Middlesbrough Children’s Services are on an exciting journey, and you could be too.

We offer a £5000 'welcome aboard' payment for social workers (subject to satisfactory probation period)

our story

Welcome to Middlesbrough

Thank you for your interest in working for Middlesbrough Council Children’s Services. We’re on an exciting journey to increase the life chances of children and young people. As such, we’re just as aspirational for our staff as we are for the children and families we support. Middlesbrough is a fantastically rewarding place to work. Everyone is passionate about working with children and young people to help them reach their potential. Most importantly, they are fully supported within their role to make a positive impact. We want enthusiastic and creative people to join us on our improvement journey to show Middlesbrough’s Children they Matter. In return, we offer a caseload conscious working environment and excellent opportunities for career progression. If this sounds like you, we’d encourage you to browse our vacancies and apply.

We look forward to hearing from you soon,

Sue, Rachel and Rob (Senior Leadership Team)

Work for us

our leaders

Meet the Senior Leadership Team

success stories

A few words from our team

  • Xavier


    Apprentice and Care Experienced Young Person

    ​“Middlesbrough Children’s Services is a second family for young people who are in their care. They always go above and beyond to make sure the young person gets what they need and if not, they go out their way to find out why.”

  • Julie Pallent

    Julie Pallent

    Early Help Assistant Team Manager

    ​“I get to spend lots of time with my team and I love helping them to become more confident and skilled in how they work with children and families.”

  • Julie Davies

    Julie Davies

    Senior Social Work Practitioner

    ​“The best thing about my job is working with children, young people and their families and seeing the positive changes they are making with the support of myself and other professionals.”

  • Claire Berry

    Claire Berry

    Business Change Manager

    “I have worked with Middlesbrough Council for 12 years and I have never felt as refreshed and excited about my work and what’s to come as I do now.”​

  • Liz Walker

    Liz Walker

    School Readiness Support Worker

    ​​“If you’re passionate about working with children and their families and are looking to make a difference to their family life, Middlesbrough Children’s Services is the place to be.”

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up for a challenge?

Join us

Are you passionate, tenacious and solution focused? Are children and families at the Heart of what you do and do you really want to make an impact in children’s lives? If so, we would love you to join us and make a difference – supporting our families by wrapping around them when they need your help, stepping up and being there when things get tough and making a difference to our Middlesbrough Children.

We are recruiting social workers across our safeguarding, looked after and care experienced teams and we want the best. We actively seek and encourage applications from Disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME); and LGBTQ+ candidates. For your experience and skills, we offer a competitive salary, fantastic and plentiful training opportunities, career development and an attractive £5000 'welcome aboard' payment for social workers (subject to satisfactory probation period)