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Great social workers change lives

In the North East we want to grow, attract and retain the best social workers

Put Your Heart into Social Care in the North East



We are 12 local authorities in the North East of England offering exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunities for social workers at all stages of their career.  Whether you’re starting out or stepping up, there’s an opportunity for you to really make your mark. We want to grow, attract and retain the best social workers who can build relationships with our children, families and vulnerable adults and help them transform their lives, whilst providing you with support, supervision and the opportunity to succeed in a rewarding and fulfilling career.

There is a strong commitment to high-quality social work education and training. Through our Teaching Partnership and national programmes such as Frontline, Step Up to Social Work and Think Ahead we are working together to ensure the social workers of tomorrow have the skills and attributes they need to really make a difference in our communities. 

When you work for us we will support you in your role with regular supervision. We offer opportunities for career development though the Firstline programme for first line managers and access to high quality specialist training and CPD for experienced social workers, senior practitioners and team managers and because we want to keep the most talented professionals in the North East, if you are an experienced social worker looking to progress your career, we will support you with leadership programmes to help you realise your potential. 



“The Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) provides the newly qualified practitioner with the support they need while promoting development.  I am now two years post qualified and would never think of working anywhere else. Practicing as a social worker is rewarding; it is at times stressful, but living in the North East and working in my authority makes all the difference.” Strengthening and Supporting Families Social Worker

“I joined as a Newly-Qualified Social Worker and progressed to Team Manager. My line manager supported me during that process through training and progression. Everybody knows everybody in my authority, so the communication is very good. The people I've worked with for a long time are very motivated to make our service the best it can be.”  Team Manager, Children’s Services

I work in an authority which values staff and has offered me numerous opportunities for career development. I have worked as a front line social worker in children’s services, specialist social work roles, development and project work, team manager, service manager in adult services and now Principal Social Worker. The training opportunities are varied and excellent quality. I wouldn’t work anywhere else!   Principal Social Worker, Adult & Children’s Services

“I live in a vibrant city with a diverse and varied community that offers new and developing opportunities to work children and families in holistic way. My authority is dedicated to ensuring that families receive the best services through a variety of innovative approaches and services. We are a friendly and exciting city that not only provides a number of opportunities to work creatively with families, but also to enjoy the shopping, food and social culture for those evenings and weekends.”  Senior Practitioner Initial Response Service, Children’s Social Care



Find out more about living in the North East and about our local authorities…



Darlington Borough CouncilDurham County CouncilGateshead CouncilHartlepool Borough CouncilMiddlebrough Borough CouncilNewcastle City CouncilNorthumberland City CouncilNorth Tyneside CouncilRedcar and Cleveland Borough CouncilStockton-on-Tees Borough CouncilSouth Tyneside CouncilSunderland City Council Together for Children Sunderland



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Closing date:
26 Sep
We are looking for an Adult Social Worker (18.5 hours) to be based in the North area of Northumberland covering the Berwick area
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Salary:£16455-£18461
Allowances:16455
Job category:Social Care - Adult Service
Employment Location:County Hall
Number of posts:1
Vacancy ID:212318
Closing date:
26 Sep
We are looking for Adult Social Workers, one to cover the Berwick area, the other post will be based in Alnwick
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Salary:£32910-£36922
Allowances:32910
Job category:Social Care - Adult Service
Employment Location:County Hall
Number of posts:2
Vacancy ID:212319
Closing date:
26 Sep
A Social Work Degree; DIP SW; CQSW; CSS qualification is essential for the post and proof of registration with Social Work England is required.
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Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:£27,741 - £35,745 pa
Number of posts:2
Vacancy ID:212154
Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:Any location within North Tyneside
Job category:Social Care - Adult Service
Closing date:
30 Sep
Experienced Social Worker to support our Unaccommpanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC).
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Contract Type:Permanent
Post Number:209908x
Employment Location:Cramlington
Job category:Social Care - Children Service
Working Pattern:Full time
Salary:£32,910 - 36,922
Number of posts:1
Vacancy ID:209908
Closing date:
31 Dec
We are looking for experienced social workers with post qualification experience or those who have completed the ASYE Programme.
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Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:£32,029 - £35,934
Number of posts:5
Vacancy ID:192961
Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:Throughout Northumberland
Job category:Social Care - Children Service
Closing date:
1 Jul
We are currently looking for 3 x Social Workers to work in the Hospital Social Work Team.  The team cover the whole of the Middlesbrough area.
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Contract Type:Fixed Term
Salary:£27,041 - £33,782 pro rata
Number of posts:3
Vacancy ID:209359
Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:Middlesbrough
Job category:Social Care - Adult Service
Closing date:
31 Dec
We are offering a fantastic opportunity for qualified social workers to join our teams.
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Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:£27,741 - £38,890 per annum
Number of posts:2
Vacancy ID:204864
Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:Seafield House, Kirkleatham Street,Redcar TS10 1SP
Job category:Social Care - Children Service
Closing date:
22 Sep
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council are seeking to recruit 4x Social Workers within the Fieldwork team.
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Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:£27,741-£39,880
Number of posts:4
Vacancy ID:212011
Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:Stockton-on-Tees
Job category:Social Care - Children Service

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