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Supervising Social Worker – North East

Our staff are an integral part of our success and we are seeking to recruit a permanent full time Supervising Social Workers to cover our North East area.  


Bishop Auckland, Co 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 £34,000 depending on experience) plus a very generous car allowance (£4,800 pa) and out of hours allowance (£1,200 pa) . We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including 31 days Annual leave plus bank holidays (with additional holidays for long service at 5 and 10 years), 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 2 years’ 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 CFT will undertake. This position is also subject to receipt of satisfactory references.

How to apply

To apply please email your CV to jobs@thecft.org.uk. Please note that previous applicants need not apply.

Please apply by attaching your CV and click ‘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: 28 May 2021

Interview Date: 9 June 2021

Please note that depending on the current Covid 19 situation, interviews will be held either ‘virtually’ or at The North East Office.

Job Description: CFT NE SSW JD

Application Form: CFT Staff Application Form

P037 Recruitment Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form March 2017