Recruitment drive to encourage qualified social workers to return to the profession

Posted on Thursday 2nd January 2020
Qualified social workers who have taken a break from their career are being encouraged to consider returning to social work and continue to make a difference to adults and children’s lives.

Taking a career break, having a family or working in a different field are all reasons why some qualified social workers move away from the profession. This latest recruitment drive aims to help qualified social workers to return to work at BCP Council.

Qualified social workers who are thinking about returning to adult or children’s social care in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are invited to a drop-in recruitment event at Bournemouth University, on Friday 10 January 2020 (9am – 5pm).

Hosted by the Pan-Dorset and Wiltshire Social Work Teaching Partnership, the drop-in event will offer people the opportunity to re-register as a social worker, receive advice and guidance and hear from professionals in the field. Representatives from BCP Council, Dorset Council and Wiltshire Council as well as Bournemouth University and other key partners will be on hand throughout the day to provide advice and information.

Councillor Lesley Dedman, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health, said: “We are always looking to attract more skilled staff to both adults and children’s social care. There will be many qualified social workers, who, for whatever reason have taken a break or left the profession. It’s important we do not lose that expertise and we encourage people who are thinking about returning, to speak to us and find out how we can help them to regain the confidence, skills and knowledge to come back and support us to deliver our vital services for adults and children.”

For more information and to register for the recruitment event: visit: www.pdwtp.org.uk/events or contact, Lynn Branson, tel: 07900 703526 or email: lynn.branson@bcpcouncil.gov.uk.