Social Work Jobs Newly Qualified Social Workers

At Kirklees Council we are on an improvement journey. We’re honest that we still have a way to go, but we have a real determination and a clear focus on what needs to be done.

Our new partnership with Leeds City Council, a national Partner in Practice, is flourishing and has added strength and stability to the way we work. Our excellent new leadership team has a wealth of experience and know what it takes to plan and deliver change.

We’re building on our child-centred social work foundations to deliver good outcomes for children, young people and families who need our help.

Location Kirklees
Hours per-week 37
Salary £25,951 - £28,485 for ASYE
Job description


That’s where you come in. Are you looking for the first step in your Social Work career? At Kirklees we recognise the importance of and are truly committed to the ASYE.  We know how important the ASYE is to practitioners and we want to support you with the transition into practice; our commitment is to build up throughout the year to a protected caseload supported through regular reflective supervision. We recognise the benefits of peer support so as well as the support of your manager and colleagues you’ll have dedicated support from Advanced Practitioners. We’re committed to making sure you get the best broad experience in your first year to build strong foundations for your career in Kirklees. Our strong and well established links and teaching partnership with Huddersfield and York universities mean your practice development will have a strong academic element.

We are committed to the development of the Social Work workforce and will provide you with opportunities to develop in your career based on your interests and passions. In recognition of the hard work needed to complete the ASYE and our commitment to your development, on completion of the ASYE you will receive a £500 professional quality incentive payment.

To be considered you will be qualifying in 2018 and this must be your first Social Work job.

Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time.  It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving licence and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car (exceptions can be made for disabled applicants).

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this job.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

Be part of our ambition – register for our drop in session or apply now

We’re holding a drop in session on Thursday 22 March 2018 between 4:30pm and 6:30pm at Number 11, below Civic Centre I, High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2NF. Our managers would love to chat with you about the opportunities in Kirklees.

Selection process expected to be held week commencing 16th April 2018.