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.
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:
Other important services Manchester City Council offers includes:
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:
For our full range of Manchester-based roles, please click here.
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.
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.
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.
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.