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The children and young people of Bury are at the heart of everything we do.

We are currently investing and growing our social work teams so that we can give our children and young people the best start in life.

Do you share our ambition to be an outstanding service?

Will you see the strengths in families, look for solutions that keep families together, and support children and young people to thrive?

Browse opportunities in the Children and Young People's department, and find out more about Bury by using the “explore” button on the Bury jobs page.

Now is a great time to join Bury’s children’s services

  • We are implementing the Family Safeguarding Practice model – one of around only 20 councils in England to adopt this highly successful model of working
  • We have introduced a new staffing structure, which offers better career progression, more business support and smaller teams for each manager to supervise
  • We are introducing new ways to reduce caseloads – and we aim to have a maximum of 15 cases per social worker
  • We are introducing a social work academy, we are building stronger links with our universities and we offer an excellent career pathway
  • We have a visionary and stable leadership team who are committed to Bury and to you

Our benefits package

We want the best talent in Bury and need social workers who want to influence the services we are developing and are looking for a clear pathway. Our offer includes:

  • £2,000 welcome and retention payment for qualified children's social workers and managers, plus free car parking and Social Work England registration payment
  • A strong learning and development offer
  • Being part of a small local authority with small teams, ensuring you have access to regular informal and formal support from your manager
  • The rewards of working for a local authority, with generous holidays, pension, flexible working, and health and wellbeing support

Find out more about what it’s like to work in Bury with our social workers Sonia and Jade.