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Social Work Job Vacancies in Manchester

Manchester sure is a great place to live and work in. From the multitude of transportation links that run throughout the city to the array of cafes, restaurants and leisure activities that attract tourists from across the UK and beyond it, this northern powerhouse is one to be reckoned with. Along with the endless job opportunities across a wide range of sectors, there’s no-where better to be a social worker than in Manchester. Therefore, if you’ve been thinking about switching authorities, or joining your local one, then read this page to learn all about Manchester City Council, the roles we have available with them, and why we believe that this council is a great place to be a social worker.

All About Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council is the local government authority for Manchester – the city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester. It comprises 96 councillors, 3 for each of the 32 electoral wards of Manchester, which includes Crumpsall, Rusholme, Deansgate and Piccadilly, as well as Chorlton, Withington, Burnage, Hulme and Ardwick. Offering constituents a whole host of useful services, their key aim is to develop Manchester as a city of national and international significance where people choose to live and in which companies want to invest.

Manchester City Council’s Key Social Services Include:

  • Children’s Services: Where members of the public can report neglect or abuse, children can gain access to health and education facilities and older children can attend youth centres, such as Factory Youth Zone, Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre and Moss Side Millennium Powerhouse.
  • Fostering: Where potential foster parents can learn more about children who need foster care, understand the help and support the council and its social workers can provide (which includes home visits and training), and find out about pay and allowances.
  • Housing Support To Live Independently: Helps people who are struggling to set up or manage a stable home environment. Health issues, the need to develop home economic skills and support with finding employment are just some of the reasons why people may need this assistance.

Other important services Manchester City Council offers includes:

Types Of Social Work Roles Available At Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council offers a fantastic array of social work-based roles, which includes working as part of child disability, LAC and fostering teams.

Some of our current roles include:

  • Team Manager – Integrated Neighbourhood Team – Working With Adults.
  • Service Lead – Transition Team – Working With Children & Families.
  • QSW – Duty and Assessment Team – Working With Children & Families.
  • QSW Level 2 – Fostering Team – Working With Children & Familie.s
  • QSW Level 3 – Acute Medical Unit Team – Working With Teams.
  • QSW Level 3 – Children With Disabilities (CWD) Team – Working With Children & Families.

For our full range of Manchester-based roles, please click here.

Why Manchester City Council Is A Great Place To Be A Social Worker

  • They have roles for all types of social workers, including those who want to work with children, with families, with the elderly and those suffering from mental health issues.
  • They have a real community spirit that treats their social workers with care and respect and places trust in the recommendations and decisions made by their social workers.
  • They regulate their social workers to ensure that they are providing their clients with the help and support they need, protecting them from harm and always putting their needs above their own.

Our Relationship With Manchester City Council

Authorities, like Manchester City Council, are usually governed by a vendor system. They manage all the jobs that come from the authorities and send them out to agencies, like Portman, who are registered with them. These jobs then get filtered to us and, based on their requirements, we put forward CVs through the same system. If the candidate is successful the vendor will request an interview through the system and we then put it to the social worker.

We’ll then aid our social workers with interview practice and technique, and call them on the day to ensure they feel ready for it. 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 who regularly checks in with them to ensure job satisfaction and general happiness.

‘’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.’’ – Petula

If you’re looking for your next big break in social work, give us a call today on 0161 327 0936 to learn more about us and the jobs that we have available.

FAQs

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

Our process is bespoke to each worker that comes through our doors, this approach is something we’re incredibly proud of. We care about each of our social workers and recognise there is no one size fits all approach. It all depends on where the social worker’s previous strength and experiences lie. Some of them may be looking for an exciting new challenge whereas others may just want the same job as they had last time. Regardless of their wants, we will always ensure that their CV is optimised for the role they are applying for. This ensures that our social workers stand out to hiring managers to Manchester City Council and other local authorities. In our vast experience, we’ve found that most social workers know what they’re looking for. This gives us time to go out, find the jobs that match the social worker’s needs and then get in touch with them.

A lot of local authorities, including Manchester City Council, look for social workers with 2 or 3 years experience in the social work industry. This level of experience is a good indicator that the candidate has seen and done it all in the industry. However, during times of high demand some authorities will be looking for candidates with 12 months experience, while not the ideal 2 or 3 years experience, a year is still considered sufficient.

Manchester City Council operates 35 hours per week contract and 40p per mile business mileage. They have a number of sites including Harpurhey (North Manchester), Wythenshawe (South Manchester) Longsight (Central Manchester).

If you’re not happy with your current work assignment then please call us. It’s as simple as that. If it’s day 1 or day 101 we want to hear from you if you have a problem. We want to hear because a) we care and want what is best for you and b) we want to help come up with a solution to ensure that you’re happy with your role. Our dedicated consultants build strong working relationships and take your problems personally. Portman Recruitment is just a phone call away.

Since day one, Portman Recruitment was created to offer an above and beyond service for their social workers and their clients. This commitment and ethos enable us to stand out from our competitors because we know we’ll always go one step further than our competitors. From CV writing and interview techniques to more palliative support like phone calls and advice on anything related to their social work role. We’re just a call away and if that isn’t answered we’ll endeavour to get back to you that same day.

Here at Portman Recruitment, we are proud of the level of service that we offer. From the moment our social workers walk through the door they see how different we really are. We’re understanding, empathetic and genuinely care about our social workers. In our minds, the contractor always comes first and once they’re placed in a role we will endeavour to be in touch with them to help smooth out any issues. Plenty of social workers that have left us for more permanent roles will get in touch with us to check-in. We treat everyone like a part of our family and all enjoy meals out together and regularly visit social workers.

Social workers working with Portman Recruitment for Manchester 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 for Manchester City Council puts you in the heart of one of Britain’s most iconic cities. There are few more vibrant, exciting cities to live in than Manchester. As well as incredible things to see and do and a fantastic range of bars & restaurants, social workers in Manchester are lauded by people up and down the city. People recognise the spirit and hard work social workers possess and understand what a vital contribution they make to this great city. On your days off why not have a wander around the Northern Quarter or hop in the car and visit one of the many stunning market towns that are located mere minutes from the city centre.

Our honest, transparent and caring way of working is something that is regularly commented on by our clients – its a level of service that is unlike many others. Our dedicated recruitment specialists respect the role of social workers in our society and understand the difficult and challenging problems they can face on a daily basis. 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.

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