Along our stunning coastline and beautiful countryside, behind our sparkling Riviera image are children in poverty and in need of safeguarding and support. They need our help and we’re re-focusing to deliver significant and continuous improvement in their lives. We have invested heavily in our social work teams as they are the most important defences in the lives of our vulnerable children. The social workers we seek relish a professional challenge and share our passion for reaching the highest standards.

So, if you have the skills, experience and commitment our children need, if you want to be part of a Council where your efforts and contributions will be welcomed and noticed, we want to hear from you. Please click on the post that interests you for more information.

Current Vacancies

Reference Number: CSTM

Job type: Childrens Social Care

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £41,025 to £43,820

Number of hours: 37

Location: Tor Hill House
Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW

A comprehensive and rewarding benefits and relocation package is available for the successful candidate.

Torbay is now progressing well in its improvement journey working in partnership with Hampshire County Council, as the DfE appointed improvement partner. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a beautiful area of the country alongside one of the highest performing authorities in England. Following their most recent monitoring visit, OFSTED concluded that the ‘Senior Leadership Team is now well placed to continue to deliver the ambitious and well targeted plan.’ As part of our improvement journey, we are looking to recruit experienced and inspirational Team Managers to a number of key teams, including Looked After Children, Safeguarding & Supporting Families and Single Assessment.

We consider good Team Managers as a crucial element of our improvement journey. You will be required to manage a small team of dedicated and committed social work practitioners, support good performance and robust quality assurance processes and enable staff to continually develop so that they have the skills needed to support families to build resilience and facilitate positive change. You will have a minimum of four years’ post qualifying experience working with children and families, within current legislation and government initiatives. You will receive a competitive salary, subsidised parking, good administrative support and all the cutting edge technology you need to undertake this rewarding role. You will be part of an experienced and supportive management team alongside the potential to be part of our talent management programme.

DBS disclosure is required for this post.

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Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
Children's Services Recruitment
Tor Hill House 1st South
C/O Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DR
csrecruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 208656

Reference Number: NQSW

Job type: Childrens Social Care

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £30,152 to £32,486

Number of hours: 37

Location: Tor Hill House
Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW

As a Newly Qualified Social Worker please see our specific section on what we can offer you within Torbay by visiting www.torbay.gov.uk/nqsw.  Working in Torbay as a ASYE Social Worker has been described by a member of our current cohort as the ‘best place to work’ (December 2017). Our aim is to provide you with an Assessed and Supported Year in Employment with the emphasis on support! From the outset the learner agreement will set out what you understand to be your learning needs following the completion of your qualifying social work degree. This process will include reviewing the Knowledge and Skills Statements to ensure we target those areas you need support in most. Following this you will be able to review your learning needs at four and six months as we recognise that you ‘don’t know, what you don’t know’ and sometimes you need to be in a team and undertaking casework to find this out. You’ll be supported with regular supervision as well as high quality learning and development opportunities.

Within Torbay we’re a little unique and we have an established Joint Preceptorship that enables you to access four days of learning and development with newly qualified health professionals such as health visitors and midwives. This has proved a successful way to support newly qualified professionals in developing quality multi-agency working practices. We know from our health colleagues inspection that this approach doesn’t happen anywhere else in the country.

Torbay can also offer you cutting edge technology to support you within your role, and if this makes you nervous don’t worry there is IT training on hand to support this area too.

So if you’re a newly qualified social worker looking to work across the three towns of Torbay (Brixham, Paignton and Torquay) then download a job description and apply today.

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Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
Children's Services Recruitment
Tor Hill House 1st South
C/O Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DR
csrecruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 208656

Reference Number: CSSW

Job type: Childrens Social Care

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £30,152 to £32,486

Number of hours: 37

Location: Tor Hill House
Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW

A comprehensive and rewarding benefits and relocation package is available for the successful candidate.

Torbay is now progressing well in its improvement journey working in partnership with Hampshire County Council, as the DfE appointed improvement partner. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a beautiful area of the country alongside one of the highest performing authorities in England. Following their most recent monitoring visit, OFSTED concluded that the ‘Senior Leadership Team is now well placed to continue to deliver the ambitious and well targeted plan.’ As part of our improvement journey, we are looking to recruit social workers & newly qualified social workers across a number of key teams, including Looked After Children, Safeguarding & Supporting Families and Single Assessment.

Good social workers are at the heart of everything we do. You will be required to create positive relationships with families, children and colleagues, demonstrate sound abilities in risk assessment and planning, mediation, negotiation and problem solving. You will receive good management support with a focus on your professional development, a competitive salary, subsidised parking, the opportunity to be part of a talent management programme, good administrative support and cutting edge technology, to enable you to capture information whilst out in the field and upload onto case management systems automatically.

DBS disclosure is required for this post.

Download job description Download application form

Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
Children's Services Recruitment
Tor Hill House 1st South
C/O Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DR
csrecruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 208656

Reference Number: CSESW

Job type: Childrens Social Care

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £33,437 to £36,379

Number of hours: 37

Location: Tor Hill House
Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW

A comprehensive and rewarding benefits and relocation package is available for the successful candidate.

Torbay is now progressing well in its improvement journey working in partnership with Hampshire County Council, as the DfE appointed improvement partner. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a beautiful area of the country alongside one of the highest performing authorities in England. Following their most recent monitoring visit, OFSTED concluded that the ‘Senior Leadership Team is now well placed to continue to deliver the ambitious and well targeted plan.’ As part of our improvement journey, we are looking to recruit experienced social workers across a number of key teams including Looked After Children, Safeguarding and Supporting Families and Single Assessment. 

Good social workers are at the heart of everything we do. You will be required to manage a complex, varied caseload, as well as acting as a mentor to less experienced team members, providing them with coaching and guidance so that they can develop their skills to support families to build resilience and facilitate positive change. You will have a minimum of two years’ post qualifying experience working with children and families, within current legislation and government initiatives. You will receive a competitive salary, subsidised parking, the opportunity to be part of a talent management programme, good administrative support and cutting edge technology, to enable you to capture information whilst out in the field and upload onto case management systems automatically. 

DBS disclosure is required for this post.

Download job description Download application form

Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
Children's Services Recruitment
Tor Hill House 1st South
C/O Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DR
csrecruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 208656

Reference Number: CSIROM

Job type: Childrens Social Care

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £41,025 to £43,820

Number of hours: 37

Location: Town Hall
Castle Circus
Union Street
Torquay
TQ1 3DR

Providing independent challenge to ensure children are safe and that they reach their potential is not an easy task. We are looking for an experienced social work manager who will be able to support a team of Independent Reviewing Officers (IROs) to do just that.

The team chair both Child Protection Conferences and Looked after Reviews and provide a high level of professional questioning and challenge to ensure that the plans for children and young people are robust and timely. The IRO manager is expected to provide quality supervision to ensure that all of the IROs are champions for children.

You would be part of the Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Service Management team and as such expected to play your part in leading Torbay Children’s Social Care on it’s improvement journey through your day to day actions and working with Operational colleagues to identify and consolidate good practice.

Torbay Children’s Social Care is working hard to improve outcomes for children wherever they are in their journey. We are committed to implementing Signs of Safety to ensure that engagement is focussed and we work with children and their families, and partners to ensure better lives for the children of Torbay.

This post attracts market supplement scp 50 - 53 £45,781 - £49,042.

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Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
Children's Services Recruitment
Tor Hill House 1st South
C/O Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DR
csrecruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 208656

Reference Number: CSHOSQA

Job type: Childrens Social Care

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £54,712 - £58,207

Number of hours: 37

Location: Tor Hill House
Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW

Torbay has been moving forward with the support of our improvement partner Hampshire and we are now at a stage of the journey where we wish to build upon the positive processes which have been developed to improve the quality of our social work practice. 

As the Head of Service for Safeguarding and Quality Assurance you would be at the heart of this drive to continually improve practice across Children’s Services.  You will also be part of the Children’s Services Senior Management team who  lead, manage and provide strategic direction to develop and deliver quality assurance.

Key services managed by this post include:

  • Safeguarding and Reviewing Service (child protection conferences, LADO and IRO service)
  • Quality Assurance
  • Workforce Development 
  • LSCB Business Unit 
  • Principal Social worker 

To support Torbay as we move forward  we are looking for an experienced manager with a proven track record of service delivery and improvement. Skills are required in supervising staff and managing complex and challenging situations.  You will lead on shaping every aspect of the services you manage and drive the cultural change required to ensure not only the improved quality of services for children and families but also that it will be embedded and continue to improve. 

This is a key role and you will need have the communication skills to forge positive, collaborative relationships with members of the wider Children’s Services leadership team as well as corporate colleagues and across Education, Health, Police and other agencies. 

This is an exciting time for Torbay in the development and drive for quality of practice.  Do join us in this work and have an impact on the outcome for children and families in Torbay. 

 

Download job description Download application form

Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
Children's Services Recruitment
Tor Hill House 1st South
C/O Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DR
csrecruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 208656

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For all other job vacancies within Torbay Council outside of Social Work please visit the Applying for a job page.

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