Children's Social Worker

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and their families?

About Us

The beautiful Isles of Scilly is set 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall. With stunning beaches, huge, unpolluted, starry skies, endless outdoor activities and a friendly community you will experience a whole new way of life. Yet set within this beautiful world are some children and families who need help and support to get the most out of life’s opportunities. We are passionate about providing every child with the best start in life and this is your chance to make a difference. 

About You

As a qualified Social Worker, you will excel in this small supportive team if you are a can-do and collaborative team-player with outstanding communication skills. You will have significant experience of working with children in need of help and protection across the continuum of need. You will have experience of strengths based practice and ideally Signs of Safety. You will play an integral role in an integrated and collaborative partnership which has a commitment to provide quality services on a preventative basis, with a focus on building strong relationships with children and their families.

What We Offer

Our progressive, early help approach to helping children, young people and their wider families is something that we are immensely proud of.  We were rated ‘Good’ in Ofsted’s Single Inspection in 2016.  Offering a truly supportive and friendly team environment to our staff with manageable caseloads and access to regular reflective supervision we seek to support each other every single day. Job satisfaction is guaranteed – because you will be making a difference, helping families to help themselves – and you will also benefit from a competitive package and a variety of innovative training and development opportunities. 

Thinking of working for the Council of the Isles of Scilly? Here are just some of the benefits which we are able to offer to our employees:

  • Eye care voucher scheme
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • ​​ Flexible Shift Working hours 
  • Defined benefit pension scheme
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Family friendly leave, pay and working arrangements
  • Generous Holiday allowance
  •  A free confidential and impartial counselling service

For an informal discussion please telephone Lynn Plummer on: 01720 424481 or email

Business Unit: 
Services to our Community
Full Time - Permanent
37 per week
£32,878 - £35,934 Per Annum
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 18 June, 2019 - 1pm
Application Pack: 
Additional Information: 

Application Form
Advertisement Monitoring
Equal Opportunities Monitoring
Guidance Notes
Isles of Scilly Information Sheet
Job Applicant Privacy Notice
Recruitment and Selection Policy

Please submit completed applications to or:
HR Officer
Council of the Isles of Scilly
Town Hall
St Mary's
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0NA

Please note that canvassing of Members or Officers will disqualify you from consideration.

If you require this application pack in an alternative language, in larger text, Braille, easy read or in an audio format, please email or telephone 0300 1234 105.