Senior Social Worker – Permanent

This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            Senior Social Worker
  • Job Location:                     Tewkesbury Borough Council Offices 
  • Salary:                               £39,186 – £44,428 per annum 
  • Benefits:                            Free onsite parking and see also our list of benefits!
  • Hours per Week:               37.00 
  • Contract Type:                   Permanent 
  • Closing Date:                     12/05/2024 
  • Job Requisition Number:   5981 
  • This post is not open to job share

Are you a Social Worker passionate about working with people to promote independence, dedicated to making a difference and looking for your next career move?


We would love to hear from you!


About the role:


We have a full time Senior Social Worker position available in our Tewkesbury Locality team. The team has a supportive and engaged management structure including an Integrated Social Care Manager, Deputy Social Care Manager, Social Work Leads, Social Care Lead, Senior Social Worker, Social Workers, Social Care Practitioners and an administration team.


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 a Senior Social Worker, 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 a social work qualification and be SWE* registered
  • Have completed your ASYE* programme and have at least 2 years post completion service
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
  • Have the passion to promote people’s strengths and the ability to make a difference in a safe working approach to social work practice
  • Have up to date knowledge of legislation and demonstrable experience of providing credible approaches to practice.
  • Be able to prioritise, using a risk based approach


Our values are at the heart of everything we do and how we treat each other. They provide essential guiding principles about the way that we work and set the tone for our culture, and identify what we, as an organisation, care about.  See more about our Values on our website.


If you hold the same behaviours and approach, then we want to hear from you! In exchange, we will provide you with full training and support to help you succeed in your role.


About us:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our Tewkesbury Locality team. You can be confident of becoming part of a welcoming, supportive, passionate, innovative and very experienced team. We use the Three Conversation approach, a model that re-emphasises focus on people, their strengths and the networks and community around them. The suitable candidate will be well supported within their role and will receive regular supervision. We fully support hybrid and agile working and ask teams to be in the office on days they are working together and holding their ‘huddles’ (where teams work together on exploring how to support the people we work with.)


You’ll be entitled to our full benefits package, including:


  • Safe, supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision and informal support
  • Accredited post-qualified training opportunities, enabling you to develop your skills
  • Personal licences to Adults CCINFORM
  • Transfer options after one year in post, allowing for continuous development of skills and knowledge in different Adult Social Care settings.
  • Access to mandatory training and additional topical bi-annual workshops.
  • Strong emphasis on a supportive working environment and developing our employees with 94% having participated in their annual appraisal and regular health and wellbeing events.
  • GCC’s Cycle to Work Salary Sacrifice Scheme


Subject to meeting qualifying conditions, we offer relocation of up to £8,000 to use towards the cost of relocating to Gloucestershire.



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 find out more about working in the Tewkesbury Locality team, visit our “Meet the Teams” webpage


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



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





Please write your application with consideration for the criteria in the Job Profile. This should include examples of why you should be considered and evidence of the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.


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

Additional Information:

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-

Senior Social Worker Job Profile

This Position is subject to a DBS check. 


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early due to the volume of applications received and / or due to the needs of the service. The advert will be open for a minimum of 7 calendar days. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

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 want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

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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