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Gerard Jones – Managing Director of Children and Young People

In Oldham we want all children and young people to have a safe, happy and healthy life with access to a great education giving them the best possible start in life. We want children and young people to be at the centre of everything we do. As a council we are committed to providing outstanding practice to our children and families and recognise the importance of providing our staff with supportive environments to nurture good practice.

We are committed to supporting your development through regular supervision and training opportunities as we recognise our workforce is our greatest asset. You will be joining us at an exciting time as we start to develop our systemic model of practice and you will be supported to build open, honest and strong relationships with families.


Elaine Devaney – Director of Childrens Social Care

In Oldham we are committed to providing our social workers with good quality reflective supervision, continuous professional development and career progression. Our practitioners are encouraged to share their views and contribute to our service improvement plan, ensuring we work in collaboration to improve outcomes for children and families. We recognise the investment in our practitioners is the golden thread to achieving best practice for our children and families. Through our new model of systemic practice, you will be encouraged to think creatively and will be provided with regular reflective supervision where you will be provided with good quality support from your manager.

If you are interested in developing innovative practice and feel passionate and ambitious for children and families come and join our team. We have the full support of Oldham Council to drive forward practice development to achieve the very best outcomes for children and families, it really is an exciting time to get involved and change lives.

For more information or to apply for our current vacancies, click here