Careers Hub

  • Whatever profession you’re in, deciding what you want out of your career isn’t always easy. And when you do, knowing how to get there can be even more difficult.
  • Are you looking for a social work career where you can grow and develop? At Northamptonshire County Council, we know that if we want the best professionals in our social work team, we need to provide ladders for our rising stars.
  • Experienced social workers are in demand, but this does not make the interview procedure any less daunting.
  • Policies, such as the Care Act, through to standards of practice, and transformation of services and their delivery continue to have significant implications for social workers and their career prospects. Yet throughout yet another period of change social workers must maintain the essence of who ...
  • Cuts, restructuring, and ‘doing more for less’ continue to be the main narrative in the public sector. So says Claudia Megele, senior lecturer at the School of Health and Education at Middlesex University.
  • Social care professionals are renowned for thinking incisively, aiming for well-informed decisions, and meeting career challenges. And now,thanks to the innovative job seeker accounts at CommunityCare Jobs, it is possible to apply these attributes to your job hunt.
  • Stephanie Sparrow identifies the top five predictions and tips for the year ahead - In the care world it is crucial to maintain professional development in order to meet the needs of customers and service users.
  • Starting your first job in children’s social work can be a daunting prospect, but Northamptonshire County Council’s Social Work Academy gives graduates the support they need to begin their career with confidence.
  • Social work can be a challenging but very rewarding career – which is why Hertfordshire County Council is working hard to give its Newly Qualified Social Workers the very best start in their career.
  • At Milton Keynes, we’re supporting the growth of our vibrant city while continuing to deliver excellent services. It’s an exciting place to be and we’re keen to get the balance right - including the work-life balance. So if you’re looking for family-friendly benefits and the chance to make a diff...
  • Your social worker training will introduce you to various client groups needing your support. Being trained to meet the needs of a varied client group ensures you are well prepared for all areas of social work when you leave university. Once you graduate, you can choose which group of clients you...
  • Looking for the best place in England to be a social worker? The truth is that there are social worker jobs available across the length and breadth of the UK. Social workers are in great demand at the moment in roles throughout the British Isles.
  • Personal development is a must when you want to climb the social care ladder. Continue reading for more about how taking the next step can help your career development.
  • Whether you’re a school-leaver or looking for a change in career; your qualifications can get you on the social care ladder. The qualifications you choose to study for are going to depend on which role you want to take on. As you progress in your career, you will find opportunities to learn and g...
  • Christine Williams quickly saw the potential of working for Ofsted when she saw the advert for her current role, Senior Her Majesty’s Inspector (HMI), North West. She was already making a difference to children’s lives in her social work career but wanted to do more.
  • Here at Wiltshire, we’re leading the way on social worker development, taking an approach that is unique amongst local authorities. We have reviewed our workforce and our workforce profile design and been creative in the way we have reshaped it.
  • Your cover letter needs to make an impact by letting your employer know why you are the best person for the job. An effective cover letter can help you to stand out from the crowd by highlighting your specific social worker skills and abilities.
  • Social workers play a pivotal role in the community. This is achieved by working to help individuals who need advice and/or guidance and support to live better lives. If you want a career where you can bring about positive change and really make a difference then being a social worker could be th...
  • By rehearsing your answers to the following questions you can avoid any awkward silences at your social worker interview. So what are the most difficult questions you could face at your social worker interview?
  • Social work is a unique and often challenging profession. But it’s incredibly rewarding. Serving what will soon be London’s largest child population, here at Barnet Family Services we put children at the heart of everything we do.