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Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO)

Bradford Temporary, Part Time £37.35 - £37.35 per hour

Ashberry Recruitment are always looking to recruit Social Workers, Senior Social Workers, Practice and Team Managers plus IRO’s and Support Workers for Social Work Services across the North of England.

This particular requirement is for an Agency Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) to join our client Bradford Children & Families Trust (was Bradford Council) and be part of their Safeguarding & Reviewing Unit.


3 key purposes of the role

  • To co-ordinate and chair looked after children’s reviews within statutory timescales placing the       child at the centre of the reviewing process ensuring their thoughts and feelings are taken into   account in the planning process.
  • To review and monitor the effectiveness of care plans for looked after children. To ensure that       Care plans are promptly implemented, that agreed actions are being progressed and that     there is no drift in permanency planning.
  • To ensure that there is appropriate preparation for LAC reviews and to follow up any concerns regarding Bradford MDC as a Corporate Parent.

Full job description available upon request


Ashberry Recruitment would ask that applicants meet the following:

  • DIPSW or equivalent qualification in Social Work
  • Social Work England registration
  • Enhanced and in date DBS certificate.
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to make good decisions based on information available.
  • Can work alone and within/contribute to a team/multi-agency set ups.
  • Possess knowledge of service needs.
  • Competent IT skills and be able to navigate electronic file/recording systems.
  • Can write clear, concise, and robust assessment/reports/files.
  • Have a flexible approach to work and working hours when the need arises

Why Ashberry?

  • Dedicated experienced consultant providing the ultimate support through your job search
  • Friendly compliance team to guide you through the registration and placement process
  • Provides your essential Enhanced DBS
  • £250 Referral bonus

Please contact Gavin on 01282 525510 or regarding this or ANY other Social Worker role you may desire.

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