Jobs in Children’s Services

The Children and Young People Directorate delivers the whole spectrum of social care services to the children and families of Herefordshire on behalf of the council. We also support our colleagues in educational settings through our Education and Skills Services. We have a wide range of positions throughout the directorate at various levels and teams. In the financial year 2022/23, the Council committed to invest an additional £11.49m in Children’s Services to ensure we offer the highest and most consistent levels of service and support to children and young people that we can. Please view our vacancies below and be part of the change.

To read more about our offer for roles in Child Protection and Court Teams, please click here.

Returning to social work practice? We have recently developed a bespoke pathway to support previously qualified Social Workers return to the profession. Working alongside our Social Care Academy in a volunteer capacity, we will assist with the re-registration process and supervise practice. Please use the contact form for more information.

  • Our recruitment process runs in partnership with Hoople Recruitment. All vacancies within the Children’s and Young People Directorate are placed on the Hoople website where you can read full details and apply online.
  • If you are successfully shortlisted, Hoople Recruitment will contact you via email to arrange your interview and/or assessment. They will confirm the date, time and location of your interview, so please keep an eye on your email inbox.
  • Following the interview, the hiring manager will contact you with feedback and let you know the outcome.
  • Any offer is initially conditional and subject to pre-employment checks carried out by Hoople Recruitment.
  • On successful completion of these checks, Hoople Recruitment will confirm the offer with you and provide your start date and induction information. Your new manager and Hoople contact will be available to answer any queries.
  • We will deliver better support to our most vulnerable children and their families, develop stronger relationships with partners across the region, and beyond. Therefore, we take our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults seriously and expect all of our staff, visitors and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Good luck, we’re looking forward to meeting you!

Service Manager Quality, Assurance and Performance

Hereford
HC12 £54,238 – £60,151 (plus £5,000 market rate supplement per year £59,238 – £65,151)
Permanent

Safeguarding and Review Manager (CP Chair)

Hereford
HC11 £48,474 – £52,859 (plus £5,000 market rate supplement per year £53,474 – £57,859)
Permanent

Senior Practitioner – Assessment Team

Hereford
HC9 £38,223 – £42,403 (plus £5,000 market rate supplement per year £43,223 – £47,403)
Permanent

Senior Practitioner – Child Protection Court

Hereford
Salary: HC9 £38,223 – £42,403 (plus £5,000 market rate supplement per year £43,223 – £47,403)
Permanent

Senior Practitioner (Children & Young People in Care)

Hereford
HC9 £38,223 – £42,403 (plus £5,000 market rate supplement per year £43,223 – £47,403)
Permanent

Social Worker – Children in Care

Hereford
HC8 £33,945 – £38,223 (plus £5,000 market rate supplement per year £38,945 – £43,223)
Permanent

Fostering Recruitment & Assessment Social Worker

Hereford
HC8 £33,945 – £38,223 (plus £5,000 market rate supplement per year £38,945 – £43,223)
Permanent

Social Worker Assessment Team

Hereford
HC8 £33,945 – £38,223 (plus £5,000 market rate supplement per year £38,945 – £43,223)
Permanent

Social Worker CP and Court Team

Hereford
HC8 £33,945 – £38,223 (plus £5,000 market rate supplement per year £38,945 – £43,223)
Permanent

Social Worker – Children with Disabilities Team

Hereford
HC8 £33,945 – £38,223 (plus £5,000 market rate supplement per year £38,945 – £43,223)
Permanent

Family Support Worker Children (and young people) with Disabilities Team

Hereford
HC7 £29,777 – £33,945 pro rata (£24,144 – £27,523 per annum)
Permanent

SAFE Team Senior Practitioner

Hereford
HC9 £38,223 – £42,403 (plus £5,000 market rate supplement per year £43,223 – £47,403) pro rata
Permanent

Permanence Support Social Worker

Hereford
HC8 £33,945 – £38,223 (plus £5,000 market rate supplement per year £38,945 – £43,223)
Permanent

Social Worker MASH

Hereford
HC8 £33,945 – £38,223 (plus £5,000 market rate supplement per year £38,945 – £43,223)
Permanent

Family Support Worker – CP Court

Hereford
HC7 £29,777 – £33,945 per annum
Permanent

Educational Psychologist

Hereford
Soulbury Salary Scale A 2-7 £44,474 – £54,609 per annum
Permanent

Enterprise Coordinator

Hereford
HC7 £29,777 – £33,945 per annum
Fixed Term