Social Work 

Social Worker CiN/CP Macclesfield 

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live, work, visit and invest. We are proud to be one of the biggest employers in the area, employing around 4000 staff based in offices and other workplaces across the Borough. As a unitary council, we provide many different services and we offer a wide range of opportunities to job applicants from all backgrounds, ages, skills and interests. Our aim is to have a diverse workforce that understands and represents the communities they serve. 

We work hard to deliver on our promise to Put Residents First by asking our staff to live our values which we believe underpin our success. To us ‘Putting Residents First’ is about really listening and understanding what residents and businesses need and responding appropriately to provide the best possible Service. 

If you would like to be part of our team and want to contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate and are willing to work as part of a team we would like to hear from you for our current vacancy.

Your role

We are looking for passionate and resilient social workers to join us and have a small number of vacancies in our Child in Need / Child Protection Team in Macclesfield. We want Cheshire East to be a great place to be young where all children are well supported to maximise their life chances; a place where they can thrive in our care, are safe from any harm or abuse, have access to outstanding education and feel prepared for adulthood. For any child at risk, this means putting their needs at the heart of everything we do so that they experience a sense of safety, security and stability.

In our last focused visit Ofsted said "Social workers know the children in care very well and ensure that they meet with the children regularly. Purposeful and creative direct work is being undertaken to ensure that the child’s experiences, views and feelings are well understood. Social workers use this knowledge well to inform care plans. Effective peer and management support and the increasing use of the local authority’s chosen social work model and group supervision are resulting in improved planning for permanence that is enhanced by strong social work support.

Your background

You will need to be a qualified and HCPC registered social worker who can work with partner agencies and colleagues across the region to develop and grow the service in an increasingly competitive fostering market. Previous management experience is essential as is a track record of improving service delivery and outcomes for young people.

For an informal discussion:


The rehabilitation of offenders act

The provisions of the rehabilitation of offenders act relating to the non-disclosure of spent convictions do not apply to this job, you must, therefore, disclose whether you have any previous convictions where prompted to do so when applying for this job.

If successful, you will also be required to apply for a criminal record check from the disclosure and barring service. The level of check required for this job is enhanced disclosure.

Job description and person specification

Full job description and person specification (PDF, 124KB)


Grade8 to 10

Salary£26,999 to £39,638 Per Annum


ContractPermanent Full Time

Reports to Team Manager