Be a social worker for Derbyshire

We're investing in our children's social work service and expanding our teams across Derbyshire.

We're one of the largest children's services departments in the country currently rated 'good' by Ofsted. Join us and you'll be working with a fantastic team of professionals.

We're proud of the stability of our social work teams, our excellent supervision, systemic practice, manageable caseloads, trailblazing innovations, training opportunities and high aspirations for the children we work with.

We're leading the field in children's social work and you'll be joining us as we launch even more innovative ways of working.

We have a variety of positions available including in our child protection, children in care and disability teams for experienced as well as newly-qualified social workers across our six locality areas and our specialist disability service:

  • Amber Valley
  • Chesterfield
  • Erewash
  • High Peak
  • North East Derbyshire and Bolsover
  • South Derbyshire
  • Countywide specialist disability service.

There are lots of good reasons to be a social worker in Derbyshire:

  • You'll receive excellent supervision and support.

  • We're committed to systemic practice and safe outcomes.

  • We're investing in our children's social work service to recruit additional workers and secure its future.

  • You'll have a manageable caseload.

  • We have excellent training and development opportunities including a focus on practice skills and leadership development.

  • You'll enjoy a diverse range of cases provide an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience.

  • We've introduced accelerated pay progression opportunities for front line social workers following their assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE).

  • We have salaries which are competitively benchmarked with other East Midlands authorities.

  • We offer on-the-job opportunities and progression into roles as senior practitioners and the chance to train for further formal qualifications.

  • Effective leadership and management helps to reduce risk for our social workers as well as the children and families they support.

  • We take a preventative, practical and honest approach to our work with families.

  • Our children's services are rated 'good' by Ofsted with many examples of 'outstanding' practice.

  • We have excellent partnership working arrangements that help our social workers deliver good outcomes for children and their families.

  • We have a strong team spirit and ambition to make excellence our standard.

Be a social worker for Derbyshire

Apply by emailing your CV to

If you're interested in applying, but want to talk it over first, you can contact the following:

  • North Derbyshire (Chesterfield, Bolsover, High Peak): Jason Swan - Tel: 01629 537188 (or 01629 537205)

  • South Derbyshire (Amber Valley, Erewash, South Derbyshire): Paula Lievesley - Tel: 01629 532542 or Shelley Cooper on 01629 532542

For all recruitment enquiries, contact Shelley Cooper on 01629 532542

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