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Do you want to work for one of the busiest, most exciting local authorities in the country? Looking for a new challenge? Why not work for Manchester City Council?

Our Children’s Services, recently praised by Ofsted for its strong improvement journey, is looking to recruit qualified practitioners who can contribute to the services’ development towards delivering excellent services.

To continue our improvement journey and ensure we deliver the commitments made to children and young people of Manchester, the social care service needs consistently high quality practitioners.  If you are newly qualified, experienced Social Workers or Team Managers we would welcome you joining us on our journey to building safe, happy, healthy and successful futures for our children and young people.

As well as full time permanent contracts we have exciting opportunities for social workers to join us on our journey on a part time or fixed term basis.

The video below shows Manchester Social Workers reacting to genuine feedback. 


Along with competitive salary we can offer:

  • Membership of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (a career average-salary scheme).
  • A 35-hour working week.
  • 25 days’ annual leave, rising to 30 days’ after five years.
  • An Annual Leave Purchase Scheme, allowing you to buy up to five additional days’ leave via salary sacrifice.
  • Agile working arrangements, giving you access to mobile-working technology and empowering you to work flexibly.
  • Essential car users allowance of up to £1,250 per annum (plus up to £0.52 per mile) and accessible/free parking close to our locality offices.
  • A lump sum of up to £9,230 in relocation support (conditions apply)
  • ​Employee Discount Scheme​
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Personal Development Programme
  • Annual Awards for Excellence and Staff Recognition

Add to those benefits our leading role in health and social care integration, and it all adds up to an exciting package.

View our vacancies in Social Care here