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Advanced Social Worker - Help and Protection

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.

In Coventry, we are working hard to build something special. Children and families are at the heart of everything we do, and we believe they deserve the best help to achieve their best outcomes.  Children’s Services provides a wide range of statutory and non-statutory duties, from Early Help and Child Protection, through to children who are looked after. 

The service reflects and responds to the changing needs of children and their families.  It works to enable a reflective and flexible approach, with a strong Early Help offer and a real focus on Relationship Based Practice and Signs of Safety, which focuses on intervention and keeping families together.

Coventry Children’s Services values a working culture that is relational and restorative in nature. The launch of the Coventry Family Valued Programme in April 2021 enables us to re-think practice in the best interests of children.

Practice is centred around

  • A Child Friendly City
  • Family Led Decision Making
  • The Coventry Way

Coventry City Council Children’s Services will provide you with an environment where social work can flourish, with high support, high challenge and manageable caseloads. 

What is the job role?

Are you a dedicated and passionate Social Worker 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 exceptional Advanced Social Workers (Advanced Practitioners) who share our commitment to providing the best possible support to our Children, Young People and Families. 

As an Advanced Social Worker, you will take on a portfolio of intricate cases. Armed with your extensive social work knowledge and an unwavering focus on the welfare of children, you'll navigate complex situations to secure optimal outcomes for our most vulnerable youngsters.

Your expertise will shine as you guide and support colleagues in their professional growth, playing a pivotal role in elevating best practices across our team.

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?

If 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, we want to hear from you.

Your hands-on experience in working with looked after children, child protection, court proceedings, and timely assessments will be your foundation for success in this role.

This is more than just a job – it's an opportunity to be part of a team that is dedicated to enhancing the lives of our community's most vulnerable members. If you're ready to take on challenges, share your expertise, and champion positive change, apply now to become an integral part of our passionate team of Advanced Social Workers.

As a Council we recognise that our workforce is not representative of the communities that we serve, particularly at senior leadership level; therefore we welcome applications from candidates who are from minority ethnic backgrounds, have a disability or who identify as being from the LGBTQ+ community.

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 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


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