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: TMCWD

Job type: Children's Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £42,683 - £45,591

Number of hours: 37

Location: Tor Hill House
Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW

Looking for a challenge?

We are looking for a dynamic leader to further develop our social work service to children and young people with disabilities. To be able to successfully deliver the objectives of this role you will need to be a qualified social worker who is HCPC registered with substantial post qualification experience of effective risk assessment and risk management in safeguarding and with Looked after children. Experience of working with Children/Young People with Disabilities is an advantage but not a requirement for this role. You will however need to have direct management experience within a statutory children’s social care service where you can demonstrate strong and successful leadership, the ability to maximise the potential of others and implement service improvements.

This is a key roles within the organisation and you will need to be experienced enough to successfully provide strong and effective leadership so that you can positively influence the development of your team and your service.

For an informal discussion please contact Adrian Wells on 01803 207195.

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Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
Children's Services Recruitment
Room FFA 330 Electric House
C/O Town Hall
Castle Circus,
Torquay
TQ1 3DR
csrecruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 208656

Reference Number: CSTM

Job type: Childrens Social Care

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £42,683 - £45,591

Number of hours: 37

Location: Tor Hill House
Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW

We are looking for confident and experienced social work practitioners who, as our first line managers will ensure that we achieve the best outcomes for children, whilst working in a beautiful area of the country.

Torbay is progressing in its improvement journey, working in partnership with Plymouth. As part of our improvement journey, we are looking to recruit skilled and inspirational Team Managers to a number of key teams, including Children Looked After, Safeguarding and 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 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 the 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.

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

DBS disclosure is required for this post

For an informal conversation please contact Neil Holden 01803 207482

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Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
Children's Services Recruitment
Room FFA 330 Electric House
C/O Town Hall
Castle Circus,
Torquay
TQ1 3DR
csrecruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 208656

Reference Number: CSNQSW

Job type: Children's Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £31,371 - £33,799

Number of hours: 37

Location: Tor Hill House
Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW

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) follow the links below to download a job description and apply today.

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Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
Children's Services Recruitment
Room FFA 330 Electric House
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: £31,371 - £33,799

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 Plymouth. 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  across a number of key teams, including 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.

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Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
Children's Services Recruitment
Room FFA 330 Electric House
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: £34,788 to £37,849

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 Plymouth. 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 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
Room FFA 330 Electric House
C/O Town Hall
Castle Circus,
Torquay
TQ1 3DR
csrecruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 208656

Reference Number: CSHOSSS

Job type: Childrens Social Care

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £55,806 - £59,371

Number of hours: 37

Location: Tor Hill House
Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW

Torbay Children’s Services is moving forward under a new joint DCS arrangement with Plymouth. We are determined that children, young people and their families will be at the centre of all we do and many changes are happening.

We have a program of work starting to embed our practice across social care using Signs of safety. We are supporting all of our staff across social work, Targeted and other services through focused and reflective supervision, the introduction of Quality Performance Monitoring Framework and daily team briefings.

The Head of Service role will be a critical part of the improvement journey, we are looking for an individual who can deliver at the highest level and also be part of a newly formed leadership team.

We are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate achieving outcomes for children and young people, who understands what good practice looks like and who has skills to impact and influence strategically in order to deliver improved outcomes for children in care and care leavers.

As Head of Service you would be responsible with the Service manager and team managers for promoting excellence in children’s social work practice, across a variety of services including; Children looked after, Care leavers, Children with Disabilities, and Fostering

Torbay is a beautiful part of the South west, a great place to live and work. If you are looking for the next challenge and have a desire to be part of actively improving outcomes for children, young people and care leavers then we are interested in hearing from you.

For an informal conversation please contact Anne Osborne on 01803 208451.

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Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
Children's Services Recruitment
Room FFA 330 Electric House
C/O Town Hall
Castle Circus,
Torquay
TQ1 3DR
csrecruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 208656

Reference Number: CSIRO

Job type: Children's Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £42,683 - £45,591 Inc Market Supplement

Number of hours: 37

Location: Town Hall,
Castle Circus,
Torquay,
TQ1 3DR

We are seeking to recruit an experienced social worker who has a passion for ensuring that:

  • The views and opinions of children and young people are reflected in their plans
  • Child protection processes have a positive and timely impact on children
  • Children and families receive high quality and joined up services form the professionals working with them

We are looking to appoint to our Safeguarding and Reviewing Service an additional Independent Reviewing Officer. In Torbay that means that you would be chairing both Child Protection Conferences and Looked After Reviews ensuring that the child’s lived experience is fully understood. We believe that an IRO has a pivotal role to play in improving practice. We use Signs of Safety to ensure that plans are strength based and keep the needs of children at their centre.

You wold benefit from new technology that will allow you to work flexibly and on the move which we believe is essential for an IRO to be able to keep track of developments and their children’s progress.

** DBS disclosure is required for this job**

Please note – If you have seen this position advertised on a Jobs Board that asks you to submit a CV, we do not advertise on these sites and we do not accept CV’s.  If you wish to apply please visit the Torbay Council website and search for Jobs to apply.  We only accept Applications for Employment on a Torbay Council Application form.  

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Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
Children's Services Recruitment
Room FFA 330 Electric House
C/O Town Hall
Castle Circus,
Torquay
TQ1 3DR
csrecruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 208656

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