Senior Social Worker (Adults)

Reference:3/AD/21/016 

Salary:£34,728.00 - £39,880.00 

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Learning Disabilities Team, Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester - GL1 2TP 

Closing date:07 February 2021 at midnight 

Subject to meeting qualifying conditions, we offer relocation of up to £5,000 to use towards the cost of relocating to Gloucestershire.

Are you an experienced Social Worker passionate about working with people to promote independence and dedicated to making a difference? Then we would love to hear from you! 

About the role:

We have a full time (37 hours) Senior Social Worker position available in our Learning Disabilities team. The team has a supportive and engaged management structure including an Integrated Social Care Manager, two Deputy Social Care Managers, Social Work Leads and Social Care Leads. It also consists of around 55 other staff members, including qualified Senior Social Workers, Social Workers, Adult Social Care Practitioners and an administration team.


To find out more about working in the Learning Disabilities Locality, visit our “Meet the Teams” webpage here.


The Senior Social Worker role could be the perfect next step of your career; with this role offering you more challenge and complexity, without the added management responsibility. We look to our Senior Social Workers to provide expert social work practice in complex situations, assessing and managing higher levels of risk. You will work closely with a range of professionals and more senior managers to ensure a balance of support and independence is achieved, through offering expert evidence based opinion.


About you:


As Senior Social Workers, we understand the work you do on a daily basis and provide the support you need to make a difference to the people of Gloucestershire. To join us, you must have:



  • Have a social work qualification and be SWE* registered

  • Have completed your ASYE* program or have relevant statutory experience

  • Have evidence of continuous professional development

  • Have the passion to promote people’s strengths and the ability to make a difference in a safe working approach to social work practice


About us:


Gloucestershire County Council Adult Social Care is on an exciting journey working towards the Three Conversation approach, a model that re-emphasises focus on people, their strengths and the networks and community around them. See how Gloucestershire Adult Social Care’s #Makethedifference approach is transforming lives and reinvigorating social work in the county by reading our Community Care Editorial.


Our Social Workers do all they can to make the difference to local communities in Gloucestershire. Here are some of the benefits we offer in return for your hard work.



  • Regular formal and informal support

  • Safe, supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision

  • Transfer options after one year in post, allowing for continuous development of skills and knowledge in different Adult Social Care settings.

  • Accredited post-qualified training opportunities, enabling you to develop your skills

  • Personal licences to Adults CCINFORM

  • Access to mandatory training and additional topical bi-annual workshops.

  • Clear career progression pathways, to support you in progressing professionally and personally

  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&C's apply)

  • Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network.

  • Annual leave up to 29.5 days after 5 years employment

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

  • Staff discount scheme that offers access to great savings including discounts with major supermarket chains and high street retailers


We’re closer than you think:


We are an easy commute from many locations, view our commuting times map to see what we mean. However, we understand that commuting isn’t for everyone, so if you are in the process of relocating, why not email us to discuss opportunities further.


To join a locally award winning team, click “Apply” today! You will also find links to the Job Profile and Guidance Notes below.


Alternatively, for an informal discussion, please contact ASCrecruitment@gloucestershire.gov.uk to arrange a convenient time for a call back.


* For interested professionals located in Wales and Scotland, please contact us to discuss your application.


 This position is subject to an Adults Enhanced DBS with Adults Barred List check.

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.

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Additional Information

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