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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: 30th September 2020

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: 30th September 2020

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: 30th September 2020

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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Assistant Headteacher - Virtual School

Brighter Futures for Children

Closing Date: 11th October 2020

Salary: £36,922 - £42,821

About us

If you live here, work here or just visit, you will already know Reading is a great place and at Brighter Futures for Children we2e dedicated to making it even better. Key to this is ensuring our workforce is equipped for the challenge this is where you come in.

Reading0 Virtual School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.


About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join Reading0 Virtual School for Children Looked After. The Virtual School is committed to promoting the educational achievement of Children Looked After and support young people to achieve their educational potential, to enable them through attaining good qualifications and a positive school experience to have more fulfilling careers, higher incomes, greater self-confidence and ultimately a better quality of life. There is absolute commitment from the Virtual School to aim to deliver an outstanding service through strong advocacy and collaborative engagement for Reading0 children looked after wherever they are placed.


About you

We are seeking to appoint a highly committed and inspirational Assistant Headteacher with a proven track record of improving educational outcomes for looked after children in the early years and primary phase. You will be passionate about tackling inequality and narrowing the achievement gap between children looked after and their peers, ensuring that children have the support and opportunity to grow, flourish and realise their full potential.

As Assistant Headteacher for children looked after you will have a breadth of experience and expertise in the early years and primary age range. You will also be highly skilled in providing challenge, advice and support to schools, children0 services teams and Foster Parents, working in partnership to ensure that all children have a timely and high quality electronic Personal Education Plan.


Our offer

We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you, l get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.

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Have a look at these great, short videos from our current staff sharing their experiences of working for BFfC, which are well worth watching here.

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