Children’s Services

Develop your career

Progression policy

In Oldham we are ambitious about wanting to develop our Social Workers and support them to progress their career with us and commit to Oldham Council for the long-term. This includes progression opportunities for our Social Workers from ASYE to more experienced staff, recognising their professional development and expertise and retaining them within Oldham Council long term.

Our organisation structure has been designed to provide a seamless pathway for progression from a Newly Qualified Grade 6 Social Worker through to Grade 8. Through the successful submission of a portfolio of evidence to Panel and the support of the individual’s line manager.

Our Social Work support offer

We are proud of our Employment Offer in Oldham. If you come to work for us, you can expect:

  • A bespoke workplace that has been specifically designed for our social workers
  • An effective induction
  • Competitive rates of pay and reward and excellent benefits
  • A learning organisation dedicated to Continued Professional Development at all levels to continually improve your practice and progression
  • Recognised ASYE programme
  • Support to complete the National Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS)
  • Regular reflective supervision and relationship–based therapeutic group supervision
  • Clearly defined Practice Standards and Manager’s Standards.
  • Effective and supportive line management
  • Manageable caseloads
  • The right technology to do the job
  • Influential voice in practice and service improvement
  • A commitment to supporting your health, well-being and work-life balance
  • Access to Research in Practice

Take a look at the jobs available and join a workforce that is on an exciting journey of improvement to help our most vulnerable children and young people thrive.