Children's social worker vacancies

We love social workers

Yes, we know that’s a bold statement to make. But join our children’s social care team in locations around Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and you’ll quickly find out we mean it.

Our social workers do all they can to make the lives of our children and families better and enjoy the challenge that every day brings. 

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Make the move – we offer a salary between £33,153 - £40,600, a relocation package of up to £8,000 – and you'll benefit from generous annual holidays, an excellent pension scheme, flexible working, and plenty of opportunities for training and career progression.

But most importantly you will be part of a team that will have your back.

Cambridgeshire County Council has secured a £4.15million investment from the Department for Education (DfE) for the implementation of Family Safeguarding which will be introduced in February 2020. The Strengthening Families, Protecting Children - Family Safeguarding approach improves outcomes for vulnerable children and young people by involving multi-disciplinary teams in children’s social care, and builds on work which has been underway in Peterborough for the last two years. Initially developed in Hertfordshire, the model has resulted in significantly better outcomes for some of the most vulnerable and at risk children.  Find out more about Family Safeguarding here.

If you are interested in several of our Children Social Worker opportunities please complete a quick application form using the ‘Apply online now’ button. Shortly after you’ve applied we will be in touch, to discuss your particular interests further.

Alternatively if you are targeting just one of the specific vacancies advertised below, please click on the individual link to apply.

We aren’t what you might think typical local government organisations looks like. We understand the work you do on a daily basis and we provide the support you need to make a difference to the residents of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Our Teams

We currently have openings in a range of teams across both  Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council.

If you like the sound of moving to an authority where social workers are truly valued and challenged, please apply below or get in touch with us today by calling Caroline on 01354 750325 or by emailing

Oh, and if you’re wondering whether Cambridgeshire and Peterborough really does love its social workers, we’ll arrange for you to speak to a member of our team to see if our boldness is justified.