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About us

We move as one team. We’re champions of fresh thinking, and aren’t afraid of a challenge. We listen to our people – a good idea can come from anywhere, or anyone. So here you’ll have a voice: one that changes lives for the better. And together, we’ll realise the remarkable every day.

About the job

Salary: £34,788 - £37,849 a year plus £963 essential car user allowance and £5,500 market supplement
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent

Do you have a high level of professional skill for Children’s Social Work? Do you enjoy managing your own caseload of complex cases? Are you a qualified social worker with a relevant professional qualification such a DipSW, CSS or CQSW? If yes, then this is the role for you!

We have an exciting opportunity within our Children’s Social Care division to support the Team Manager in providing high quality of Social Work practice to vulnerable and at risk children and families to ensure effective practice management. You will also be maintaining unallocated cases within your team.
This rewarding role gives you the opportunity to provide assessments, care management and other social work services to those who are most vulnerable and at risk.

About you

With your excellent communication and organisational skills, you’ll be committed to the achievement of the highest possible standards of professional practice by all team members through co-working, coaching, mentoring and provision of advice, guidance and assistance.

Interviews: Held on Thursdays

Application process

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) (Amendments) Order 1986. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

Additional information


Luton Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.
Applicants must be willing to undergo child and/or vulnerable adults protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).
We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

- flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
- 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- generous holiday entitlement
- local government pension with generous employer contribution
- excellent support and development
- relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
- half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
- discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars
- Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing