Welcome to Telford & Wrekin Council Children's Social Care Recruitment

Message from Clive Jones, Executive Director of Children’s and Family Services (Statutory Director of Children’s Services) and Jo Britton, Director of Children’s Safeguarding and Family Support

Picture of Clive JonesPicture of Jo Britton

“Children benefit from a stable social work workforce, which is highly committed and experienced. Despite this, the local authority continues to strengthen its ability to retain and attract social workers with the implementation of a new career progression and pay structure for social workers – Ofsted 2020”.

Telford and Wrekin Council, it’s staff and partners are delighted that Ofsted have judged the overall effectiveness of Telford and Wrekin’s children’s services to be ‘Outstanding’ and have recognised that children in care and care leavers in our authority are ‘cared for and cared about’.

We recognise that to continue on our ambitious improvement journey, we need the best, most talented, experienced, innovative and committed people to join us. In doing so, you will join a passionate and vibrant team of social workers and other professionals who are outcomes focused and who operate with a strong team ethos.

If this sounds exciting and enticing, we want you to get in touch with us. Our workforce is committed and stable with over 90% permanent staff, but we are always looking for practitioners wanting to come and practice confidently as part of our team making a difference for families and children.


Do you think you have what it takes to join our team of excellent and dedicated social work professionals?

Telford and Wrekin Ofsted, 2020:

  • social workers and other support staff are valued, supported and invested in as the most precious resource for vulnerable children and families
  • staff value the co-productive management approach to problem-solving and professional autonomy within a practice structure supported by a clear practice model
  • senior leaders have implemented a clear and ambitious vision for vulnerable children and families in Telford and Wrekin, which has resulted in outstanding services that are benefiting children
  • despite this success, they continue to work to continually improve services
  • they aspire to a service for every child that they would welcome for their own.