Emergency Duty Team Social Worker

Reference:6/SW/20/549 

Salary:£34,728.00 - £39,880.00 

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Shire Hall, Westgate Street - GL1 2TG  

Closing date:03 December 2020 at midnight 

We offer a generous reward & pay programme:



  • £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.

  • Clearly defined career pathway with support encouragement from management for individuals to fulfil their potential


Team: Emergency Duty Team (EDT) 

Location: Gloucester

Salary: £34,728- £39,880 + additional pay for overtime*


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


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.


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 based in the Emergency Duty Team which is a small bespoke service that responds to emergencies out of hours. Your role will involve working within a small and supportive team of Senior Social Workers where you will be prioritising effectively and making sound judgements in a variety of challenging situations. The Emergency Duty Team works closely with other agencies that also work out of hours both in the voluntary and statutory sectors. This position offers the opportunity to broaden your skillset and experience further.  You will work to a rolling rota which includes weekend and night working and longer shifts than day time teams, however you will also have two weeks off in every four weeks.


Whilst there is a management support 24/7, overnight shifts require skill and experience and ability to work autonomously at times, therefore it is a requirement you have a minimum of three years post qualifying experience of front line work with children and families or adult care services. You will need to be suitably experienced and confident in order to make decisions on emergency situations out of hours. 


To be successfully appointed you will need:



  • 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 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, 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.

Application Information

For an informal conversation about this role, please email Claire Connolly on 01452 328956 or via email Claire.Connolly@gloucestershire.gov.uk or Kevin Buck on 01452 426450 or via email kevin.buck@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Interview date: Friday 11th December 2020

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