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Register Your Interest We are always looking for great people to provide the best possible care for our patients and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to apply. You can give us a call for an informal chat on 01904 404270, or complete the form to register your interest.

The Retreat Current Vacancies

Employment opportunities at a leading provider of mental health services in York. Please see a list of current vacancies below.

Senior Social Worker - FTC 6 months

Senior Social Worker - FTC 6 months

  • Salary: Circa £33,000 - £34,500 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work: Full time
  • Closing Date: 27th March 2018
  • Interview Date: 9th April 2018

The Retreat York is a not-for-profit specialist mental health care provider, working with the NHS to provide care for people with complex and challenging needs.  Our relationships are based on respect, dignity and tolerance and our patients are kept safe and secure through strong therapeutic relationships.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Social Worker for a fixed 6 month period, to provide support at The Retreat.

In this role, as well as undertaking social work assessment and deivising care plans with patients to meet assessed need, you will also advise the multi disciplinary team on safeguarding vulnerable adults.  As a qualified social worker you will be an excellent team worker, with proven experience of working with vulnerable adults in often challenging circumstances.

You will need:

  • A minimum of two years post qualifying experience
  • Up to date knowledge of Mental Health Law, the Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding procedures.

For informal enquiries, please contact Sue Hogston on 01904 404330 or email

Benefits at The Retreat include:

  • A contributory defined benefit pension scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Staff Discount Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
Volunteer Pianist

We are currently looking for a Volunteer Pianist to play the piano in our QP Cafe.  You will be required on an occasional basis.  Flexibility is essential and long term commitment following an initial trial period.

If you are interested and can play the piano to a good standard and have some spare time on your hands, please contact Joyce Latimer by email


The Retreat is an Equality employer. Our aim is to be fair to everybody and to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives more or less favourable opportunities or treatment on the grounds of, for example: age, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality (subject to nationality rules), sex / gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, religion or religious affiliation / belief, part-time working, trade union membership and duties.

All appointments are subject to the receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

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