Our Roles

Sefton Children’s Services is an innovative, forward thinking place to work and our workforce are caring and welcoming people, committed to making a difference to the lives of our children, young people and families. We are investing over £10m into our service and have embarked on an exciting improvement journey. Take a look at our open roles and apply today.

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Hello, my name is Risthardh Hare, and I am the Director of Education and Children’s Services in Sefton. Thank you for your interest in wishing to be part of an amazing team.

We pride ourselves on being an open, co-operative service that is absolutely committed to placing children and young people at the heart of all we do. There is an energy in Sefton that reflects our commitment to delivering the very best service to our children, young people and families. Like all Children’s Services we have our challenges, but we are meeting these challenges head on with our dedicated, creative and passionate colleagues.

In Sefton, we have high aspirations for our children and young people; we want them to be heard, happy, healthy, and given wonderful opportunities to achieve. We want the same for our employees – our people, who are one of our most important assets. Our aim is to attract the best practitioners to Sefton, for them to enjoy their work and choose to progress their careers here.

If you share our passion and want to be part of our great team, now is the time to join Sefton Children’s Services, an organisation going places!

Risthardh Hare
Director of Education and Children’s Services

About Us

Happy. Heard. Healthy. Achieving. That’s our vision for our children and young people across Sefton, but it’s also our vision for our own people. We want to support our Social Work teams to do their best work and for all employees across the service to be happy coming into work; feel valued and supported as people and professionals.

We are remodelling our teams, creating additional posts and increasing service manager capacity and assistant directors to provide increased support, oversight and focus.

Sefton is also the first local authority within the Liverpool City Region to be Navajo accredited, which means we’re committed to promoting the rights of LGBTQ+ people. As well as this, we’re also a Disability Confident accredited employer and are fully committed to building a diverse workforce that represents the needs of our communities. You can view our equality & diversity policy here.

We care passionately about our children, young people and families, and we’re looking for people who can #MakeADifference across all our communities, ensuring close working with partners to achieve best outcomes.


Our People

In Sefton we have high aspirations not only for our children and young people, but also for all employees. We recognise that our people truly are our greatest asset and understand that we need to support them to enable them to do the best job possible. We are committed to getting the best out of everyone and know that this is easier if they are happy coming into work; feel valued and heard. We want everyone to have opportunities to develop and to be able to achieve a good work-life balance.

We want our people to invest in Sefton so that we can provide children, young people, and families with consistent support. We know that this can help us to build relationships and make a difference to the lives of children, young people and families. As part of our improvement journey we’re investing in our people and have developed a new People Strategy and Career Progression Policy.


Our Offer

We’re committed to delivering the best possible service for our children, young people and families. In order to do this, we recognise how important it is to value people currently employed in Sefton and ensure that our offer to new people is attractive. So, here’s just some of what we can offer you – scroll down to see our full offer.

  • A competitive salary. We offer a fair, inclusive and transparent salary that is indicated on each job advert.
  • Flexible working. The world has changed, and so has the way we work. Sefton Council adopts an agile approach to work.
  • Annual leave. We offer a generous amount of leave (minimum 27 days, rising to 32 days with 5 years’ service, pro rata), with the opportunity to buy extra days if desired.
  • Give back to the community. Sefton is a diverse Borough home to over 250,000 people, so we offer everyone 2 days paid leave a year to give back to our communities with our volunteering policy.
  • Health and wellbeing. You’ll be looking after some of the most vulnerable people in our society, so we’ll do everything we can to look after you. Our people can access free counselling, mental & wellbeing support, subsidised leisure centre memberships and more.
  • Plus so much more. We’re talking about things like money off theatre tickets, interest free public transport loans, cycle to work scheme and free eye tests. Also, access to excellent training and development opportunities.

Our Benefits

  • Nurturing, supportive & inclusive culture

  • Flexible working policies

  • Excellent health & wellbeing offer

  • Commitment to your personal development & training

  • Golden Hello, Market Supplement and ASYE Incentive scheme

  • Generous annual leave

  • Access to benefits & discounts

  • Relocation packages where applicable

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