Social Workers | Devon
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As a social worker at Devon we are committed to making sure you are supported personally and professionally, have the tools you need to do your job, and have access to a wide range of career opportunities and continuous professional development. You will find information on living and working in Devon on here and please email or call us on 01392 383000 and ask for Strategic Recruitment, if you want to find out more.

What’s it like being a social worker in Devon? What are the challenges? The opportunities? Please spend a few minutes to watch our short film to see how we’re transforming social work and how we can help you to make a change, and a difference, here in Devon.


Know a great Head of Service? We’re recruiting!

Head of Adult Social Care – up to £105k plus benefits

Head of Children’s Social Work, Deputy Director of Children’s Services – up to £115k plus benefits

One of the largest counties in the UK, there is a lot more to Devon than clifftops and coastlines. Devon’s social landscape presents diverse, challenging and complicated issues. The second largest authority in England, Devon County Council serves 750,100 of the 1.1 million individuals in Devon. With the population rising and people living longer, the demand for its services is intensifying. Committed to protecting individuals and supporting children, the elderly and the disadvantaged to get the help, care and protection they need and deserve, the Council is currently looking for two Heads of Service to lead it on its journey of transformation. Joining the Council as Head of Adult Social Care or Head of Children’s Social Work, Deputy Director of Children’s Services, you will bring together the wealth of expertise across the Council, and partner with other organisations and communities, to protect and safeguard people across the county. With an unapologetic commitment to the individual, you will build on the foundations laid by the current post holders and implement new working models and strategies, providing operational governance to ensure that the right level of skill, knowledge and expertise is in place to achieve the highest standard of service delivery.

If you’d like to find out more about these influential roles and the journey that Devon County Council is on, visit

Get in touch

We'd love to hear from you. Email our Strategic Recruitment team, with your question or comment, contact details and preferred method of communication and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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