Newly qualified and experienced social workers are being invited to find out about the benefits of working for Cheshire West and Chester Council children’s services.

On Monday, November 28, a drop-in recruitment evening will be held at the Holiday Inn, Ellesmere Port , to give potential applicants an opportunity to hear first-hand about a number of vacancies across Chester , Ellesmere Port and Winsford .

During the session from 6-8pm, a team of social workers, team managers and senior managers will be on hand to assist and advise, speaking about their own roles and experiences and answering questions about what it is like to work in the borough.

Director of children’s social care, Emma Taylor, will also be in attendance to highlight the council’s highly competitive package which includes flexible working, multiple employee benefits, professional support and a wealth of training opportunities.

Cabinet member for children and families Cllr Nicole Meardon said: “We want to recruit and train the most talented and dedicated people to improve the circumstances of our children and families and are looking for the next generation of social workers to come forward and further develop our workforce.

“In return we can offer a high level of support and continuous learning and development - we have successfully ‘grown our own’ strong and permanent senior practitioners and team managers and are keen to continue this trend with our next generation of social workers.

“We passionately believe that Cheshire West and Chester is a great place to live and work and would encourage committed social workers who want to provide high-quality services for children and their families to come along and see what we have to offer.”

To register your place, please contact Anna Johnson at Cheshire West and Chester or visit for more information.