Job Opportunities

If you are passionate about working with children and families and making a difference, why not consider your next opportunity with Gloucestershire County Council.

Pay & Reward

Gloucestershire recognise that having an attractive pay and rewards package is essential when attracting high caliber Social Workers.

We offer generous salaries across all of our roles:

Social Workers £32,234- £33,782

Senior Social Workers £34,728- £39,880

Advanced Practitioners £40,876- £43,857

Team Managers £44,863- £46,845

As well as this we also offer:

- Welcome payments*
- Relocation package of up to £8,000*
- Retention payments of £2,000*
- Flexible working opportunities
- Parking available*

-Renewal of Social Work England registration

-Access to Gloucestershire’s 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.

*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.


Newly Qualified Social Worker ASYE (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £30,451- £31,346

Locations: All locations (Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cinderford, Tewkesbury, Cirencester and Stroud)

The role of a Newly Qualified Social Worker ASYE:

Are you looking for a Council which will support you as a Newly Qualified Social Worker on your Assessed and Supported year in Employment (ASYE) and provide a rewarding environment to grow and develop your career? Then Gloucestershire County Council would like to hear from you!

 

Apply - Newly Qualified Social Worker ASYE (Children's Social Work)


Social Worker (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £32,234- £39,880

Locations: All locations (Cheltenham, Cirencester, Gloucester, Stroud, Tewkesbury and Forest of Dean)

The role of a Social Worker:

As a children’s social worker you will work to ensure we keep the children and young people at the heart of our  assessments and decision making.  Through working with other staff 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. To undertake this role with us we need:

- Your commitment and enthusiasm to add value to our Children’s Service
- Your front line experience as a qualified and registered social worker
- Your curiosity, analytical and communication skills to deliver high quality assessments to ensure the best outcomes for our children and their families.
- You to provide high level support and challenge to social work colleagues to foster a learning culture
- You to also bring resilience to manage situations of a challenging nature

Apply -  Social Worker (Children's Social Work)


Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Social Worker - (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £32,234- £39,880

Location: Gloucester

The role of a MASH Social Worker:

As a social worker within our MASH, you will work to ensure we keep the children and young people at the heart of our assessments and decision making.  Through working with other staff 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.

In this role you will work in partnership with other agencies (health, education, police, voluntary sector etc.) to ensure families receive coordinated and appropriate support in relation to their assessed need.

You will need a clear understanding of the principle and function of a Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub and evidence of the ability to determine positive outcomes for children and young people within tight timescales.

Apply - Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Social Worker (Children's Social Work)


Assessment Team Manager (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £44,863- £46,845

Locations: Stroud, Gloucester & Tewkesbury 

The role of an Assessment Team Manager:

As an Assessment Team Manager you will be accountable for a team of social workers on the front line. These workers will be making first contact with children and families, ensuring children are seen in a timely manner, quality assessments of need are completed and the necessary actions taken. To undertake this role with us we need:


- Your commitment and enthusiasm to add value to our Children’s Service
- Your front line experience as a qualified and registered social worker
- Your leadership experience including mentoring / coaching to support a team of social workers
- You to provide high level support and challenge to social work colleagues to foster a learning culture
- You to also bring resilience to manage situations of a challenging nature

 

Apply - Assessment Team Manager (Children's Social Work)


Safeguarding Team Manager (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £44,863- £46,845

Locations: Cheltenham, Tewkesbury & Forest of Dean

The role of a Safeguarding Team Manager:

We are on the lookout for resilient, driven individuals who can play their part in making our vision for children’s services a success. 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 make sure we are able to provide support and protection for children and young people in need and at risk. To undertake this role with us we need:

- Your commitment and enthusiasm to add value to our Children’s Service
- Your front line experience as a qualified and registered social worker
- Your leadership experience including mentoring / coaching to support a team of social workers
- You to provide high level support and challenge to social work colleagues to foster a learning culture
- You to also bring resilience to manage situations of a challenging nature

Apply - Safeguarding Team Manager (Children's Social Work)  


Independent Reviewing Team Manager (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £46,641- £50,157

Locations: Gloucester

The role of an Independent Reviewing Team Manager:

You will be joining a new management team at an exciting time and will be responsible for managing and supporting a team of Independent Safeguarding and Reviewing Officers. The Reviewing Service is lead by an Service Manager and includes 2 large teams of Independent Safeguarding and Reviewing Officers. One team focuses on work with children subject to child protection plans and one team focuses on work with children in care. 

Apply - Independent Reviewing Team Manager (Children's Social Work)  


Fostering Recruitment Team Social Worker (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £32,234- £39,880

Locations: Gloucester

The role of a Fostering Recruitment Team Social Worker:

You’ll need to be familiar Fostering assessments and the recruitment process of prospective foster carers.  You will also participate in Skills to Foster training for new foster carers.

You will be familiar with the relevant legislative processes relating to Fostering, have a positive attitude, good problem solving skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will also have experience of recruiting, assessing or supporting foster carers.

Apply - Fostering Recruitment Team Social Worker (Children's Social Work)


Fostering Recruitment Team Social Worker (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £32,234- £39,880 pro rata 18.5 hours

Locations: Gloucester

The role of a Fostering Recruitment Team Social Worker:

You’ll need to be familiar Fostering assessments and the recruitment process of prospective foster carers.  You will also participate in Skills to Foster training for new foster carers.

You will be familiar with the relevant legislative processes relating to Fostering, have a positive attitude, good problem solving skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will also have experience of recruiting, assessing or supporting foster carers.

Apply - Fostering Recruitment Team Social Worker (Children's Social Work)


Emergency Duty Team Social Worker (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £34,728 - £39,880 

Locations: Gloucester

The role of an Emergency Duty Team Social Worker:

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Emergency Duty Team, which is a bespoke service that responds to emergencies out of hours. In this role you will work 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.

Apply - Emergency Duty Team Social Worker (Children's Social Work)

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