Come and join our team

Are you ready to make a difference to children’s lives? Join our supportive team and help us to make an impact in Sunderland.

We’re looking for experienced children’s social workers/senior social workers and managers to join our assessment team (first point of contact) and locality teams (child protection).

You can look forward to:

  • one of the most competitive salaries for children’s social work in North East England with a maximum earning potential of £40,052 per annum for a post qualified worker.
  • essential car user allowance of £1,239 per annum, paid monthly included in salary advertised
  • 2% Recruitment and Retention payment, paid monthly included in salary advertised
  • £1,000 TFC retention payment payable on commencement or after successful completion of probationary period
  • relocation packages of up to £3,000
  • no hot desking
  • free on site parking
  • a Local Government Pension
  • flexible working - we offer working from home and compressed hours working
  • manageable caseloads
  • dedicated support is available to help with demands of the day to day job from Business Administration Support for typing and filing, the Family Contact Service to facilitate supervised contacts and dedicated Child and Family Workers based within the teams.
  • a dedicated CPD programme to help grow your career
  • Child Care Voucher Scheme and Cycle to Work Scheme
  • 20% discount on a new Nissan/30% discount on an Infiniti
  • reduced price membership for Everyone Active gyms with a free taster day

We know that children’s social work is rewarding, but it can be tough. We offer a friendly, supportive environment and value the contribution each member of staff brings.

We also pride ourselves on making life a little easier on our staff by offering flexible working hours, compressed hours working, homeworking and job-sharing for a better work / life balance.

To find out more about our current vacancies please email

It's quick and easy to apply for our social care roles:

  • Our key social care vacancies (including job descriptions and person specifications) are listed below.
  • Please visit the North East Jobs website - where you can view and apply for our vacancies.
  • You can also submit applications for vacancies outside of Social Care through the North East Jobs website.
  • You can subscribe to our social care recruitment mailing list here. We will only use your information to tell you about job vacancies and recruitment news. To view our Privacy Notice click here.


Social Worker/Senior Social Worker - Locality Teams

Click to download the Job Description and Person Specification for the TFC Locality Teams

  • £29,636 - £38,813 per annum (Depending on experience and progression rules apply)plus additional payments of:
  • Essential car user allowance of £1,239 per annum, paid monthly
  • 2% Recruitment and Retention allowance, paid monthly
  • £1,000 golden hello
  • payment of up to £3000 relocation expenses are available


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