Oldham is one of the country’s best-kept secrets. Nestled between the vibrant city of Manchester and the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, this Lancashire town is home to a wonderful array of art, culture, history and nature. Its lush meadows, picturesque canals and countryside centres offer breathtaking views, as well as plenty of fun outdoor activities for all the family.
Meanwhile, Oldham’s town centre boasts the award-winning Gallery Oldham, which houses artwork and objects dating back to 1883; the Oldham Coliseum Theatre, which offers a mix of drama, comedy, musicals and pantomime; as well as a shopping mall and a traditional market. Located just 6.9 miles away from central Manchester, Oldham is easy to reach via car, bus and the Metrolink.
With no shortage of fantastic opportunities available, here’s why we think Oldham Council is a great place to be a social worker.
Oldham Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham in Greater Manchester. It comprises 60 councillors, three for each of the 20 electoral wards of the borough. These wards include Alexandra, Crompton and Hollinwood, as well as Medlock Vale, Shaw and Waterhead. Offering their constituents a whole host of excellent services, Oldham Council’s main aims are to attract investment and employment to the area, to deliver key regeneration projects, and to build a productive and cooperative place with healthy, aspirational and sustainable communities.
Oldham Council’s main Social Services include:
Other key services Oldham Council offers to include:
Oldham Council can provide social workers with a superb selection of jobs and environments to work within.
Some of our current roles include:
For our full range of Oldham-based roles, please click here.
Because we’re committed to guiding and supporting all of our fantastic social workers, we work closely with Oldham Council to ensure we’re connecting our candidates with the most suitable roles. We keep close tabs on their latest vacancies, and if the right job comes up, we’ll send across the relevant CV(s). Oldham Council will then look through the CVs and if they’re interested in any of our candidates, we’ll help set up an interview.
After the interview, we’ll get feedback from Oldham Council quickly and use this information to let you know where you impressed and where you can improve. Should you be successful, we’ll arrange a start date and help you feel fully prepared for your new job.
Our support doesn’t just end when you get the job, though. From our onsite visits and regular catch-ups to out-of-hours calls, we’re always here to guide you. We believe the social workers we help deserve the same level of support and care that they provide to others.
‘’Fantastic agency. Brilliant consultants who make regular contact. Highly recommend the service.’’ – Dina
To learn more about Oldham Council and how we can help you find your ideal job, please give us a call today on 0161 327 0936. We’re more than happy to help.
The vast majority of local authorities look for agency social workers that have around 2 to 3 years of experience. This benchmark is usually a good indicator that the social worker has seen and dealt with most things. However, some local authorities will consider experience levels of around 12 months if demand is high and rolls need to be filled.
Oldham Council operates a 37 hour a week contract, they also pay 40p per business mile for people who use their car to commute to work.
If you’re not happy with your current work assignment we advise that you pick up the phone straight away and call your dedicated consultant at Portman Recruitment. We want to be able to help straight away and put a plan of action in place that prevents it from happening again. Should the role not be right for you, we’ll be there to help you. Our consultants work hard to build genuine relationships with our candidates and this makes us confident that they feel comfortable getting in touch to discuss any issues.
Portman Recruitment has been working to an ethos that involves going ‘above & beyond’ for our candidates and clients. Our support comes in a variety of different forms. We’ll help a candidate curate their CV so it’s optimised and as relevant as possible for the role that they are going for. We’ll also help them in other ways like helping them with interview questions, answering queries or concerns and helping social workers have a good balance of work and free time.
All our agency social workers are paid on time, every time, via their requested payroll company. We also have an opt-in PAYE scheme that social workers can use.
Working at Oldham Council puts you at the heart of a charming village with great links to some of the North’s most iconic cities. Since 1974, the council has been providing the people of Oldham with high-quality services such as bin collecting, libraries and housing. The people of Oldham really appreciate the role of a social worker and recognise what an important job they do. Living and working in Oldham put you at the centre of a fantastic community and you’re sure to love it. On your days off be sure to visit Manchester, Liverpool or why not drive out to the stunning Peak District.
Our team offers a level of service that you won’t find anywhere else. We have an honest and transparent way of working which our candidates find refreshing. Working as a social worker offers plenty of challenges and the last thing you need to do is worry about whether your recruitment company has your back. We respect the work of a social worker and want you to know that we’ll be there for you when you need us. You can expect regular catch-ups with us at times that suit you. We’ll always drop a text or email before arranging a catch-up, we’ll never bother you unnecessarily.
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.