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.


Permanence 11-25 Team Manager (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £44,863- £46,845

Locations: Cheltenham & Gloucester 

The role of a Permanence 11-25 Team Manager:

As a Permanency Team Manager within the 11-25 years service you will be accountable for a team of Social Workers and Leaving Care Personal Advisors who are working directly with children in care, care leavers and their families. You will oversee the effective planning of interventions and support to ensure young people are kept safe and able to achieve their full potential.

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 and assist with smooth transitions for our older young people.

Apply - Permanence 11-25 Team Manager (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)  


Advanced Practitioner 

Salary: £40,876.00 - £43,857.00

Location: Tewkesbury

Roles: Advanced Practitioner (maternity cover) in Safeguarding team & an Advanced Practitioner (permanent) in Assessment team

The role of an Advanced Practitioner:

As an Advanced Practitioner you will alongside a team of Social Workers, providing leadership and best practice to ensure the best outcomes for the children in Gloucestershire. You should be able to develop and apply your knowledge across all situations you may come across.

To undertake this role with us, you will need to be able to:

-Work 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.

-Provide high level support to all front line Social Workers, sharing your experiences and knowledge

Apply - Advanced Practitioner (Children's Social Work)


Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) 

Salary: £40,876.00 - £43,857.00

Location: Shire Hall, Gloucester

The role of a LADO:

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.  You will undertake Initial Discussions regarding referrals coming into the LADO Officer on whether they meet the Allegations Management thresholds provided under Working Together.  You will be expected to chair multi agency Allegations Management meetings for all children and young people considered to be at risk from someone working or volunteering with them in accordance with the Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 and local guidance from the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board (GSCB). As well as the above you will hold agencies to account for their investigations under the Allegations Management process, checking the quality of reports, planning, preparation and decision making under the process and recording of final outcomes for each case.

Apply - Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) (Children's Social Work)


Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) 

Salary: £40,876.00 - £43,857.00

Location: Gloucester

The role of an IRO:

We are looking to appoint an Independent Reviewing Officer who is committed to making a real difference for children and young people in the care of Gloucestershire County Council.

You will be responsible for preparing for and chairing reviews for children aged 0 – 18 and for identifying any issues that may be impacting on the welfare of the children or preventing them from achieving permanence in a timely manner.

Apply - Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) (Children's Social Work)


Child Protection Chair

Salary: £40,876.00 - £43,857.00

Location: Gloucester

The role of a Child Protection Chair:

As a Child Protection Chair, you will be expected to Chair Initial and Review Child Protection Conferences in accordance with regulations, guidance and departmental procedures, and manage a caseload of children on a Child Protection Plan to ensure there is no drift in their intervention, they are protected and they have their  needs fully considered and met. You will also be expected to undertake regular reviews of the children you hold case responsibility for in line with the child’s needs. For the full job description please click on apply.

Apply - Child Protection Chair


EDT Social Worker

Salary: £34,728.00 - £39,880.00 

Location: Gloucester

The role of a Social Worker in the Emergency Duty Team:

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 judgement 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. To find out more or to apply take a look below.

Apply - EDT Social Worker 


Deputy Team Manager- Fostering Recruitment Team

Salary: £40,876.00 - £43,857.00

Location: Gloucester

The role of a Deputy Team Manager in the Fostering Recruitment Team:

This role is part-time (18.5 hours per week). The ideal candidate will have experience in Fostering and management.  This role includes oversight of the recruitment process, working closely with Team Managers to ensure that quality, attention to detail and legal requirements are observed.  You will be familiar with the relevant legislative processes relating to Fostering and have experience of completing Form F assessments. 

Apply - DTM- Fostering Team


Supervising Social Workers- Fostering Team

Salary: £30,451

Location: Gloucester

Teams: Fostering Recruitment Team, Friends and Family Assessment and Support Team, Fostering Support Team, In-House Placement Finding Team

The role of a Supervising Social Worker: To be successful in this role you will need to be  a well informed and dynamic individual. You will need to be familiar with fostering Form F assessments, the recruitment process for prospective foster carers, knowledge of annual reviews and support /supervision of our valued resource of 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.

Apply - Supervising Social Workers

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