Join our Children's Social Care Team

Do you remember what it was that made you become a Children’s Social Worker?

It was probably because you are passionate about helping the children who are in the most need. Ensuring they live in safety and without fear.

 

We have a number of roles available across our team and are looking for passionate candidates to join us. 

This isn’t just a short term job; we are offering a long-term and rewarding career and the chance for continual professional development. 

 

So, if you feel ready to take that next career-defining step, then it’s time to contact us and click on the link below to apply and be the Social Worker you always wanted to be.

Questions or enquiries?

Why Milton Keynes Council?

Hear what our colleagues say...

  • “I love that we offer a wide range of services to help the families we support.  I have so many colleagues who go above and beyond to achieve the best for children and young people.”

    -

    Lineker, Social Worker, Family Support Team

  • “Even though I am relatively new to the profession, my previous experience and knowledge is recognised.  There is an open and honest relationship with colleagues and I feel valued within the team.”

    -

     Sean, Social Worker, Family Support Team

  • "There is a real culture of learning and support within our teams and a sense of collective responsibility.  You never feel like you are working in isolation or managing risk alone.”

    -

    Sophie, Principal Social Worker, Children’s Social Care

  • “The pathway for career progression is transparent and structured. Managers care about your professional development as a Social Worker and will support your goals.”

    Natasha, Senior Practitioner, Family Support Team

"Social workers are positive about the quality of supervision and support they
receive from managers, including during the COVID–19 pandemic." -

Ofsted,2020

Anuual Leave

27 rising up to 31 days.

Pension Scheme

Annual Leave

Training and Support

Career progression and training opportunities available.

(Progression interviews take place in April and October each year.) 

Discounts &

shopping vouchers

Including gym membership and mobile phone contract discounts

Vacancies Available

Please note that these roles are only open to applicants who have the right to work in the UK

* Market Supplement of up to £4,000 (FTE) per annum, subject to qualifying conditions

Team Manager-

Family Support Team South

£52,342 - £55,719

Social Worker 

Level 3

£35,745 - £39,880

+  Market Supplement up to £4,000 (FTE) per annum*

£30,451 - £34,728

Social Worker

Level 2

+  Market Supplement up to £4,000 (FTE) per annum*

Contact Us

If you would like to have an informal discussion about working with us,

or  to discuss a vacancy please contact:

Karen Skegg on 07825357657 or Karen.Skegg@Milton-Keynes.gov.uk 

Frequently asked questions

What progression opportunities are there?


Children’s Social Care’s progression policy is available to all Social Workers from Level 2 to Senior Practitioner level. Once you and your supervisor believe you are ready to progress to the next level, you will have an opportunity to be interviewed. Progression interviews take place in April and October each year. Progression is from Level 2 to Level 3 and Level 3 to a Senior Practitioner. We also provide Clinical Supervision for all Social Workers.




I'm an agency worker can I still apply?


Yes, Children’s Social Care have a good reputation of having Agency Social Workers join Milton Keynes Council and then apply for permanent positions.




What does Ofsted say about Children's Social Care at Milton Keynes Council?


As a priority we have given all front line workers such as Children’s Social Care staff, Foster Carers and colleagues working in accommodation an opportunity to have their Covid 19 vaccinations.





 
Milton Keynes Council

Civic Offices

1 Saxon Gate East 

Central Milton Keynes

MK9 3EJ

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