Cumbria Social Work Academy

*We will be recruiting again soon*

We are looking for the best newly qualified social workers to join our Social Work Academy and gain the skills and experience to really make a difference for children and families or vulnerable adults.

As an academy member you will be employed full time, receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of support, training and skill development which will help you become an outstanding social worker.

When in post you will hold a reduced caseload, supported with one to one professional supervision. After a year you will be able, through a rolling interview process, to apply for higher level positions in social work with a level of skill and experience that few Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs) could match.

The academy is the County Council's blueprint for developing quality and standards in social work practice and championing social work in Cumbria. Social work is a valued profession, and for us social workers are the experts in protecting children and adults. We need people who share that vision.

Since the academy's launch in 2015, more than 95 newly qualified social workers have progressed through their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) in our health and care and children's services with our support.

Any questions?

For further information and an informal discussion please contact:

Sonyia Curran - Workforce Professional Development Manager

Telephone: 07585 795330  Email:

Jeanette Maye - Social Work Student Placement Co-ordinator

Telephone: 01228 221872  Email: