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Principal Care Manager / Principal Social Worker (Safeguarding Provider Team)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) Safeguarding Provider Team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Principal Social Worker/Principal Care Manager with substantial experience and knowledge of safeguarding to join our friendly team. 

What will you be doing?

This role involves the day-to-day prioritisation of safeguarding referrals and safeguarding case management, using Making Safeguarding Personal and working in partnership with providers and other stakeholders to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of our citizens.  

This is a hybrid role and there is an expectation to be in the office on a weekly rota and as circumstances dictate.

You will also be providing staff supervision, undertaking duty on rota basis, and working within key legislation such as The Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005.

About you

We are looking for someone who is a team player with creative problem-solving skills and ability to prioritise and work under pressure alongside the Team Manager . You will receive regular supervision and support from the Team Manager.

Your role will also be key in helping shape our services and the team.

If you have any queries about the role, please contact Laurie Warrilow:


North Northants Adult Social Care is committed to ensuring we reward Social Work experience within our Social Care workforce. Any registered Social Worker will be awarded an extra £2000 (pro rata) Market Forces Supplement on top of their base salary. This is to reward the unique experience and knowledge you bring.

In addition to this, North Northants Adult Social Care also offers enhanced rates of pay for those who undertake additional duties on top of their day-day Principal Social Work role.

For those who become Practice Educators, Approved Mental Health Professionals, or Best Interest Assessors (in addition to their Principal Social Worker role), and meet the base qualifying criteria, we offer a further £2000 (Pro Rata).

This means there is the potential to earn an extra £4,000 on top of your base salary.


Our benefits

We offer:

  • a competitive salary
  • a pension scheme, where we pay a significant contribution on top of your contribution. It provides life cover and ill-health protection.
  • opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and potential in a large unitary council
  • generous leave entitlement (28 days, rising to 33 days) and bank holidays, plus the option to buy up to an extra 10 days
  • agile and flexible working arrangements to help you with a healthy work-life balance.

About us

We are a new unitary council, established in April 2021; we are one of the largest unitary councils in the country. Our vision for North Northants is to be 'A place where everyone has the best opportunities and quality of life'.

Our priorities are:

  • helping people live active fulfilled lives
  • caring for our young people, providing them with high quality education and opportunities
  • enabling a thriving and successful economy
  • leading on a green and sustainable environment
  • ensuring our communities are connected so they can shape their lives and where they live
  • providing modern public services

Our values, as chosen by our staff, are - Customer-focused, Respectful, Efficient, Supportive and Trustworthy.

Your differences make us different - Achieve Together.

We are undertaking consultation with the Trade Unions on terms and conditions and the future NNC pay structure and during this time are appointing new employees on interim spot salaries. You will be advised of the outcome and any impact on your role once this work is complete.

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