural setting of Cheshire East is warm and welcoming to newcomers, and very nurturing towards innovative ideas. With such a positive workplace culture, you have every reason to want to join and enjoy ample opportunities for career progression.

 

Our Relationship with the Cheshire East Council

At Portman Recruitment we understand the importance of finding the right fit of a person for the job. This is especially important in social work where skills and character come into play. The right job also provides the kind of supportive environment a work candidate needs to excel. As and when vacancies arise at the Cheshire East Council, we work on finding the best-suited candidates from our stable of CVs and put them on the path to getting considered for the job.

Our team works with both the council and our candidates throughout the interview process. A personal recruitment consultant is assigned to the candidates, providing support and ensuring detailed feedback every step of the way. For those that succeed, we ensure that they are duly notified and provided with a welcome pack to guide them on their new job start.

Our goal is to not only get your foot in the door but to see you well settled. Your dedicated consultant will still be available to chat with on any concerns and help offer advice where you feel there is a problem.

Get in touch with any of our team on 0161 327 0936 today and discover how we can help you become a contributing team member of the Cheshire East Council.

 

FAQs

 

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

Our process varies depending on the strengths and weaknesses of the social worker candidate that we’re looking to place into a role at Cheshire East Council.
At Portman Recruitment, we also think it is just as important to ask the candidate what they’re looking for in their new social work role. Each candidate is different and some may be looking for a role that they’re used to and that they feel comfortable in, whereas other social workers may want to look for an exciting new challenge.
Our talented consultants will go above and beyond to make sure that your CV highlights all the relevant skills, experience and traits that hiring managers at Cheshire East Council will be looking for when they are searching for new social workers.
In the main, social workers know exactly what they are looking for from a role and this aids us considerably. It allows us to go out and chat with Cheshire East Council and then make the social worker aware of the jobs that match their requirements and skillsets.

Cheshire East Council, as well as other local authorities, tend to look for agency social workers with around 2 or 3 years experience, post qualification.

On some occasions, during high demand, a local authority will seek a social worker with 12 months experience in the sector.

Cheshire East Council offers 37 hours a week contracts that are ongoing.

Any social worker working for Cheshire East Council who has an issue or is unhappy in their role should pick up their phone and call their dedicated recruiter at Portman Recruitment.

It doesn’t matter how big or small the problem is or how long you have been working in the role – we urge social workers to call us so that we can help solve it and put in an action plan to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

Our consultants build strong relationships with the social workers that they liaise with. This makes us confident that social workers feel comfortable picking up the phone and getting a problem off their chest.

Portman Recruitment was founded on the idea that we should go ‘above and beyond’ to help our clients.

This ethos helps us stand out from our competitors and ensures a fantastic experience for our social workers.

Our support comes in many different forms, both direct and indirect. Whether it’s helping a candidate curate their CV and making it as relevant and effective as possible – giving them the best chance to land a role as a social worker at Cheshire East Council – or helping them with any questions, queries or concerns, we do our utmost to help our social workers have a good work-life balance.

We also ensure that we help you every step of the way. We help with interview techniques to make sure you feel comfortable before going to your interview and follow up after with updates on the status of your social work application. We liaise with Cheshire East Council and keep you in the loop to ensure you never miss out on key information.

We’re very proud of the high level of service that we offer here at Portman Recruitment. From the minute social workers walk through our doors at our head office in the centre of Manchester (or when they meet us for a coffee and chat in their town of residence), they notice that we do things differently. Often they’ll comment about just how supportive and understanding we are, and how they feel appreciated by us – which is always a lovely thing to hear.

The social worker comes first here at Portman Recruitment. They’re not just another number on a spreadsheet – they’re a human being working in a vitally important role and deserved to be looked after.

It’s our aim to build a successful working relationship with each and every one of our social workers that come through our doors.

We endeavour to go out and see as many of our social workers as possible with onsite visits and meals out.

Agency social workers working for Cheshire East Council via Portman Recruitment will be paid weekly, on time, every time, via their requested payroll company.

If social workers prefer to be paid via a PAYE scheme then we also have one of them available to.

Working for Cheshire East Council puts you in the heart of North of England working in some charming rural towns like Nantwich, Sandbach and Wilmslow, with close connections to Manchester and the beautiful Peak District. Each ward has charming places to eat and drink, are full of diverse people and is just generally a lovely place to live and work.

Since 2009 Cheshire East Council provides a fantastic range of high-quality services like bin collection, road maintenance and bus routes. It has 82 councillors representing 52 wards. Working as a social worker in Cheshire East is a highly respected role and your input will be greatly appreciated by the local community.

There are few social work recruitment agencies with a level of service like ours here at Portman Recruitment.

Thanks to our ethos and honest and transparent way of working, our clients and candidates will feel welcomed from the moment they step through the door at Portman Recruitment. The people who are placed at Cheshire East Council through us know that, to us, they aren’t just a number or cell in a spreadsheet, which could be said of some competitors, you can rest assured knowing you’ll be treated as a person.

We have huge respect for our social workers and understand how difficult the role is which is why we endeavour to make the process as easy as possible for you. Be sure to give us a call or pop into our office and let us help you get your social work journey underway – we’d be delighted to help.

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