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.

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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 Ceri Woszczyk on 01803 208638.

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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, Single Assessment & Children Looked After.

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 & Supporting Families, Single Assessment & Children Looked After.

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.

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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: SWFSGO

Job type: Children's Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £31,371 - £37,849

Number of hours: 37

Location: Tor Hill House
Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW

Applications are being sought from experienced candidates who have knowledge of undertaking Special Guardianship Order assessments and overseeing associated support plans. The candidate must have Court experience and the ability to complete complex assessments to required timescales. In turn the successful candidate will be joining an enthusiastic and energetic team. They will hold a manageable caseload and will receive regular supervision and support and they will be provided with the opportunity to undertake training and workshops.

For an informal discussion please contact Luminita Burtic on 01803 207676.

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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: CSSWMA

Job type: Children's Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £31,371 - £37,849

Number of hours: 37

Location: Tor Hill House
Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW

Following the promotion of the previous post holder Torbay MASH has a vacancy for an experienced social worker to join us on our journey of improvement. The MASH operates as the front door of Torbay Children’s Services, with all safeguarding enquiries and requests for support being reviewed and managed by the team. The post holder will be required to make accurate and timely evidence based threshold decisions and will need to be able to operate effectively in a fast paced, ever changing environment. Applicants will need to evidence significant experience of front line social work practice, clear and concise IT based record keeping and be flexible and committed to the type of practice that working in a MASH entails.  

DBS disclosure is required for this post.

For an informal discussion please contact Neil Cotton on 01803 206237

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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: SWCWD

Job type: Childrens Social Care

Employment Contract: Part Time - Permanent

Salary: £31,371 - £37,849 pro rata

Number of hours: 22.2

Location: Tor Hill House
Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person who has a highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in working in The Children with Disability Team within Torbay Council. You should possess good interpersonal skills, be a good communicator, organised, be able to prioritise and work well as a member of a team. We believe in creating and embedding sustainable change for families to ensure optimum outcomes for the children.

DBS disclosure is required for this post.

For an informal discussion please contact Hazra Hussain on 01803 207861.

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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: TMIYSS

Job type: Children's Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £42,683 - £45,591

Number of hours: 37

Location: Parkfield House
Esplanade Road
Paignton
TQ3 2NH

Torbay Council are looking for an experienced Team Manager to lead and develop a team providing social care services for young people leaving care that enables them to achieve a strong identity, good health and achieve their potential. You will have extensive experience with care leavers and will;

  • develop strength-based motivational practice so practitioners can build effective supportive relationships with children and young people and their families;
  • work collaboratively with partners to deliver effective and safe leaving care services which are on time, within budget, and in accordance with statutory guidelines, policy and standards to ensure that young people's needs are being met and vulnerable children and young people are protected from harm;
  • ensure that young people leaving care have access to high quality health care, education, training and employment opportunities and to a range of suitable accommodation that provides a safe place to live and supports them in achieving their potential as they transition to adulthood. 

For an informal discussion please call Jackie Parsons on 01803 207195.

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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: SWFOS

Job type: Children's Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £31,371 - £37,849

Number of hours: 37

Location: Tor Hill House
Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW

Come and join our friendly and supportive fostering team, where you will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced and skilled social workers, who have a passion for ensuring that children get the best outcomes in their placements.  You will find that we have a stable and knowledgeable management team, who ensure that the service remains focussed, motivated and committed to growing and developing.   You will receive regular formal and informal case supervision and peer support, and access to training opportunities.   As part of your role within the fostering service you will be provided with varied opportunities, including; recruitment and assessment of new carers and Connected Carers, supervision and support of registered carers and undertaking Private Fostering assessments. 

Ideally we are looking for social workers who have relevant experience of completing form F and form C assessments, and have a good knowledge and experience of working within a fostering service.

DBS disclosure is required for this role.

For an informal discussion please contact Luminita Burtic on 01803 207676

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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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