Leicester City Council is the perfect place to take the next step in your career and be part of our journey to develop new ways of working and improve service standards. Not only will you strengthen our team of social work professionals, but you will make a difference and help build a better future for the children in Leicester.


We believe it is important to have a clear vision backed up by strong values. This helps define what we do as service and organisation, and ensures that we all work towards the same goals.


We encourage our employees to work with creativity and drive for the benefit of the people that live and work in our wonderful city. To achieve this, we have committed to five values - confidence, clarity, respectfulness, fairness and accountability.


Throughout your time with Leicester City Council, you will be constantly learning. You will be challenged by your work, be encouraged to try new approaches and supported to maximise your potential. We will support you through regular supervision and invest in providing the resources you need to develop professionally.


If you are passionate and committed to these values and delivering high quality services to the most vulnerable children and young people of Leicester City, then we would welcome an application from you.


Social Workers (Level 2/3)

Location: Halford House, Leicester City Centre


Full-time, Permanent vacancies


Salary: £26,556 - £36,019 per annum


We have vacancies within our Children in Need , Looked After Children and Duty and Advice service.


To help deliver our vision we need experienced Level 2 and Level 3 Social Workers who are enthusiastic and hard-working with a strong track record of working with children, young people and their families to achieve positive outcomes. You will either have a degree in Social Work, DipSW or CQSW, be registered with HCPC and have experience of working in a statutory social work environment.


Children in Need and Looked After Children

In your role you will manage a mixed caseload of statutory child care work, carry out investigations and undertake assessments with children, young people and their families. You will be required to work in partnership with other agencies, attend meetings and engage with colleagues in early help to provide a service which contributes to the improvement in children and families outcomes.


Duty and Advice

Known as the Front Door, Duty and Advice is a innovative and pioneering team that is staffed by qualified Social Workers, working on a rolling rota covering 24hrs 7 days a week. Social Workers are trained and experienced to have conversations with callers about concerns, queries that they may have in relation to children, young people and their carer.


For an informal discussion please contact Roshni Kalyani on 0116 454 4444 or email


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Social Workers (Disabled Children's Service)

Location: Beaumont Way


1 x Full-time Permanent post (37 hours per week) and 1 x Part-time Permanent post (18.5 hours per week).

An exciting opportunity has arisen for social workers to join our supportive and innovative Disabled Children’s Service. We are looking for qualified Social Workers who are passionate about providing a high level of service to Disabled Children and their families.  


The Disabled Children’s Service is a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to supporting disabled children and their families throughout the City.  The team consists of Social Workers, Support Workers, and Occupational Therapists.  The service also provides a successful short break provision.


We particularly welcome and encourage applications from experienced social workers who want to work in a child focused environment, with manageable caseloads in a well-developed integrated service. You will be a qualified Social Worker with experience of working with children with disabilities and their families.


The responsibilities include assessment of the needs of disabled children and their families, child protection, court work, working with looked-after-children and preparing young people for adulthood. 


For an informal discussion, please contact Rehana Kapasi on 0116 454 6334 or Becky Dockerill on 0116 454 6488.


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Supervising Social Workers (Fostering)

Location: Eagle House, 11 Friar Lane, Leicester, LE1 5RB


We have the following vacancies within the Leicester City Fostering Service:


Kinship Assessment Team

  • 1 x full-time, permanent posts
  • 1 x full-time, fixed term post until 31st March 2018 (possibility of extension)

Recruitment and Assessment Team

  • 1 x full-time, permanent post


The roles require excellent analytical skills to complete thorough assessments of potential ‘connected person’ and mainstream foster carers for children who are looked after.  The reports often have to be completed within short timescales to meet panel and court deadlines.  The information and analysis provided must be of high quality, enabling the court to make safe care planning decisions and the Leicester City Fostering Panel to judge the applicants’ caring capacity in line with the National Minimum Standards for fostering services. All posts will provide supervision and support to foster carers in line with regulatory requirements and National Minimum Standards.

In the Kinship Team there may be some circumstances where the post-holder may also be required to complete Special Guardianship Order reports for the court. In the Recruitment and Assessment Team the post holder will recruit potential foster carers and have the experience or the ability to deliver training to potential and approved foster carers.

Please note that applicants must have achieved Level 2 Social Worker status.


Requirements of the post:

- Significant experience and skills in direct work with looked after children, young people and their carers.

- Knowledge of the impact of trauma and poor early childhood attachment, and experience of supporting others to meet a child’s consequent developmental, social and emotional needs.

-  Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, standards, and of social work methodologies and their application in practice.


For an informal discussion about the Kinship Assessment Team posts please contact Alpa Kaneria on 0116 4544519.


Please ensure you provide an email address as this is our preferred method of contact.


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Register your interest


If you cannot find the role you are looking for, why not register your interest with us.

If you submit your CV, we will take a look at your experience, knowledge and skills, and will endeavour to match-up with any potential opportunities that you have the right competencies and skills to do.