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Adult Social Worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


Our Values are:

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

We have a simple vision and strategy that defines what we are trying to achieve, our purpose and our approach which underpin the principles of Adult Social Care, and we continue to work in support of this.

In a simple sense all our work, at whatever level should continue to support the strategy of: ‘Providing support, in the least intrusive manner possible, based on the assets, resources and abilities that are available to people’.

What is the job role?

We are looking for registered social workers to work across our teams in Adult Social Care.

We have a number of vacancies across our services including Learning Disability, Older People and Mental Health.

Join us in our commitment to make the principles of The Care Act 2014 a reality for the people of Coventry.

That sounds easy, but what does that mean; what’s our commitment to you? Well in Coventry we recognise that this requires:

  • A commitment to strength-based practice, risk enablement, and “Making Safeguarding Personal”
  • Effective supervision and support
  • A dedicated and supportive team.
  • Inspiring learning and development offer
  • Access to learning resources such as “Research in Practice For Adults”
  • Supporting practice education and newly qualified social workers
  • A focus on practice quality
  • Agile working

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Who are we looking for?

You will need to have a recognised professional Social Work qualification (MA/BA/BSc in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work or CQSW) and Social Work England registration.

We are looking for staff with a range of experience from newly qualified to experienced staff. We need people with knowledge of social work practice and legislation including the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005, a good understanding of personalisation, and excellent assessment and analysis skills.

You will be committed to achieving the best for the people of Coventry. You will be joining a great team of people who are passionate about the city, its people, and its exciting prospects.

Please note your application form will be shortlisted during the period of the advert and if you are successful you will be invited to attend an interview.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document  labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date(s): TBC


About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit

Coventry City Council

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