Experienced Social Worker - Safeguarding/Children in Care

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Salary:£28,485.00 - £31,601.00 

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester - GL1 2TG 

Closing date:28 June 2017 at midnight 

We value our social workers and are excited to be offering a recruitment welcome payment of £3,000 for experienced Social Workers who take up positions in our safeguarding & children in care teams. Additionally we offer a relocation payment of up to £5,000.

Gloucestershire County Council is looking to recruit dynamic and child focused Social Workers with proven experience to join our growing workforce as we work together with the children and families of Gloucestershire to improve their outcomes and keep them safe.

We have a number of opportunities available across our teams, with both full-time and part-time opportunities available. Gloucestershire operates a locality model with safeguarding teams based in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Cirencester; Stroud; and Cinderford (Forest of Dean). In Gloucester City we have an innovative inner-city Pod model providing targeted attention on smaller areas of urban development with a series of small, supportive teams working closely with co-located multi-agency partners.

We also have opportunities available in our Children in Care teams, working across larger geographical areas; these are based in Gloucester, Cheltenham & Stroud.

About you

  • You will be HCPC registered

  • Passionate about achieving the best outcomes for children through direct work

  • Creative and credible in your approach

  • Experience of multi agency working

  • Have recent statutory experience of working with families and protecting children who are in need and at risk

  • Experience writing assessments and outcome focused plans with children and families

  • Recent statutory experience working with children in care

  • Good knowledge of relevant legislation, regulation and research - you’ll be ready to influence and embed positive change

In return, we offer a supportive working environment for our staff and we run a focused and tailored learning and development programme to help our staff develop and grow. We have a structure which will support you to advance and progress in your career.

Gloucestershire has something to interest everyone with broad culture and variety. For more information about living in Gloucestershire, and working for us, visit http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/jobs/about-working-for-gloucestershire-county-council

For more information about the role, please contact Chantal Ash at Chantal.Ash@gloucestershire.gov.uk. You can also follow us on twitter at @GCCSocialWork and search for GCC Social Work Careers on Facebook.

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to a DBS check. As part of our safer recruitment policy if you are short listed we will request references from your previous and current employer.

Application Information


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.

Below you will also find links to the Job Profile and Guidance Notes. Click ‘Apply’ to continue.

If you have any difficulty completing the on-line application form, or require this document in another format, please contact us and we can discuss your needs and provide help.  Telephone 01452 425888, option 2 then option 1 or email ContactUs@gloucestershire.gov.uk


If you wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis, please obtain approval from your current line manager that you may be released on a secondment before submitting an application form.