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Thank you for your interest in working with us. Whether you’re an experienced practitioner, a newly qualified social worker or you’re looking for a support services role, you’ll be able to develop your career in a great working environment with us in Reading.  Take a look for yourself…

Apart from our executive roles, here are all of our vacancies below and also on Jobs Go Public. The recruitment process is handled for us by our parent company, Reading Borough Council.

Social Worker - Family Intervention Team

Brighter Futures for Children

Closing Date: 18th June 2021

Salary: £39,371 - £43,934 per annum including £8,000 pa Market Supplement

We currently have vacancies for qualified social workers in our family intervention team. The family Interventions team receives the cases from access and assessment team and holds cases of children on child in need, child protection and in public law Outline process and children in care proceedings. We aim to ensure that our professionals have all the tools they need to do an exceptional job. We have recently introduced Consultant Practitioners into our establishment who are on hand to coach, mentor and support our staff through complex and high risk case work. We have also secured excellent training for all our staff through Research in Practice, and established a sound partnership with the NSPCC. We value our staff and want to support them in their progression with us. Please see the attached job description for a full list of the role responsibilities. If you think you might enjoy working at Brighter Futures for Children, you share our values, and you have a social work qualification and Current professional social work registration with Social Work England, then we would really like to hear from you. To apply please send your CV to recruitment@brighterfuturesforchildren.org We look forward to hearing from you. View Job...

Social Worker - A&A and CSPOA

Brighter Futures for Children

Closing Date: 18th June 2021

Salary: £39,371 - £43,934 per annum including £8,000 pa Market Supplement

We currently have vacancies for qualified social workers in our Assess and Assessment, and our Child Single Point of Assess. Assess and Assessment consists of four teams that deal with all s17 and s47 assessments. The Family Intervention Service picks up cases from our Access and Assessment Teams, long term work is carried out by the Family intervention Team. The Family Intervention Team also carry out work with child in need, child protection and looked after children cases. We aim to ensure that our professionals have all the tools they need to do an exceptional job. We have recently introduced Consultant Practitioners into our establishment who are on hand to coach, mentor and support our staff through complex and high risk case work. We have also secured excellent training for all our staff through Research in Practice, and established a sound partnership with the NSPCC. We value our staff and want to support them in their progression with us. Please see the attached job description for a full list of the role responsibilities. If you think you might enjoy working at Brighter Futures for Children, you share our values, and you have a social work qualification and HCPC registration, then we would really like to hear from you. To apply please send your CV to recruitment@brighterfuturesforchildren.org We look forward to hearing from you! View Job...

Social Worker - Children Looked After

Brighter Futures for Children

Closing Date: 18th June 2021

Salary: £39,371 - £43,934 per annum including £8,000 pa Market Supplement

We currently have vacancies for qualified social workers in our children looked after team.

The children looked after team consists of two teams who deal with all children in care. The team works alongside virtual school, fostering and adoption team.

We aim to ensure that our professionals have all the tools they need to do an exceptional job. We have recently introduced Consultant Practitioners into our establishment who are on hand to coach, mentor and support our staff through complex and high risk case work.

We have also secured excellent training for all our staff through Research in Practice, and established a sound partnership with the NSPCC. We value our staff and want to support them in their progression with us.

If you think you might enjoy working at Brighter Futures for Children, you share our values, and you have a social work qualification and current professional social work registration with Social Work England, then we would really like to hear from you.

To apply please send your CV to recruitment@brighterfuturesforchildren.org

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Social Worker - Children & Young People Disability Team (CYPD)

Brighter Futures for Children

Closing Date: 18th June 2021

Salary: £39,371 - £43,934 per annum including £8,000 pa Market Supplement

We currently have vacancies for qualified social workers in our Children and Young People Disability Team.

The CYPD Team looks after the children and young people of Reading with a disability 0 to 18. We are looking for a Social Worker who is passionate and who will be committed to this role and the team. If you feel you have the right qualities for our children and young people and want to make things better, then please come and join us.

We aim to ensure that our professionals have all the tools they need to do an exceptional job. We have recently introduced Consultant Practitioners into our establishment who are on hand to coach, mentor and support our staff through complex and high risk case work.

We have also secured excellent training for all our staff through Research in Practice, and established a sound partnership with the NSPCC. We value our staff and want to support them in their progression with us.

Please see the attached job description for a full list of the role responsibilities.

If you think you might enjoy working at Brighter Futures for Children, you share our values, and you have a social work qualification and current professional social work registration with Social Work England, then we would really like to hear from you.

To apply please send your CV to recruitment@brighterfuturesforchildren.org

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Assistant Team Manager - New Youth Prevention Team

Brighter Futures for Children

Application Closing Date: 31st May 2021

Salary: £36,922 - £42,821

The Team/Role

We are currently developing a team within our Early Help service to support vulnerable young people and their families where there are risks and concerns outside as well as within the home. For example those linked to serious youth violence, crime, gang-related activity, community safety, child criminal and sexual exploitation.

The Assistant Team Manager (ATM) has responsibility for the day-to-day operational management of a sub-team of youth work and Key Worker staff, under the guidance of the overall Team Manager (TM).

The ATM will be responsible for the good leadership, supervision and general management of their sub-team as well as the efficient and appropriate escalation of significant incidents.

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Early Years Practitioner - Level 3

Brighter Futures for Children

Application Closing Date: 06th June 2021

Salary: £19,312 - £21,748

We currently have a vacancy for a Qualified Early Years Practitioner to join our fabulous team at The Lodge. You will have the privilege of working with the most amazing children and passionate staff across two nurseries in Southcote and Coley.

The Lodge Nursery at Southcote is a 48 place day nursery providing day care and sessional care for 0 to 5 year olds.  The Coley Lodge Nursery is a 16 place provision for 2 year old funded children at Coley Park Children’s Centre. Due to expansion, we are looking for a passionate and motivated Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioners across both sites.

Our practice is underpinned by the value we place on working collaboratively with families with a systemic, holistic whole-family approach to support them in finding their own solutions and building on their strengths. We will always keep the focus on the child and we will make sure we know our children, young people and families well.

  • To ensure a full understanding of the nursery safeguarding policies and procedures and to maintain personal responsibility to safeguarding children
  • To bring any safeguarding concerns to the attention of the designated safeguarding leads
  • To support your line manager in the effective running of a room
  • To be a Key Person or Buddy to a group of children and to focus on their unique style of learning
  • To ensure that you have an excellent understanding of the EYFS framework and child development
  • To use your child development knowledge to ensure that all children are learning, being challenged and making progress from their starting points

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Educational and Child Psychologists X 4

Brighter Futures for Children

Application Closing Date: 30th May 2021

Salary: Soulbury Pay Scale A 3-8, £42, 075 - £51, 538

Role Responsibilities:

  • To provide consultation, assessment, advice and intervention regarding the education, behaviour and well-being of children and young people aged 0-25, working in partnership with children, parents and teachers.
  • To assist schools in developing effective approaches to meeting special educational needs.
  • To contribute to the development and implementation of Brighter Futures for Children policy and practice in relation to children’s educational development and well-being, with particular regard to SEND.
  • To write psychological advice, within specified timescales, for statutory assessments.
  • To contribute to the development and delivery of mental health projects.


Essential Qualifications:

  • A Masters or Doctorate qualification in Educational Psychology.
  • Eligibility for Health Professionals Council (HCPC) registration.
  • The ability to travel around Reading.


Essential knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Experience of working as an Educational Psychologist, either as a trainee or qualified Educational Psychologist.

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Open Jobs

Open job roles are those which don’t have a deadline for application and will be considered on a rolling basis.

Experienced Social Workers

Social work is a challenging but rewarding career through which you can make a real difference for children and families.

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We are always looking for talented, motivated individuals. If you can’t see a job that is suited to you please e-mail a copy of your CV to: recruit@brighterfuturesforchildren.org

Benefits of Working Here

  • Modern working environment in centre of Reading
  • Discounted staff car parking
  • Discounted on site day nursery (at the Civic Centre)
  • An array of discounts in shops, restaurants and online through the Vectis scheme
  • From 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Purchasing additional leave scheme
  • Local government pension scheme (Includes 13% contribution from BFfC and Life Assurance)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loans
  • Access to a range of training and development
  • Lease Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme.

The benefits of working with us are explained in more detail on our what we offer you page