Help to protect and enhance the lives of children in Reading

Join our friendly, dedicated social care team

Passionate about improving life chances for vulnerable children?

The best possible opportunities for the children of Reading are what we were established to deliver. We are an independent, not-for-profit-company and our responsibility is to provide excellent services for some of the most vulnerable children.

Our vision is to help every child have a happy, healthy, and successful life. We believe that we are most likely to succeed if our team, the children and young people are involved and engaged in everything we do.

We would like to hear from you if you are passionate about improving life chances for vulnerable children and keen to develop your skills and experience.

You will enjoy reduced caseloads and an excellent learning environment, with continuous internal and external opportunities to further your social work career.


Passionate about improving life chances for vulnerable children?

Why work with Brighter Futures for Children?

We protect and enhance the lives of the children of Reading.

We help families find long-term solutions to ensure children lead happy, healthy, and successful lives.

We offer a supportive framework
to develop your career.

You’ll work in a friendly and collaborative environment where we are committed to delivering positive outcomes

We have a strong training and
developmental pathway.

All team managers are permanent staff and our Consultant Practitioners will coach, mentor and support you.

We provide an excellent
employment package.

Competitive salary Generous holiday entitlement. Local Government Pension Scheme. Discounted childcare. On-site nursery.

We offer a range of extras.

Cycle to work scheme. Season ticket loans. Local discounts. Health and wellbeing programme. Staff Club and social events.

Reading has something for everyone

The historic university and minster town of Reading has something for everyone, whether you like to immerse yourself in culture, embrace the vibrant nightlife, or explore the surrounding countryside.

Reading is the county town of Berkshire, located in the heart of the Thames Valley. It has a mix of traditional town centre and mall shopping, with familiar names as well as independent shops. There are a variety of restaurants and bars, and a strong cultural scene.

We moved into our new Civic Offices opposite The Oracle shopping centre in the heart of Reading in 2014. They provide flexible state-of-the-art facilities. The nearby waterfront areas provide social spaces or the opportunity to enjoy some peace and quiet.

Reading has excellent transport links with access to the M4 and a mainline station with train routes across the country, reaching central London in just 30 minutes.

We have a number of pool cars available for use by members of staff who need to make visits or attend appointments outside of the office. You can also take advantage of a bike scheme where you can buy or hire a new bike and we offer staff season ticket loans and discounted travel with Reading Buses.

There’s never been a better time to join us in this historic town … as a member of a team that is setting new standards in the area of social care for children.

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