Portsmouth City Council is working with partners to promote careers in social care for both adults and children.

We pride ourselves on:

  • staff development - nationally recognised for very high standards, the council is committed to continuous learning, from our comprehensive training programme to sharing your expertise with others we challenge ourselves to move on, improve and deliver higher quality services
  • resources - structured to allow focus on quality of practise with four ancillary support services and a number of in-house specialists. A recent inspection remarked that we have less stress and more job satisfaction in our roles. Our social workers have on average a caseload of 17
  • management style and culture - honest, brave and committed, with an ethos of shared learning, coaching, supporting and team work which builds a genuine focus on developing and empowering you to deliver

We are interested in recruiting bank qualified, social workers staff through our temporary agency, or look on our main job site for social work and other social care vacancies.

For more information, email recruitment@portsmouthcc.gov.uk, phone 023 9283 4439 during office hours, or leave a message on our recruitment answerphone 023 9268 8536 at any other time.

Careers in adult social care

Read about what inspires three social care workers in Portsmouth to do the jobs they do, by downloading the Caring Works leaflet below.

Skills for Care has more information about working in the social care sector.

Careers in children's social care

Portsmouth City Council has a wide range of roles in children's services to improve the outcomes and lives of children across the city. Help create brighter futures for Portsmouth's next generation, drawing on your experiences and sound judgement as part of a truly innovative and effective service.

The variety of work, innovation and regeneration will challenge your skills, experience and knowledge.

Follow the link to read more about how we work and current job opportunities in children's services.

Care ambassadors - social care role models 

Care ambassadors are experienced care workers, who act as role models to inspire and encourage others to consider careers in social care. They are chosen for their enthusiasm, commitment, confidence and the ability to convey their passion to others in an informed way. 

Portsmouth currently has a small group of care ambassadors from both the local authority and the independent sector, who welcome opportunities to work with schools, colleges and community groups to portray a positive image of the care sector through interactive presentations. They will use a range of fun activities that bring the world of social care to life.

Care ambassadors are also pleased to attend job fairs. 

To find out more, email careambassador@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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