Children's Social Worker


As a qualified and experienced Children’s Social Worker, you will excel in this small supportive team if you are a can-do and collaborative team-player with outstanding communication skills. You will have significant experience of working with children in need of help and protection across the continuum of need. You will have experience of strengths-based practice and ideally Signs of Safety. You will play an integral role in an integrated and collaborative partnership which has a commitment to provide quality services on a preventative basis, with a focus on building strong relationships with children and their families.

Our progressive, multi-agency, early help approach to helping children, young people and their wider families is something that we are immensely proud of.  Rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2019 with ‘Outstanding’ for the impact of leaders on social work practice you will be joining a successful, innovative and highly motivated team.  Offering a truly supportive and friendly environment to our staff with manageable caseloads and access to regular reflective supervision we seek to support each other every single day. Job satisfaction is guaranteed – because you will be making a difference and helping families to help themselves – and you will also benefit from a competitive package and a variety of innovative training and development opportunities. 

Assistance will be provided in securing accommodation on the islands.

Benefits include:

- A generous holiday entitlement starting at 26 days pro rata per annum plus bank holidays

- Flexitime scheme and flexible working opportunities available

- A generous relocation package for eligible candidates

- Eye care vouchers.

- Cycle to work scheme

- Defined benefit pension scheme

- Training and development opportunities

For an informal discussion please telephone Lynn Plummer on 01720 424481 or email

This position will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.



Business Unit: 
Services to our Community
Full Time - Permanent
37 per week
£32,878-£35,934 per annum plus £2,500 Market Forces Supplement (subject to annual review), and additional on call payments
Closing Date: 
Monday, 15 June, 2020 - 1pm
Application Pack: 
Additional Information: 

Application Form
Advertisement Monitoring
Equal Opportunities Monitoring
Guidance Notes
Isles of Scilly Information Sheet
Job Applicant Privacy Notice
Recruitment and Selection Policy

Please submit completed applications to or:
HR Officer
Council of the Isles of Scilly
Town Hall
St Mary's
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0NA

Please note that canvassing of Members or Officers will disqualify you from consideration.

If you require this application pack in an alternative language, in larger text, Braille, easy read or in an audio format, please email or telephone 0300 1234 105.