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

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 and Safeguarding and Supporting Families.

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: CSATM

Job type: Childrens Social Care

Salary: £37,306 to £40,056

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 Assistant Team Managers to a number of key teams, including Children with Disabilities, Looked After Children, Safeguarding and Supporting Families and Single Assessment.

We consider Assistant Team Managers to be a crucial element of our improvement journey. You will be required to assist Team Managers in the management of a small team of dedicated and committed social work practitioners, support good performance and robust quality assurance processes and act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues so that they develop the skills needed 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, 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.

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: CSSW

Job type: Childrens Social Care

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 newly qualified social workers across a number of key teams, including Children with Disabilities, 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 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

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 Children with Disabilities, 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: SWFOST

Job type: Childrens Social Care

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 into the Fostering team.

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: ESWFOST

Job type: Childrens Social Care

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 into the Fostering Team.

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: SWADPT

Job type: Childrens Social Care

Salary: £30,152 to £32,486

Location:

Tor Hill House
Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW

We are seeking part time social workers to join our adoption team in Torbay where our work focuses upon recruitment, assessment and support of adopters, as well as family finding, matching and placement of children with adoption plans. 

It is an exciting time for adoption as we engage in the project of Regionalisation of Adoption, moving forward from our already established and collaborative relationships with neighbouring Local Authorities and Voluntary Agencies in the area. 

You will need to have had experience in child care social work teams and ideally within adoption or permanence teams. 

You will have good assessment skills, an ability to engage positively with families and work directly with children. You will be motivated to and able to work independently as well as part of a team. 

You should have knowledge of adoption practice and processes in line with national minimum standards and regulations, or demonstrate a real interest in this area of work. 

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: ESWADPT

Job type: Childrens Social Care

Salary: £33,437 to £36,379

Location:

Tor Hill House
Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW

We are seeking part time social workers to join our adoption team in Torbay where our work focuses upon recruitment, assessment and support of adopters, as well as family finding, matching and placement of children with adoption plans. 

It is an exciting time for adoption as we engage in the project of Regionalisation of Adoption, moving forward from our already established and collaborative relationships with neighbouring Local Authorities and Voluntary Agencies in the area. 

You will need to have had experience in child care social work teams and ideally within adoption or permanence teams. 

You will have good assessment skills, an ability to engage positively with families and work directly with children. You will be motivated to and able to work independently as well as part of a team. 

You should have knowledge of adoption practice and processes in line with national minimum standards and regulations, or demonstrate a real interest in this area of work. 

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: SWCDPT

Job type: Childrens Social Care

Salary: £30,152 to £32,486

Location:

Tor Hill House
Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW

Torbay Children’s Services has a part time social work post within the Children with Disabilities team. You will need to have experience as a social worker and be confident in your ability and knowledge of safeguarding children. You will understand the needs of children with disabilities and their families, and be confident in direct work with children and their families. This post offers the opportunity to undertake casework which is linked with the SEN team and to work closely together with colleagues in care planning in line with the Education, Health and Care plan process.

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: ESWCDPT

Job type: Childrens Social Care

Salary: £33,437 to £36,379

Location:

Tor Hill House
Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW

Torbay Children’s Services has a part time social work post within the Children with Disabilities team. You will need to have experience as a social worker and be confident in your ability and knowledge of safeguarding children. You will understand the needs of children with disabilities and their families, and be confident in direct work with children and their families. This post offers the opportunity to undertake casework which is linked with the SEN team and to work closely together with colleagues in care planning in line with the Education, Health and Care plan process.

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

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