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Here at Wigan Council we are an ambitious, progressive organisation which strives through the Wigan Deal to provide effective and responsive public services to children, young people and families. Through The Deal, we are an employer that recognises and values the contribution of our workforce.

This year we have welcomed several experienced managers to Wigan and have strong foundations in place to support you in your career.

We’re proud of our achievements – we are the Local Government Chronicle’s Council of the Year for 2019 – and we’re looking to strengthen our current workforce across a range of teams. We will do our very best to make sure you feel welcomed and supported.

Some of the benefits we will offer you are...

1. A supportive working environment, regular supervision and group reflection.

2. A comprehensive training and development programme, with plenty of opportunity for continuing professional development.

3. Free parking.

4. Agile and flexible working arrangements.

5. Continuous service across the supporting organisations signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment.

Find out more about our full exclusive staff benefits offer and why Wigan is a great place to live and work.

What we're looking for...

The Deal 2030 outlines that all our children deserve the best start in life and we’re looking for the right people to help us make that happen.

We are recruiting now for permanent career opportunities in Children’s Services, to contribute to making a real difference to the safety and well-being of children.

We are keen to recruit experienced social workers but also have regular opportunities for newly qualified workers.

Social Worker

You will manage and conduct a range of assessments, planning and reviewing cases across a broad variety of practice. You will be a compassionate and dedicated professional with HCPC registration and with children’s social care experience.

You will have knowledge of children’s services legislative frameworks and legal proceedings and can make complex information accessible for every audience.


Children’s Services Advanced Practitioner

As an Advanced Practitioner you will identify, assess, plan, implement and review the care needs of our most complex children and families. You’ll provide a safe, child-focused service using the Signs of Safety framework and make sure we achieve outstanding personal development for every child in our care. And when it comes to your team, you will develop the leaders of the future – improving their practice and inspiring them on their own social work journey.


Service Lead – Provider Services

You will lead the strategic development and operational delivery of our resources for children, young people and families who are receiving a specialist service.

The role will also support us to deliver on our ambition to adopt and adapt a flexible edge of care and residential service based on our collaboration with North Yorkshire’s No Wrong Door and expand our successful mockingbird programme.


Here at Wigan Council, we believe that children, young people and families deserve outstanding social care. The Wigan Deal is the foundation for our high aspirations for children and young people and we’ve made great strides, but we want to achieve much more. That’s why we are rolling out the Signs of Safety framework across all service areas, expanding our successful Mockingbird programme and building a no wrong door service which keeps our looked after children close to home. We are also expanding our exploitation team to ensure our older, children are kept safe from harm.

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We understand that you may have questions, or simply want to speak to one of the team to find out more about working here. That’s why we have a dedicated manager on hand to speak to you about your application. Please contact Leah Edwards on 07824 865338.