Supervising Social Worker – East Midlands/ Lincolnshire

Are you passionate about making a positive and lasting difference to children and young people? Do you want to work for a Registered Charity and an IFA with ambitious plans for the future? If the answer is YES, then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate  Supervising Social Worker to join our experienced and successful team, someone who is reflective and creative in practice. Working together with all stakeholders you will strive to ensure that our Foster Carers, children and young people in our care reach their full potential.


East Midlands/Lincolnshire


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 £35,000 dependent 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 30 days Annual leave plus bank holidays, 35 hour week, up to 5% contributory pension, occupational sick pay, private health care, dental cover, employee assistance programme, enhanced maternity pay, life assurance, long service awards including an extra 3 days holiday after 5 years’ service, and 5 days after 10 years’, childcare vouchers and free office parking. You will also receive an additional day leave for your birthday.

The Role

Our staff are an integral part of our success and we are seeking to recruit a full time Supervising Social Worker initially on a 12 month fixed term contract with the potential of being made permanent.  Based initially from home 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. We currently have 4 Regional offices with the East Midlands being the fifth which you will have the opportunity to help develop. 

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 jobs@thecft.org.uk.  

If selected for interview candidates will be required to complete an Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form available from our website.

If you require additional information please contact our Head Office Team on 01527 556924.

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.


Please note that depending on the current COVID-19 situation, interviews will be held either ‘virtually’ or at one of our regional offices.

Job Description: CFT SSW JD 2020

Application Form: CFT Staff Application Form

P037 Recruitment Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form March 2017