Return to Social Work Programme (Children's Social Work)

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Working Hours:37 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Casual  

Location:All locations across Gloucestershire - GL1 2TG  

Closing date:31 March 2020 at midday 


Are you, or do you know, a qualified social worker who has been out of practice for 2-10 years wanting to return to the profession? If the answer is yes, then you or they may be eligible for the free Return to Social Work training programme, developed by the Local Government Association and the Government Equalities Office.

Getting back into social work after a period away can be tough, but with the right support returning social workers can regain the confidence, experience and knowledge they need to get back to making a difference to people’s lives.

Gloucestershire County Council is taking part in this years programme and will be offering some placements within its Children's service through this Local Government Association approved scheme. Please note we are only offering placements for Children's Social Workers and not Adult's Social Workers.

The Return to Social Work programme provides support to individuals through hands-on work placements, specialist training, comprehensive coaching, and mentoring – all completely free. Once registered and ready to re-enter the workplace, the programme will even help candidates prepare for their interviews.

Returning couldn’t be simpler.

To ensure nobody misses out on this opportunity, please tell people to visit for more information and to apply. If you have any questions drop the LGA an email at and they will do their best to help.

The deadline for applications is midday on 31 March.

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.