Job Vacancies

Here's the list of our current vacancies, clicking on the individual job vacancies will enable you to apply for this role and to find out further information.

Working with Children

Ref: SWC/18/SSW

Closing date: 2 Jan 2019

In Devon we can offer experienced practitioners the tools and support they require to deliver tangible outcomes for the children and young people in our county as well as a wide range of career opportunities. Currently we have opportunities based in localities across Devon and are particularly keen to hear from those interested in working in Children and Families teams in Exeter, Mid and North Devon.

Ref: SWC/18/TSW

Closing date: 2 Jan 2019

In Devon we can offer experienced practitioners the tools and support they require to deliver tangible outcomes for the children and young people in our county as well as a wide range of career opportunities.  

We have developed a programme of support to allow qualified Social Workers a route to transition into Children and Families Social work teams. We are inviting applications from qualified social workers who hold current HCPC registration and have been working in a social work field, you don’t need to have all the experience of working in a children’s social work setting but will have acquired the necessary skills through your social work practice. 

As part of your extended induction programme you will be supported to transition into Children and Families Social work.  You will be provided with a learning agreement for your 6 month transition programme, regular supervision and support provided on an individual, group and mentoring basis.  Your caseload will reflect your professional capability and development needs and you will have protected time to participate in learning and development activities as well as opportunities to develop your practice capability.

Ref: SWC/18/TM

Closing date: 2 Jan 2019

If you are a qualified Social Worker with supervisory or management experience, and current HCPC registration, why not join one of our Children’s Social Work management teams? At Devon County Council, we are looking for Team Managers who want to make their mark. Using your exceptional social work skills and knowledge, you will be leading and managing our dedicated social worker teams towards even higher standards of practice. In turn, we will give you our support and encouragement to be the very best manager you can be, so that you can deliver tangible outcomes to the children, young people and families who need them most.

Right now, we have a number of vacancies, including: -

Team Managers to join us in MASH in Exeter, and in Children and Families teams in North, Mid & East Devon, and Exeter.


Ref: SWC/18/ASYE

Closing date: 2 Jan 2019

Devon is a great place to live and work. We are an ambitious authority and are improving our children’s services to get to good.

We offer newly qualified social workers the opportunity to join our outstanding Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme offering dedicated, consistent and effective support in your first year of practice, enabling you to approach your career in social work with confidence. The 12 month programme offers a positive introduction to both children’s social work in Devon and the profession in general.

It’s a really great time to join us.

Opportunities for Children's Senior Social Workers – Overseas Applicants Only

Ref: SWC/17/OSW

Closing date: 1 Oct 2017 (applications closed)

Area Manager - Quality Assurance, Reviewing and Safeguarding Service

Ref: REC/18/01160

Closing date: 8 Jun 2018 (applications closed)

Working with Adults

Ref: SWA/18/SSW

Closing date: 5 Aug 2018

The Social Worker of the Year Awards were recently presented, with one of our Senior Social Workers taking the Silver Award for Adult Social Worker of the Year. We are looking for experienced social workers to join us at DCC where we can offer both Full and Part Time opportunities to people interested in developing their skills and experience in a supportive environment.

Ref: SWA/18/ASYE

Closing date: 2 Sep 2018

We are building on a strong foundation in adult social care, with an integrated service model that puts people at the centre of planning support. Professional social work is core to the service we offer. As we seek to increase social work roles, and increase opportunities for specialist higher-level qualifications, we’re looking for newly qualified practitioners who can commit to a challenging and rewarding career. Your commitment to representing your profession, and to personal development, will be the key driver in continuing to achieve better outcomes for vulnerable adults.

Ref: SWA/18/SSWP

Closing date: 5 Aug 2018

Do you like working across a variety of different disciplines and enjoy the challenges this brings?

The Peripatetic Team

We are looking for flexible, experienced social workers to join colleagues in shaping and developing this exciting new initiative whilst working within an established and supportive environment.  Joining the team working full or part time, you will have the opportunity to use your current skills and to develop others in new environments.

You are likely to be asked to work within a variety of settings, with adults of working age and older adults who may need support because of physical or learning disabilities, mental health or those with dementia, in multidisciplinary teams alongside a strong voluntary sector.  As a member of this team, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in areas such as Best Interest Assessor and Placement Supervisor roles.

Ref: SWA/18/01839

Closing date: 5 Aug 2018

As a Senior Social Worker you will assess and plan support for a range
of complex cases, as well as providing professional advice, mentoring and
support to your colleagues, newly qualified social workers and student social
workers. We have an expectation that you will have a sound working knowledge of
social care legislation. You will carry out safeguarding enquiries where adults
are at risk of abuse or neglect and with good assessment skills, undertake
Mental Capacity Assessments and make Best Interest decisions to ensure that people
are living as independently as possible. Employing a strengths based approach,
you will be creative in your thinking and employ a person centred approach to
your work. Good time management and organisational skills will support you to
manage your work/life balance

Working in Mental Health

Ref: SWA/18/AMHP

Closing date: 30 Jul 2018

 The Daytime AMHP Service was awarded the “Social Worker Team of the Year – Adult Services Award” in 2016 and was Highly Commended at the 2017 “Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards” in the category of Mental Health and Social Care. We are constantly seeking ways to improve our service. In 2018 we began a process of co-production with those that have experience of being assessed under the Act and we hope that this will lead to further refining what we do for the benefit of those who come into contact with our service.


Any questions?

If you would like to talk to one of the recruitment team about Social Work in Devon, or have any questions you think we might be able to help with, we'd love to hear from you. Please email our Recruitment team mailbox at: Tell us your name, contact details and any information you think we should know. If you would prefer to speak to someone, we can arrange that too.