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We are recruiting - supporting you every step of the way

Are you a children’s social worker or manager?

Want to be part of a new kind of local authority that actively invests in its staff? We want to hear from you!


Dudley is an ambitious local authority and a great place to develop your career. We recognise the importance of investing in our workforce and are committed to giving you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills through our learning and development offer provided by our innovative and highly valued Centre for Professional Practice

We have developed a career pathway for all staff. Our successful programme supports not only newly qualified social workers but also invests in continuing professional development including through our membership of Research in Practice and our bespoke and enhanced training programme for all.

This offer is proving to be a progressive and exciting path for professionals that is swiftly seeing performance improvements and innovations that are making big differences to our children, young people and families.

“..staff benefit from a range of accessible training provided by the highly valued Centre for Professional Practice. This input is having a positive impact on staff development and on improving practice….“

Ofsted (monitoring letter) May 29 2018

Our transformed Children’s Services put children’s needs at the very heart of all that we do and we are looking for passionate, dedicated and determined individuals to join new teams and help us deliver better outcomes for the children and families we serve.

Our reshaped council and reshaped service offers a great opportunity for you to influence and develop as we accelerate the pace of change. We want the best people to travel with us and to reap the rewards along the way.

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