Belief Injection System

Picture a boy with dreams of working as a mechanic. Now imagine he’s traumatised by a troubled upbringing. Confidence is in short supply. A toy car, and a good listener could be all he needs to get back on track. It takes time to discover the details that matter. And it takes focus to help the person behind the condition. So at Rutland, we pride ourselves on committed, continuous care.  We get closer.

We get closer to service users. Our social workers see cases through from referral to resolution. And they get closer to the big decisions. They lead strategy, policy and operations and orchestrate partners to deliver services. All with the support of an open, encouraging team. We may be England’s smallest council, but as the Rutland motto goes: ‘multum in parvo’.We deliver ‘much in little’.

“We are looking for a particular mindset in those joining our leadership team: solution-focused and highly motivated by the challenge of carrying a complex portfolio of both strategic and operational responsibilities.”

Dr Tim O’Neill
Director of People / Deputy Chief Executive

Councillor Richard Foster
Portfolio Holder for Safeguarding Children

Social Worker Protection and Permanency (PAP)

Whilst we do not have any vacancies in this team currently, here is some more information about this role

£23,866 - £34,106 plus up to £3,000 market supplement

This is a really exciting time to join Rutland Childrens Social Care, we share a great vision and want to put social work at the centre and raise our profile in supporting families and really making a difference.  We hold children, young people, families and adults at the centre of all we do. At Rutland we pride ourselves on being a learning organisation and we are seeking Social Workers who want to deliver good outcomes and really support change for children and families by being part of a dynamic, rewarding and forward thinking team.

If you’re looking for an opportunity that enables you to work more closely with those needing your support, and where your skills and experience can make a significant difference, where you have the time and space to work with children, families and adults, and where there really is a work life balance, then this is the place to work.  We offer very manageable caseloads, learning events; training and group supervision which allows you time to reflect on case work as well as 1-2-1 supervision to focus just on you and your development.

Our Children’s Social Care teams supports families throughout Rutland, where there are safeguarding concerns, and those in placements across the country. From the Front Door in our Referral, Assessment and Intervention Service, through to child protection and court work in our Protection and Permanence Service (comprising of two smaller team – CIN/CP and Permanence which also holds Court Work), our Social Workers handle cases independently within a small and supportive team, adapting and managing risks to tackle complex tasks. Your work will ensure that children, young people and families get the right support at the right time with interventions that support and maintain change. With a caseload small enough to enable you to deliver good social work practice, you will find an approachable management team providing regular oversight and support and where your own development will be held in high regard.

If you would like to be informed if a vacancy does arise in this team, please register your details on the Apply page.  

Social Worker Referral, Assessment and Intervention (RAIS)

Whilst we do not have any vacancies in this team currently, here is some more information about this role

£23,866 - £34,106 plus up to £3,000 market supplement

Working within the PAP team you will provide quality social work services to children in need and their families - making a real difference.   You will handle cases independently, adapting and managing risks to tackle complex tasks.  

You will work as a member of an integrated service with families and carers to ensure that children and young people are able to achieve the outcomes in Every Child Matters.

Your work will ensure that children, young people and families get the right support at the right time with interventions that support change. With a caseload small enough to enable you to deliver good social work practice, you will find an approachable management team providing regular oversight.

If you would like to be informed if a vacancy does arise in this team, please register your details on the Apply page. 

Independent Reviewing Officer / Child Protection Chair

Whilst we do not have any vacancies in this team currently, here is some more information about this role

£35,229 - £38,052 plus £3,000 market supplement

This is a really exciting time to join Rutland’s Childrens Social Care, we share a great vision and want to put social work at the centre and raise our profile in supporting families and really making a difference.  We hold children, young people, families and adults at the centre of all we do. At Rutland we pride ourselves on being a learning organisation and we are seeking an effective Independent Reviewing Officer/Child Protection Conference Chair who wants to enable the local authority to achieve improved outcomes and really support change for children and families by being part of a dynamic, rewarding and forward thinking team.

Rutland is a very small local authority which is able to offer an exciting opportunity that really makes a difference for children and their families. We are looking for a dynamic individual, someone who can ‘think out of the box’ and is up to date with current research and practice to compliment the learning culture that has been developed. Confident in the role and personal authority, you will understand your responsibilities to monitor and review the child’s case and, where necessary, challenge poor practice.

Our numbers of children subject of Child Protection plans and Children Looked After are low due to our innovative practice, improved partnership working with families and partner agencies, and the quality of assessments that identify and develop strengths whilst managing risk. The IRO/CP Chair role is highly valued by senior management in Rutland and by the front line practitioners we work very closely with.

The role will also involve supporting the Local Authority Designated Officer providing a variety of experiences, learning and development opportunities. You will need positive energy, good organisational skills and to share our vision. 

If you would like to be informed if a vacancy does arise in this team, please register your details on the Apply page.  

Supervising Social Worker

Whilst we do not have any vacancies in this team currently, here is some more information about this role

£31,401 - £34,106 plus £3,000 market supplement

This is a really exciting time to join Rutland Children’s Social Care, we share a great vision and want to put social work at the centre and raise our profile in supporting families and really make a difference.  We hold children, young people, families and adults at the centre of all we do. At Rutland we pride ourselves on being a learning organisation and we are seeking a Supervising Social Worker who wants to deliver good outcomes and really support change for children and families by being part of a dynamic, rewarding and forward thinking team.

If you’re looking for an opportunity that enables you to work more closely with those needing your support, and where your skills and experience can make a significant difference, where you have the time and space to work with children, families and adults, and where there really is a work life balance, then this is the place to work.  We offer very manageable caseloads, learning events; training and group supervision which allows you time to reflect on case work as well as 1-2-1 supervision to focus just on you and your development.

Our Supervising Social Workers provide support, advice and guidance to foster and connected carers, helping them to provide the best placements possible for the children and young people in our care. Ensuring good quality recruitment and training activities, identifying suitable placements and presenting to fostering panels will all be in a day’s work for you. You will handle cases independently as part of a small and supportive team, adapting and managing risks to tackle complex tasks. Your work will ensure that children, young people and carers get the right support and interventions at the right time. With a caseload small enough to enable you to deliver good social work practice, you will find an approachable management team providing regular oversight and support and where your own development will be held in high regard. This is your chance to become part of a great team, delivering great services throughout the County.

If you would like to be informed if a vacancy does arise in this team, please register your details on the Apply page. 

Social Workers - Children with Disabilities

£27,358 - £30,756 plus up to £3,000 market supplement

The role will require you to deliver the statutory functions for the service and be responsible for undertaking single assessments and children in need reviews, developing plans and putting into place provision that facilitates positive outcomes for disabled children and families. 

You will have social work experience in supporting children and young people with disabilities, undertaking assessment and creating robust child centred plans. As such you will have a person centered approach and be passionate about making a positive difference to their lives.

Your work will ensure that children, young people and families get the right support at the right time to enable positive outcomes. With a caseload small enough to give you the time and space to deliver good social work practice, you will find an approachable management team providing regular oversight and support. We also offer learning events, training and group supervision which allows you time to reflect on case work, as well as 1-2-1 supervision to focus just on you and your development.

If you’re looking for an opportunity that enables you to work more closely with those needing your support, where your skills and experience can make a significant difference, and where there really is a work life balance, then this is the place to work.