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Salary details
Grade 9 - 11 £27,629 - £36,155 per annum, pro rata. A *market supplement of between £2,000 and £4,000 pro rata is currently payable to 30 June 2023
Job term
Part Time and Full Time hours available
Appointment type
Various hours are available
Closing Date
09 May 2021
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Over the past 2 years Derbyshire has successfully recruited to social work posts across the county as part of our strategy to reduce caseloads and promote effective working relationships with children and families through our systemic approach to social work intervention.

During this period we have supported a number of newly qualified social workers to progress in their career and have added experienced social workers to our existing workforce. We have also ensured good staff retention rates through supportive frameworks and excellent progression opportunities.

Derbyshire is an ambitious and innovative Authority and is keen to continue to build upon our successful recruitment by adding to existing workforce. 

We currently have a number of exciting opportunities, for both newly qualified and experienced social workers, to join our child protection and child in care teams across all six localities of the county (Amber Valley, Chesterfield, Erewash, High Peak, Bolsover and North East and South Derbyshire) and our specialist disability service.

We also have two positions within Starting Point during this months recruitment.

Starting Point is Derbyshire’s front door service. This service considers requests for services for children and their families across Derbyshire with reference to the threshold document to consider the level of intervention.  The pace of the work is fast at the front door. Critical to the role is the development of positive working relationships with partner agencies and the localities across Derbyshire to ensure effective working together.

We work hard to ensure that our Social Workers have the time and resources to be their best and deliver good outcomes for children and families. Our vision means working creatively to inspire and empower children, young people and their families to be the best they can be.

We believe that hard work and commitment to your role should be rewarded, so we offer a package to our social workers that will ensure you always feel supported and valued:

  • A manageable case load
  • Accelerated pay progression opportunities
  • Access to an excellent range of training and development opportunities, worth over £5000
  • Systemic training equivalent to Post Graduate Certificate
  • Excellent supervision and a supportive peer network
  • Effective leadership and management
  • Fantastic opportunities for career progression and further formal qualifications
  • Diverse range of cases providing an exciting, challenging and rewarding career
  • High morale within the teams
  • DBS fee covered and Social Work England registration fee reimbursed

Derbyshire is a fantastic place to live and work, with the miles of peaceful countryside and quaint villages making the county extremely appealing. In addition to location, there are a number of perks to being a Derbyshire County Council employee:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous annual leave and flexi time scheme
  • Travel expenses
  • Discount on leisure centre memberships
  • Free car parking at most sites
  • Free eye tests for employees who regularly use a computer
  • An in-house counselling service
  • Occupational Health service
  • Access to sessions with a trained physiotherapist
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Easy access to a number of large cities, with excellent travel links
  • Close proximity to Peak District National Park

If you are Social Work qualified and have SOCIAL WORK ENGLAND  registration, or are a graduate waiting for registration, we would love to hear from you. Apply today, or for more information, email .

Posts in Child Protection roles will attract a starting salary of £27,629 pro rata.

*A market supplement is currently attached to this post.  This is a separate payment made in addition to the normal salary as detailed below.  All market supplement payments are reviewed 6 months prior to their proposed end date to determine whether the supplement should continue.

Appointed       on

Basic salary

per annum

Market supplement payment

per annum

Salary including market supplement   per annum

Grade 9: pay point   19


£4,000 pro rata

£31,629 pro rata

Grade 10: pay   points 20-23

£28,682-£31,832 pro rata

£3,000 pro rata

£31,682-£34,832 pro rata

Grade 11: pay   points 24-27

£32,913-£36,155 pro rata

£2,000 pro rata

£34,913-£38,155pro rata

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.