About the Academy

There has never been a better time to join the Children’s Social Care in Oldham and take the next step in your career through our Social Work Academy.

Oldham is a place of diversity where people from all cultures play, learn and work together. We’re a town that has challenging inequalities so we’re looking for people to come and join us who, at their core, have the desire to make a real difference for children and families.

Children’s Social Work can be a demanding career choice, but here in Oldham we are looking for individuals with a passion to make a difference to Children’s and Families lives. In return, we will offer you a diverse range of work opportunities with constant wraparound support and development, making Oldham the best place to develop your Social Work career.

The Academy is built around five principles:

  1. Enabling the best in social work practice
  2. Investing in high quality learning and development programmes and resources
  3. Recognising and rewarding success and challenging improvement
  4. Supporting mental health and wellbeing
  5. Promoting diversity and inclusion

With clear progression pathways from Student Social Worker to senior management, you’ll receive access to high quality learning and development opportunities as well as a competitive salary and benefits package. This is all embedded in a culture of high support alongside respectful mutual challenge to help sharpen your skills and achieve our vision for excellence.

Learning and development
Our Social Work practice
Wellbeing and benefits
Becoming a social worker
Progressing your career