Why Wolverhampton

Our vision within Adult Services:
People of Wolverhampton will be at the centre of everything we do, celebrating uniqueness, promoting independence, wellbeing and safety. We will do this by:

  • Empowering People by providing the right information and advice to help make decisions and lead their best life
  • Enabling People to get the right support at the right time to keep or regain their independence
  • Encouraging People to continue to use what is strong in their families and communities whilst ensuring choice and control
  • Supporting People to think about their future and  possible changes needed to live the life they want to

Our vision for the Children and Young People we work with is:

  • To develop respectful and empowering relationships with children, young people and families
  • To ensure children are at the centre of everything we do
  • High aspirations, high expectations

There are lots of reasons why you should choose Wolverhampton as a place to develop and further your social care career.

  • Ofsted ‘GOOD’ rated for Children’s Services
  • Four times award winners at the MJ Awards including Local Authority of the Year 2017
  • Supportive ASYE programme
  • Positive learning culture and commitment to continual professional development

Following a recent Health Check across Adults and Children, it highlighted:

  • Over 90% of social workers said that communication with Senior Managers is effective which is more than last 4 years
  • Almost all of social workers feel the council is actively tackling inequality and discrimination
  • Supervision is of a high quality – 90% saying they are satisfied with the supervision they receive
  • Social workers say there is a clear model of social work practice in adults and in children’s
  • More social workers are spending more time working directly with children, young people, families and adults with care and support needs
  • High satisfaction with Learning and Development opportunities offered in Wolverhampton
  • Strong sense of pride – majority would recommend City of Wolverhampton as an employer and want to stay here
  • Social workers say they have supportive managers and teams

Our commitment to our service users is second to none and we take great pride in the working environment that we have created for our staff. We firmly believe that it is the supportive and collaborative culture that allows our employees to do their best work.
Find out more about some of the benefits of working for the City of Wolverhampton Council.

Location - Our central location and our excellent air, rail and road links place us at the heart of England - and Europe.
Connectivity - We’re very well-connected - not just to air and ground transport, but to the digital superhighway.
Economy - It’s no surprise that the city that makes things happen is predicted to grow its economy up to 3% faster than the national average over the next decade.
Workforce - The City of Wolverhampton is home to over 254,000 people and has a travel-to-work labour force of 882,000 highly-skilled and motivated people.
Lifestyle - Wolverhampton offers you all the lifestyle advantages of city living, just ten minutes from open countryside.
Find out more about what makes Wolverhampton a great place to work and discover how we can help you achieve, learn and grow. Visit the City of Wolverhampton Council home page at: www.wolverhampton.gov.uk and our dedicated Invest in Wolverhampton website at: www.investwolverhampton.com.

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