What we can offer

Social Worker AwardsAt Cheshire West and Chester Children’s Social Care, we want to invest in you and support and develop you in a successful career. We want you to be part of a workforce that is committed and motivated to making a difference, safeguarding and improving the outcomes for our most vulnerable children and young people.

Cheshire West and Chester Council is an award-winning authority and is the winner of the Management Journal ‘Best Achieving Council Award’. In 2016 our Winsford and Northwich Children in Need Team also won ‘Team of the Year’ at the annual National Social Worker of the Year Awards and in December 2015, OFSTED judged that we were ‘Good’’ with ‘Outstanding’ in leadership, management and adoption. We are setting the pace and creating a blueprint for a whole new kind of local authority, quickly establishing a reputation for doing things differently and breaking the mould with a forward thinking approach to social work.

In return we can offer a high level of support and continuous learning and development. We have successfully’grown our own’ strong and permanent senior practitioners and team managers and are keen to continue this trend with our next generation of social workers.

Now is also a particularly exciting time to be joining the Council as we are in the midst of rolling out new ways of working, continuing to lead the way to transform and modernise social work practice.