Supervising Social Worker – Bishop Auckland

Our staff are an integral part of our success and due to internal promotion, we are seeking to recruit a Supervising Social Worker to join our North East Team.


Bishop Auckland, County Durham (DL14)


We are a progressive organisation who promote a friendly and supportive working environment, where you will be rewarded for your hard work and results.

As well as a competitive annual salary (up to £35,200 dependent on experience) plus a very generous car allowance (£4,800 per annum) and out of hours allowance (£1,200 per annum). We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including 31 days Annual leave plus bank holidays, 35 hour week, up to 5% contributory pension, occupational sick pay, private health care, dental care, employee assistance programme, enhanced maternity pay, life assurance, long service awards, childcare vouchers and free office parking.

The Role

Based at our North East office in Bishop Auckland you will recruit, assess and support our Foster Carers as well as make placements in response to referrals from Local Authorities. Our low caseload management system ensures that we achieve good outcomes for our children and maintain a high quality service.

Please see the full job description listed below for further details.

Ideal candidates

This is an exciting opportunity for a Social Work England registered Social Worker with at least 12 months experience.  Someone who can work flexibly as part of a busy team and wants the opportunity to provide a quality service to our children, young people and Foster Carers.  Working links to the Foster Care environment would be advantageous. 

The Children’s Family Trust is an equal opportunities employer and committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, ensuring that they are kept safe. As you will be in an environment which involves child protection and working with Looked After Children, you will need to be covered by DBS clearance, which the Trust will undertake. This position is also subject to receipt of satisfactory references.

How to apply

To apply please email your CV to Please note that previous applicants need not apply.

If selected for interview candidates will be required to complete an Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form available from our website. We are a great company to work for and this is a rare opportunity to make a ‘real’ difference in children’s lives. To read more about our unique history, please click here.


Closing Date: 20th January 2020

Interview Date: 24th January 2020

Job Description: CFT SSE JD 2020

Application Form: CFT Staff Application Form

P037 Recruitment Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form March 2017