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Advanced Social Worker - Childrens Services Help and Protection

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

Our Values

In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

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.

At Coventry City Council, we are embarking on an incredible journey to create a brighter future for Coventry's children. As a 'Good' Local Authority, we believe in pushing boundaries and delivering excellence for children and families. Our vision is clear, and our social workers are unwavering in their commitment to putting children and families at the centre of their practice. 

Be part of our inspiring team, making a meaningful difference in the lives of Coventry's children. Together, let's create a nurturing environment where every child's potential can flourish.

What is the job role?

Are you a dedicated and passionate Social Worker / Senior Social Worker / Advanced Practitioner with a drive to make a lasting impact on the lives of children, young people, and families looking to join an Ofsted "Good" authority?

We are on the lookout for Advanced Social Workers (Advanced Practitioners) who share our commitment to providing the best possible support to our Children, Young People and Families to join us on a full time permanent basis. 

As an Advanced Social Worker, you will oversee a caseload of the most complex cases in children's services and will play a pivotal role in providing coaching, mentoring, and support to both Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs) and experienced Social Workers. Your expertise will be crucial in guiding and offering professional wisdom in situations of high complexity. 

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?

In order to be successful within this role it is essential that you hold a recognised professional Social Work qualification (MA/BA/BSc in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work, or CQSW) and are registered with Social Work England.

It is also key that you bring the following: 

  • Professionalism in managing challenging cases with autonomy.
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant legislation, standards, and procedures.
  • Exceptional record-keeping skills using management information systems.
  • Proficiency in conducting assessments in challenging situations and producing high-quality reports.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for providing support and promoting good practice.

Why Join us? 

  • Contribute to meaningful work in children's services.
  • Be a mentor and guide to both new and experienced Social Workers.
  • Work within a collaborative and supportive team environment.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Lisa Gunstone -, Sandra Kerr -, Hayley Edwards - or Nicky Davies -

If you'd like to learn more about being a Social Worker here at Coventry City Council, please join us for our Coventry Social Worker Recruitment Open Evening on Tuesday 5th March 2024 between 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Council House, Earl Street, Coventry, CV1 5RR.

To register your attendance please fill in a short Form to tell us you’re coming.

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

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

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 5100 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

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