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

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.

The vacancies include social worker posts within the Looked After Children Service, the Disabled Children and Young People Team and the Children in Need and Child Protection Service, while people can also find out about future opportunities within Adult Social Care services.

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

In addition, the council will be hosting a seminar at the event for the first time, sharing the steps which it has taken to bring adults and children's social work more closely together over the last few years.

Councillor Val Gibson, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "We are attending this national event to raise the profile of social care services in Wolverhampton and promote the opportunities currently available, which in turn will help us further improve the already high standard of social work practice in the City."

Cabinet Member for Adult Services, Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE, 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.

"We are also excited to be hosting our first seminar, and are inviting practitioners to join us to hear how, by bringing together adults and children's social work, we are enabling professionals to share their knowledge and learning with each other and so achieve the best outcomes for the clients they work with."

The Compass Jobs Fair takes place at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre on Monday 12 March, 2018. For more information, please visit Type=links;Linkid=5645;Title=Compass Birmingham Jobs Fair;Target=_blank;. Registration is required to attend both the event and the seminar.

Anyone who cannot attend the Compass Jobs Fair but would like to know more about social care jobs available with the City of Wolverhampton Council, is invited to email

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