Improving Lives


Senior Social Worker

Pontefract, (office based with regular travel)



Job Title: Senior Social Worker

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Salary: £39,599 per annum plus 29 days (plus bank holidays) annual leave, pension, Westfield Health, free onsite parking and other benefits

Are you looking for a job that will put you at the heart of providing welfare services for a diverse client group, including older people and those with disabilities?

CISWO is a national charity whose mission is to improve the lives of individuals and communities facing disadvantage due to the impact of the coal mining industry.
We are currently recruiting for a Senior Social Worker to be based in our office in Pontefract to lead the service delivery within the Yorkshire and North East region, managing a team of office based and home based Social Work Assistants providing advice and support to former miners and their dependents.

This is a great opportunity for someone with a strong social work background with experience of managing a team in a social care setting and supporting older people and / or people with disabilities.


As Senior Social Worker, you will:


  • Lead and manage the team to provide a high quality, professional, outcomes focused service for our client group.Manage a small caseload of clients when necessary, including carrying out high quality assessments and providing a range of appropriate interventions based on the needs of the clients.
  • Act as the safeguarding lead for the region, supporting team members to take appropriate action as required.
  • Drive service performance and improvement and ensure the effective management of casework across the team.
  • Manage the delivery of a range of interventions including welfare benefits advice, mobility support, social isolation, and financial issues.
  • Promote the service locally and develop partnerships with other agencies to ensure an integrated and multidisciplinary approach.


The essential qualities, skills and experience you will need to apply for this role:


  • A degree in social work or equivalent social work qualification and current professional registration
  • Experience of community based social care services with experience of delivery with older people and / or disability services
  • Experience of leading / managing a team with the ability to manage & effectively prioritise caseloads
  • Knowledge and understanding of the values and principles underpinning working with vulnerable adults and their carers within the community setting,
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and good practice, particularly in relation to older people, mental health and disability 
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills with good judgement and logical decision making ability
  • A valid driving licence and access to own vehicle


This role will require a satisfactory DBS check.


How to apply

Please send your CV along with a supporting statement detailing how you meet the requirements for the role and send to