Social Worker (Children's Social Work)

Reference:6/SW/21/017 

Salary:£32,234.00 - £39,880.00 

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:Yes 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Gloucestershire - GL12TG, GL517SA, GL205TT, GL54AE, GL71EB & GL142JF 

Closing date:31 January 2021 at midnight 

Location: All locations (Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Stroud, Cirencester and Forest of Dean) 


Looking for your next challenge? Then Gloucestershire County Council is hoping to hear from you! We are continuously on the lookout for top social work talent that will make a difference to the lives of Gloucestershire's young people. Can you make that difference? If so, get in touch! We are recruiting to vacancies across Gloucestershire.

Teams: We have vacancies in our assessment, safeguarding, permanency and disabled children and young people teams


Our Vision: Committed to building the best, our Children’s Services are looking for high calibre social workers with a track record of excellence, commitment and delivery to the highest standards, securing the best outcomes for the children and young people with whom they work.


Reward & Support: Here’s what we offer in return for your hard work. A generous pay and reward programme including:



  • £4,000 Welcome Payment*

  • £2,000 Retention Payment*

  • Up to £8,000 Relocation Package

  • Flexible working opportunities

  • Employee Benefits Programme

  • Annual Leave entitlement of 24.5 days rising to 29.5 days after 5 years continuous service.


The Social Worker salary is between £32,234 and £33,782. The Senior Social Worker salary is between £34,728 and £39,880 subject to experience.  The attached job profiles and competency framework outline the skills, knowledge and experience necessary for both roles.


We also offer all children’s social care staff a clearly defined career pathway with support and encouragement from management for individuals to fulfil their potential.


Our team structures are designed to ensure there is the right level of support available to staff and that caseloads are kept at a manageable level with a Team Manager, Advanced Practitioner, 4 Social workers and an ASYE making up each team’s full complement of staff. We need resilient, driven individuals who will play their part in making our vision for children’s services a success.   You will be joining an authority with a strong set of values that underpins the work we do; values of Accountability, Empowerment, Excellence, Integrity and Respect. For more information about our values, please click here.

Your Role: You will be instrumental in delivering a first-class service which will deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people of Gloucestershire.Through working with colleagues within the service and partner agencies you will ensure we are able to provide support and protection for children and young people in need and at risk.


As well as your experience as a frontline social worker, there are some things we require of you to be successfully appointed to this post:



  • Social Work England registration

  • A recognised qualification in Social Work

  • To have passed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)

  • A full driving licence and willingness to drive

  • DBS clearance


 About our Social Work Academy: The Gloucestershire Children’s Services Social Work Academy offers leadership of practice to develop outstanding Social Workers and Social Work leaders who effect positive change for children, young people and families in Gloucestershire.  The aim of our Academy is to support workers at all levels, from students and newly qualified Social Workers to our Senior Leaders with their professional accreditation responsibilities and career progression options, as well as ensuring that our Children’s Services workforce receive the highest quality Continuing Professional Development to make sure we are the best at what we do. For more information on our Social Work Academy, please click here.


For an informal chat about this role, please email CSWRecruitment@gloucestershire.gov.uk with your name, number and what you wish to discuss and a member of the team will give you a call within 48 hours!


To ensure a personalised and responsive recruitment experience all applicants will receive a call from the recruitment team to discuss this role, where you would like to practice and in what area and to book you in for an interview.

Application Information

This Position is subject to a DBS check.

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

*Please note, all our welcome payments and retention payments are non-contractual, pro-rata for part time staff and subject to National Insurance and tax deductions.

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