Social care professionals can find out more about some of the job opportunities available in Wolverhampton at a recruitment fair in Birmingham next week.

Representatives from the City of Wolverhampton Council's Adults and Children's Social Care services will be on hand to highlight current vacancies in the city at the annual Compass Jobs Fair, the largest social work and social care recruitment, retention and career development event in the UK, on Monday 4 October, 2021.

Job hunters will also be able to speak to employees already working in Wolverhampton about their experiences. 

In addition, the council will be hosting 2 seminars at the event. One will focus on equalities in social work facilitated by Principal Social Worker Jennifer Rogers. In the second seminar, care leaver Casey Gavin, who now works for the council, will talk about how practitioners can better 'hear' the voice of the child.

Current vacancies include social worker and newly qualified social worker posts across Children’s Services, while people can also find out about future opportunities within Adult Services. 

Councillor Beverley Momenabadi, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "We believe Wolverhampton is the best place to do social work and we are constantly striving to improve and drive up standards of practice across the city.

“Our social workers do an incredible job and, as a council, we do all we can to support them in their role.”

Councillor Linda Leach, Cabinet Member for Adult Services, added: “We are keen to hear from talented social care professionals who are looking for the opportunity to make a real difference to service users and who want to join our fabulous teams, and we would also encourage people to join us at one – or both – of our seminars which are taking place during the event."

The Compass Jobs Fair takes place at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre. For more information, please visit Compass. Registration is required to attend the event.

Anyone who cannot attend the Compass Jobs Fair but would like to know more about social work jobs available can visit Wolves Social Work or email