Job details

  • Salary: Grade 10 £44,863 - £48,807
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours Per Week: 37
  • Service: People
  • Closing Date: Ongoing
  • Date Posted: 21 April 2021
  • Reference: 900795

Statutory Fieldwork services and Children with Disabilities

This is an exciting time to join Sheffield City Council’s frontline Children’s Services. We are committed to ensuring that vulnerable children and young people are effectively supported to reach their full potential, delivered through our effective early help and prevention services, and strong partnerships that ensure safeguarding remains the highest priority for children and young people in Sheffield.

To help deliver our vision, we need experienced, self-motivated, innovative and creative social work professionals.  We have increased the number of social workers in teams and are now needing managers to ensure that our span of control is one manager to every six social workers.  You will have a social work qualification and be SWE registered and will need experience and skills in multi-agency partnership working across Children's Services in orde  to promote co-operation, working together with other organizations and our children and families as the means of shaping, developing and delivering services.

You will ensure that children, young people and families receive timely, first class specialist assessments, clearly identifying risks and needs and oversee the development and implementation of a focused multi agency plan to protect them. To ensure care plans are of a high quality, that they have a clear evidence base and that they are regularly reviewed and are well recorded. 

We have a number of Management Training Pathways and you will have opportunities to develop your learning through excellent professional development. 

You will have a significant post qualification experience in Children and Families front line statutory social work and will be required to supervise a team of six social workers. Our newly qualified social workers (ASYE’s) are line managed and supported by you and mentored by Social Work Consultants.  

You will have the ability to advise and make decisions on complex cases as well as monitoring work plans to ensure performance standards are achieved, in terms of consistency and quality.

Sheffield offers an unrivalled quality of life, combining the best of city living with the beauty and tranquility of the Peak District National Park. On offer are all the benefits of living in the 4th largest city; shopping, entertainment, theatres, sport, good schools and excellent transport links - all at affordable prices.  

Situated in the heart of England, Sheffield presents itself as an ideal location for living and working and offers one of the best value environments to live in.

Sheffield is the only city with a National Park within its boundary, that’s at least two good reasons for living here! 


Further information re fieldwork positions – contact

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities, which benefit you and the Council.

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.


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Sally Williams