Advanced Practitioner (Children's Social Work)

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Reference:6/SW/20/427 

Salary:£40,876.00 - £43,857.00 

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Forest of Dean - GL14 2JF 

Closing date:04 October 2020 at midnight 

Location: Forest of Dean

Team: Assessment 


Our Vision:

Looking for your next challenge? Then Gloucestershire County Council is hoping to hear from you!

Committed to building the best, our Children’s Services are on the lookout for a high calibre Advanced Practitioner, 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.


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 compliment of staff.

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. You will be a resilient, driven individual who can play your part in making our vision for children’s services a reality.

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;



  • A recognised qualification in Social Work

  • Social Work England registration

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

  • A full driving licence and willingness to drive

  • DBS clearance 


Reward & Support:


  • A generous pay and reward programme including:

  • £3,000 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.


*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.

We also offer all children’s social care staff a clearly defined career pathway with support encouragement from management for individuals to fulfil their potential. Throughout your time at Gloucestershire, you can expect a high level of challenge and support from management.

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 affect 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.
Our Children’s Services workforce receives 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.

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.

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