Social Workers/Senior Social Workers Children’s Services

  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: Grade H (SCP 26 - 30) £34,834 to £38,223 or Grade I (SCP 31 - 35) £39,186 - £43,421 plus £3000 Golden Hello and £2000-£5000 Market Supplement for some teams
  • Location: Magdalen House
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 31/03/2024 at 23:59
  • Reference: CSC/24/267290


We have fantastic job opportunities for qualified Social Workers to work as part of a welcoming and supportive team within Sefton Children’s Services. Help us to ensure our children and young people are safe, supported and thriving and ensure families are supported to help them to reach their full potential!

You will receive £3000 Golden Hello and £2000-£5000 Market Supplement for some teams dependent on where you want to work.

Find more information in our Applicant Pack below.

You could work in a range of different roles and sectors of Children’s Social Care, including:

Cared for Children covering care plans, court proceedings, fostering, adoption, residential provision and care experienced young people. Help and Protection covering a wide range of services including; assessment and front door, family support and family group conferencing, children with complex needs and child exploitation.

We are dedicated to supporting practitioners with their professional development and to provide a career pathway with a structured support programme and training opportunities. Case management support, supervision and guidance will be provided by Team Managers who will ensure that you have a workable and manageable caseload.

We are looking for new and experienced social workers who can bring their knowledge, expertise, and passion to help improve outcomes for the children and families of Sefton.

We welcome applications from a range of backgrounds including those returning to social work and will consider part time workers.

Please complete our fast track application form and email it to and start your journey in Sefton today!


Equal Opportunities


Sefton Council strives to ensure that our workforce is inclusive and representative of our communities. A diverse workforce is important to us, our staff bring with them a wide range of experiences, views, ideas, and innovations, and we are committed to providing an environment that recognises, respects, and values everybody’s identity, where individual differences are strengths and where everyone can thrive and maximise their potential. We are always open to learning and growing as an organisation, and we welcome new ideas and initiatives that promote equality, diversity and inclusion.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer; all candidates will receive equal treatment. Our decision to appoint will be based upon whether an individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities make them the most suitable candidate for the role.


Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

If you are currently in care or have previously been in care, we provide a guaranteed interview scheme for care experienced people if you meet the essential requirements for the role.

How to apply

Please follow the link below to download and complete our fast track application form and email it to