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Social Work Job Vacancies in Liverpool

Liverpool is a city where you can be yourself. It’s a city for music lovers, culture chasers and creatives. A city of friendly faces and plenty to do it’s a city that has its own pace and is infamous in its own way. People are proud to be from Liverpool, and each person’s day is different. Bursting with museums and galleries such as The Tate and places like The Beatles Story that are downright unique, Liverpool proves itself to be an amazing place to work. The city is all about the people, making it a great place to be a social worker. This page is dedicated to telling you about why you may want to work with Liverpool City Council and what opportunities are currently available.

All About Liverpool City Council

Liverpool City Council is the governing body for the city of Liverpool in Merseyside, consisting of 90 councillors, 3 for each of the city’s 30 wards which include; Anfield, Woolton, Central, Speke-Garston, Fazakerley and Picton. Liverpool City Council is committed to making Liverpool a strong city through inclusive and sustainable growth and building a fair city through breaking the cycle of deprivation, improving health and tackling poverty.

Liverpool City Council’s Main Social Services Include:

Children’s Social Services: Where the public can report a child at risk, get advice for Young Carers, or find out information about children’s centres, childcare providers and more.

Fostering: Where potential foster parents can come to learn about children who need foster care, what it takes to be a foster parent and understand the support the council and its social workers provide.

Adult Social Services: Where the public can get information on living independently, disabled facilities grants, and how you can get support as a carer.

Other important services Liverpool City Council offers the public includes:

Types of Social Work Roles Available at Liverpool City Council

Liverpool City Council has a wide selection of roles within the Social Work sector, including roles working in support of SEND, fostering team and Public Health.

Some of our roles include:

Deputy Team Manager (P/T) – Disabled Team – Working With Children & Families.

QSW – Standard – Early Help Team – Working With Children & Families.

QSW – Advanced – Assessment Team – Working With Children & Families.

Advanced Social Worker – Safeguarding Team – Working With Children & Families.

Community Manager – Assessment and Care Delivery Team – Working With Adults.

To see more of our roles based in Liverpool, click here.

Why Liverpool City Council is a Great Place to be a Social Worker

Our Relationship with Liverpool City Council

During our time working with Liverpool City Council, 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. Authorities, like Liverpool City Council, are governed by a vendor system. When jobs that come from these authorities come through, they manage them and send them out to registered agencies, like Portman Recruitment. We then put forwards CVs through of the right candidates, based on their requirements and if the candidate is successful then the vendor will request an interview.

Then, it’s over to you! Although we won’t leave you on your own with it, we guide our candidates throughout the process with interview practice and technique. We always follow up with both parties after the interview to get feedback from both the council and the candidates.

If you’re successful we’ll arrange a start date and provide you with a welcome pack! The support doesn’t stop there as all of our social workers benefit from a dedicated consultant who regularly checks in with you to make sure you’re happy in your role and everything is going smoothly.

‘’Fantastic agency. Brilliant consultants who make regular contact. Highly recommend the service.’’ – Dina

If you’d like to know more about Liverpool City Council or more about Portman Recruitment, give us a call today on 0161 327 0936.


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

The way in which we select the right social worker is different each time because each role is so different. As well as knowing where the successful candidates’ experiences, strengths and weaknesses lie, here at Portman Recruitment, we think it’s just as important to ask the candidate what they’re looking for in a new role. Doing this ensures Liverpool City Council gets the right candidates for the social worker roles available and that candidates can enjoy a successful career in their new job. At Portman Recruitment, we do everything we can to ensure both parties are happy despite the difficult challenges that can arise out of social work. This includes making sure the skills and experience of the candidate align with the needs of Liverpool City Council, ensuring that the prospective social worker feels ready to take on the role as well as having a plan in place should things not go as planned. Our job is to make sure our candidates’ CVs highlight all the relevant skills that make hiring managers at Liverpool City Council want to invite them in for an interview. We go out and chat with our clients to ensure the social worker is aware of the roles available that match their requirements and skills.

Local authorities, including Liverpool City Council, will often look for agency social workers that have 2 to 3 years post-qualifying experience in the social work sector. This level of experience ensures that the candidate has the breadth of experience needed to deal with all types of situations that can arise in social work. However, on occasion, Liverpool City Council will consider social workers with 12 months experience.

It really depends on the local authority but Liverpool City Council offers 35 hours per week contract plus business mileage at 40p per mile.

At Portman Recruitment, our consultants strive to create strong working relationships with our social worker candidates. We do this to ensure that they feel confident in picking up the phone and letting us know of any issue that may arise.

Whether you’ve been in your new role 5 minutes or 5 months – we want to hear from you. 

Once you let us know, we can help solve your problem and put a plan of action in place to prevent it from happening again. Should the role not be right we want to proactively manage the situation so that all parties are happy, and that any issues are resolved.

We founded Portman Recruitment on the idea that, as a recruitment agency, we should go above and beyond to help our clients. This ethos that we’ve had since day one has allowed us to stand out from our competitors and offer a seamless experience for our clients. Support from us comes in many forms. From helping a candidate optimise their CV and making sure it’s as relevant as possible for the job at hand to help them with questions or concerns – we do everything we can for our social workers, and ensure they have a good work-life balance too.

We ensure that there is help at every step of the way. Our team helps you with your interview technique so that you go into it feeling confident, with your best foot forward. We’ll also contact Liverpool City Council after to check the status of your application.

The minute our social workers walk through our door at Portman Recruitment, they see that we do things differently. We’ll often get comments about how supportive and understanding we are.

We pride ourselves on the high level of service we provide all based around putting the candidate first. You’re not just a number on a spreadsheet, you’re a person who wants to do a good job and knows that you’ve got a recruitment agency that has your back. Social workers who’ve found permanent work often get in touch to let us know how they’re getting on. We get out to see our social workers as often as we can with onsite visits and they enjoy our popular team evenings out.

Social workers working with Portman Recruitment for Liverpool City Council are paid weekly via their requested payroll company.

We also operate an in-house PAYE scheme should someone want to use that to ensure they’re never out of pocket.

Working as a social worker in Liverpool City Council puts you in the heart of one of Britain’s most iconic cities. Liverpool, packed with incredible landmarks, bars and restaurants, is also full of history, art and architecture, as well as plenty of shopping facilities too.

Being a social worker in Liverpool is something that is greatly appreciated by the local community. Social workers are regarded as essential in making sure that society ticks along smoothly and the people of Liverpool recognise that.

Liverpool City Council, since its inception, has been working hard to offer the people of this famous city a high-quality public service. By choosing to work for Liverpool City Council, you’ll be a part of this hugely appreciated workforce.

We passionately believe in people who want to selflessly help others. You’re a person. An individual social worker who deserves the best in practical and emotional help from an agency that has got your back.

You’ll struggle to find a level of service like the one we offer here at Portman Recruitment. Our honest and transparent way of working with our social workers is in contrast to other social work recruitment consultancies, and this is often commented on by our clients. We respect and admire 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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