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We are looking to appoint to a number of key roles within Child Protection Teams across the County, to contribute to making a real difference to the safety and well-being of children in Cumbria. The posts will be based in Carlisle, Workington and Barrow. We are looking for people who share our vision and ambition and have the ability to inspire the trust and confidence of professionals across a range of agencies. We are keen recruit those who have successful experience in a similar role and a good knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and those looking to develop their skills, experience and career in a supportive environment.  

Team Manager

We are looking for a team manager to lead the Children looked after team. You will be responsible for the delivery of a high quality fieldwork at district level. You’ll manage the progression of complex work through cohesive partnership working. 


Enhanced Social Workers and Social Workers

We are looking for Enhanced Social Workers and Social Workers to join our Child Protection, and Children Looked After teams. You will help improve outcomes for children by listening to them and their families to understand their needs and working together to agree how these needs will be met with the right help and support. You be working in a supportive environment with regular supervision and attention your own professional development.

Job References

Current positions

Application date – 17th September

Interview date – 24 September


Job title                                                       Team                                                                    Appointment bonus

Enhanced Social Worker x 1                            Barrow Child Protection  Team                                       No payment

Enhanced social worker x5                              Allerdale and Copeland Child Protection Teams                4,000

Social worker x1                                            Allerdale and Copeland Child Protection Team                  4,000

Team Manager Children Looked After X1          Allerdale and Copeland                                                  5,000

Advanced  Practioner x1                                  Allerdale and Copeland                                                 4,000


Enhanced Social Worker Children looked After / Job Ref: CH1479e

Enhanced Social Worker Child Protection / Job Ref: CH1480e

Enhanced Social Worker Children and Family / Job Ref: CH1481e

Enhanced Social Worker Youth Offending / Job Ref: CH1513e

Team Manager Children and Family / Job Ref: CH1482e

Social Workers in all teams Job Ref: CH1483e

Social Worker Fostering / Job Ref: CH1511e


Appointment Bonus

The roles in Allerdale and Copeland are eligible for a generous appointment bonus on top of the council’s excellent relocation package This will be awarded once you have been in the role for three months. It is repayable if you leave the role within 3 years of appointment.