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Back To Work Schemes

Local Government Association (LGA) and Cornwall Council Return to Work Schemes 

We're pleased to introduce the following Return to Work schemes. These are for people with experience in Legal or Social Work. They may have taken a career break to care for someone or been out of employment due to covid-19 or for 6 months or more.

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Cornwall Council Return to work scheme – Social Work

Cornwall Council offer a programme of support and training for experienced Social Workers. These are interested in returning to social work after a career break. This programme will enable candidates who have been out of practice for 2-10 years to regain their SWE registration whilst being in paid employment with the Council.

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In addition, Cornwall Council are delighted to have signed up to host a work placement in 2021. This is for the LGA Return to Work - Social Work scheme, for candidates who applied in May 2020.

LGA Return to work scheme – Legal programme

The LGA has launched the Return to Work  - Legal campaign. This will support experienced barristers, solicitors and legal executives to return to work after a career break. It will give you the chance to share your CV on an online recruitment platform with Councils that have job vacancies.

Apply for the Legal Campaign Return to Work Scheme 

Closes at midday on 31 December 2020. Early applications are recommended.