Welcome to our recruitment site for

children’s social care vacancies in Dudley






Dudley is now

“..focussed, ambitious

and creative”

Eleanor Brazil, Children’s Social Care Commissioner

DfE August 2016

“The local authority is making positive progress to improve services for children and the pace of change is appropriately swift.”

Ofsted 11 November 2016

“The local authority continues to make positive progress in improving services for children and young people.”

Ofsted March 2017

“Dudley is “systematically and diligently addressing the actions in their improvement plan and this work is beginning to make a positive difference to children”

Ofsted 5 July 2017


Anne Milward

Cabinet lead for children’s services, Dudley Council

Developing and investing in our children’s social care workforce is a key priority for Dudley Council.


In Dudley we are passionate about the wellbeing of our children, young people and families. Our vision is that Dudley borough is a place where children and young people thrive. Where  each child gets a good start in life, where families are supported to be independent, responsible and successful and where the most vulnerable children are protected. We have developed a new Early Help Strategy to drive transformation and change in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for children, young people and their families.


We recognise that our workforce is intrinsic to this and must be supported, developed and given the right tools to be as effective and efficient as possible. We are committed to investing in our people and providing opportunites to develop knowledge and skills, indeed our new learning and development offer is a crucial component of the transformation of our children’s services.

This offer is proving to be a progressive and exciting path for staff that is swiftly seeing performance improvements and innovations that are making big differences to our children, young people and families.


If you want to be part of a forward thinking, dynamic children’s service, which cares for and actively supports its staff and really does want to work together with its  workforce to change children and families lives for the better, then please do take a look at our current roles and vacancies on offer.

Sue Butcher

Director of Children's Services (Interim), Dudley Council


Dudley is an ambitious local authority and a great place to develop your career.  Our transformed children’s services put children’s needs at the very heart of all that we do and we are looking for passionate, dedicated and determined social workers to join new teams and help us deliver better outcomes for the children and families we serve.


We recognise the importance of investing in our workforce and are committed to giving you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills through our learning and development offer which is an integral and crucial component of our transformation programme. This will ensure that you meet all of the criteria laid down in the new national assessment and accreditation systems that have been developed for social workers. We are working hard to ensure that our offer is the very best there is and that it will simultaneously help you meet the demands of the job, as well as exceeding our aspirations for Dudley’s children’s services.


Alongside this we are also developing a career pathway for all social workers.  Our well established programme that supports not only newly qualified social workers but also invests in continuing professional development including through our membership of Research in Practice.


Children’s services  sits within Dudley Council’s People’s Directorate. This is a new directorate which brings together approaches across social care, public health and education.  Multi disciplinary teams deliver the wide range of initiatives to support families and provide early help. Our reshaped council and reshaped service offers a great opportunity for you to influence and develop as we accelerate the pace of change.   We want the best people to travel with us and to reap the rewards along the way.

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