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.
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.
As a unitary authority, the council functions as both a non-metropolitan county and district council. The social services it delivers to constituents include:
The Cheshire East Council also sees to the provision of other important day-to-day services including:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fantastic agency. Brilliant consultants who make regular contact. Highly recommend the service.
Brilliant service, great consultants who are always happy to help. Best agency I have come across.
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.
I honestly can’t fault Portman. Adam replies pretty much instantly and I think if Adam wasn’t there, I could call the Portman office and anyone would speak to me. It’s good to know that he’s there if I need anything. He’s been a fantastic support.
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.
Brilliant agency to work for. Really work hard to get the best for you, really personable approach. Highly recommend.