Our employees are our most valued resource. Get in touch with us now to find out how we can make a difference to your career.

"If you want to be the difference, come and join us. Together we will be awesome!"

Colin Foster - Chief Executive

Our career opportunities

Come and realise your potential with Northamptonshire Children's Trust! Northamptonshire may not have always had the best reputation but, we are improving, and want you on that journey with us.

  • We have amazing careers across the business offering you endless opportunities for development. For those looking for progression we provide new work challenges and the freedom to learn
  • In addition to this we understand the importance of a good work life balance and endorse flexible and remote working
  • Our salary and benefits packages are highly competitive, aligned with other trusts and authorities
  • Not only is our Signs of Safety model adopted in our social work practice but is also embraced across the organisation
  • We have a strong permanent leadership team, giving stability, direction and energy to the organisation and driving it to be outstanding
  • A culture of support, respect, challenge and reflection is shown by both leaders and staff

To find out more about our teams and open vacancies, please see below:

​TeamSalary​Job description​How to apply​
​Duty and Assessment Team (DAAT) Salary £33,568 to £36,597 per annum plus £4,000 recruitment bonus  ​Email your CV to: NCTrustcareers@NCTrust.co.uk
​Support and safeguardingSalary £33,568 to £36,597 per annum plus £4,000 recruitment bonus  ​Email your CV to: NCTrustcareers@NCTrust.co.uk
​Children in care ​Salary £33,568 to £36,597 per annum plus £4,000 recruitment bonus  ​Email your CV to: NCTrustcareers@NCTrust.co.uk
​Looked after childrenSalary £33,568 to £36,597 per annum plus £4,000 recruitment bonus  ​Email your CV to: NCTrustcareers@NCTrust.co.uk
​Disabled childrenSalary £33,568 to £36,597 per annum plus £4,000 recruitment bonus  ​Email your CV to: NCTrustcareers@NCTrust.co.uk
Team​​Salary​Job descriptionHow to apply​
​Duty and Assessment Team ​Salary £38,504 to £40,419 per annum plus £3,000 recruitment bonus​Email your CV to: NCTrustcareers@NCTrust.co.uk
​Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) ​​Salary £38,504 to £40,419 per annum plus £3,000 recruitment bonus​Email your CV to: NCTrustcareers@NCTrust.co.uk
​Support and Safeguarding​​Salary £38,504 to £40,419 per annum plus £3,000 recruitment bonus​Email your CV to: NCTrustcareers@NCTrust.co.uk
​Children in Care​Salary £38,504 to £40,419 per annum plus £3,000 recruitment bonus​Email your CV to: NCTrustcareers@NCTrust.co.uk
Team​​Salary​Job descriptionHow to apply​
​Duty and Assessment Team (DAAT) ​Salary £41,318 to £43,273 per annum plus £3,000 recruitment bonus​Email your CV to: NCTrustcareers@NCTrust.co.uk
​Support and SafeguardingSalary £41,318 to £43,273 per annum plus £3,000 recruitment bonus​Email your CV to: NCTrustcareers@NCTrust.co.uk
Team​​Salary​Job descriptionHow to apply​
​Support and Safeguarding​Salary £48,729 to £53,494 per annum plus £2,200 recruitment bonus​Email your CV to: NCTrustcareers@NCTrust.co.uk
Team​​Salary​Job descriptionHow to apply​
​Children in Care Team ​Salary from £50,795 plus benefits

​Email your CV to: NCTrustcareers@NCTrust.co.uk

​Support and Safeguarding (Kettering and Wellingborough)​​Salary from £50,795 plus benefits

​Email your CV to: NCTrustcareers@NCTrust.co.uk

Our Teams

Our specialist teams are recruiting experienced social workers, senior social workers, advanced practitioners, practice managers and team managers across the county.

Read more about our teams and current opportunities by clicking the links below.

Join our Duty and Assessment Team (DAAT)

We are looking for experienced, ambitious social workers to join us. Together we can make a difference.

Opportunities in DAAT

​Our benefits

​Working for Northamptonshire Children's Trust you will have access to a generous benefits package.

Training and development opportunities
 

Training and development opportunities

Work towards qualifications, develop new skills and gain experience.

Generous annual leave entitlement
 

Generous annual leave entitlement

26 days annual leave with extra days gained with longer service.

Purchase extra annual leave
 

Purchase extra annual leave

Option to purchase an additional five weeks per year.

Flexible working
 

Flexible working

Options include part-time working, compressed hours, job share, term-time working and flexible working hours.

Occupational maternity leave
 

Occupational maternity leave

Additional 12 weeks at up to 50% of salary.

Local government pension scheme
 

Local government pension scheme

Option to join subsidised scheme.

More 4 U offers and discount scheme
 

More 4 U offers and discount scheme

A range of savings and discounts available on well-known brands.

Employee discounts
 

Employee discounts

​Access to KAARP benefits plus access to organisations and shops who offer county council employee discounts on services and products.

​Our training and development offer

High quality learning and development opportunities are available to our staff, including practice development and management and leadership skills.

We have also developed new training programmes for social workers, team managers and service managers, which are in line with the new national social worker accreditation scheme.

Training and development

Team locations

Our specialist teams are based in offices around Northamptonshire:

​Location Team Address​
​Corby Safeguarding ​North 6 and 7 ​Gainsborough Road, Corby, NN18 OQP
​Daventry ​Safeguarding South 7 and 8 Daventry District Council offices, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP​
​Kettering Safeguarding North 1 and 5​ William Knibb Centre, Kettering, NN16 8AE​
​Northampton (countywide service) Disabled Children's Team​ One Angel Square, Northampton, NN1 1ED​
​Northampton (countywide service) MASH / Emergency Duty Team​ Criminal Justice Centre, Northampton, NN4 7SL​
​Northampton (Countywide service)​Duty and Assessment Team​One Angel Square, Northampton, NN1 1ED
​Northampton (Countywide service)​Adoption and Fostering​One Angel Square, Northampton, NN1 1ED
​Northampton (Countywide)​Children's Homes​Various locations across the county
Wellingborough​ ​Safeguarding North 2 and 4 ​Penrith Drive Children's Centre, Wellingborough, NN8 3XL

Why Northamptonshire?

Northamptonshire is an ambitious, forward-looking county that is keen to make things happen.

The county has a serious appetite for growth, welcoming employment and housing development, and is perfectly situated at the heart of the country.

Within a one-hour drive of London, there are affordable homes in both urban and rural locations, with an attractive average house price of £231,035.

The county has an eclectic mix of industrial towns, historical market towns and quaint countryside villages offering something for everyone.

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​Ready to make a difference?

  • Relationship-based, solutions-focused 'Signs of safety' training
  • Supportive team environments, flexible and family working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance (up to 40 days) and local government pension scheme
  • Up to £4,000 recruitment bonus
  • Up to £8,000 towards relocation

Apply now

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