Job Description

Employer:  Birmingham Children’s Trust
Salary:  Salary up to £51,549 (This is made up of a basic salary with a retention payment
of £5,000 per annum, additionally there is an incentive payment of £1,000 & Relocation
Package of up to £8,000 subject to tax and NI deductions – T’s & C’s will apply)
Location:  1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham
Contract:  Permanent
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Hours:  36.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:  Enhanced
Closing Date:  02/01/2023 at 23:59
Reference:  BCT/22/222308
Birmingham Children's Trust
Are you on the stepping stone to management or looking to enhance your specialist knowledge in your next Senior Practitioner role?

Our size means it is possible to shape your entire social work career in the Trust.  You will have the opportunity to experience every aspect of social work within our Safeguarding Team; therefore allowing you to progress in your social work practice; as well as the opportunity to forge out a managerial career.

As one of our Senior Practitioners, you’ll find everything designed to assist you in achieving the most positive outcomes.  Because we’re focused on children and young people’s safeguarding and wellbeing and nothing else, you’ll be free to do the same.

You’ll play a lead role on our relationship-based, trauma informed practice model, managing a complex caseload, providing technical and professional expertise, as well as mentoring and professional support to the rest of the less experienced social work team members and students.

We’ll also look to you to lead multi-agency forward thinking approach, encouraging robust consistent partnerships with other service teams and outside agencies, plus the police, health, schools and voluntary organisations.

About you….

This is a key role in our organisation, so naturally we’re looking for extensive experience of working with vulnerable children, families, statutory bodies and voluntary agencies preferably within Safeguarding, ASTI or Children in Care.

You must hold a recognised social work qualification and have current active registration with Social Work England.

Your qualifications will be complemented by your exceptional skillset – including communication, sound judgement, analytical thinking, teamwork and inclusivity in your approach.

About Us…..why we are different as a Trust….

We know and understand that being a social worker is hard work and challenging at times, that’s why we reward you with a very attractive employment offer.

Alongside regular supervision, access to training and shared learning, 24/7 mental health and well-being support, we offer a wider range of benefits available including :

  • competitive rewards and pension
  • £5000 per annum, Retention payment from day 1
  • Salary Sacrifice Car Leasing Scheme; to name a few.  To find out more click HERE

If you would like to be part of our passionate and dedicated social work team and are committed to continuous improvement, then don’t hesitate and apply today.

Interviews to take place w/c 09 January 2023

For more information:  Birmingham Children’s Trust (