A recruitment event with a difference is taking place in Knowsley in September, led by social workers themselves.
The virtual recruitment event is a chance for anyone interested in working for Knowsley Council to hear first hand what it is like.
“We know that taking the next step in your career is a big decision – and in a profession like social care, you want to be sure that you are going to be well supported, given a manageable case load, and the opportunity to feel fulfilled,” explained Cllr Margaret Harvey, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services.
“That’s why we’re saying to social workers – come and find out first hand what it’s like here in Knowsley before you even apply for one of our jobs. And, if you like what you hear, you can be interviewed without even having to fill in a form beforehand.”
The Virtual Recruitment Event will take place on Tuesday, 6 September 2022 at 5pm. Social workers interested to know more can register, log on to the online event, ask questions and find out about the various opportunities on offer at Knowsley Council.
And there’s no need for candidates to spend hours beforehand preparing their CV or filling in an application form, without knowing if they’ll even get an interview. Instead, anyone with a social work qualification who attends the event can choose to go straight to a virtual interview there and then!
With social workers much in demand across the country, the council hopes the Virtual Event will show potential candidates that Knowsley is a place where their careers can thrive and they’ll be given the time they need to do the job they love, well.
Why work for Knowsley as a social worker?
Here’s what some current social workers told us were the best things about working for Knowsley:
Friendly teams, supportive managers
“Having good supportive managers makes such a huge difference in being able to emotionally cope with the demanding role of social work.” – Chantalle, Social Worker for Knowsley Council.
Always manageable caseloads
“At Knowsley, our caseloads are lower. I am a lot less stressed from when I worked at another local authority and had 52 on my caseload! I have a better work life balance than I did then.” – Sarah, Social Worker for Knowsley
Opportunities to develop your skills and progress your career
“There are many opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge. Managers recognise your potential and support progression. Positive outcomes and feedback is recognised and acknowledged by senior management. Knowsley is a great place to work for.” – Sarah, Social Worker for Knowsley
“I live in Knowsley and feel proud to be contributing to the area I live. I work in the Young Persons Team and have a fantastic team of dedicated social workers around me and very supportive management, with lots of opportunities for training and progression.” – Roy, Social Worker for Knowsley