Social Worker - Children's Service - Leatherhead - RAIS, CP and LAC

Employer: Surrey County Council

  • Reference: 100004510
  • Published on: Mon 07/09/2015 09:28 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 06/11/2015 09:28 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £28,550 – £36,050 per annum plus £2000 start up payment scheme.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, KT22 7AH.

Job Details

To be considered for a position in one of our frontline teams you must:

  • Hold a Social Work qualification
  • Be HCPC registered
  • Hold a valid drivers licence which allows you to drive in the UK and have access to a vehicle
  • Pass or have a Surrey County Council DBS clearance

For more information about the role please find attached at the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification.


Our Leatherhead team is based in a modern, open plan office, close to the main town centre:

  • Leatherhead covering Epsom and Ewell, Elmbridge and Spelthorne

Our office is organised into three teams:

  • Referal, Assessment and Intervention
  • Child Protection and Court Proceedings
  • Looked after Children

About the Role

Working for Surrey County Council, you will make a real difference to some of the most vulnerable children in Surrey.

As a frontline Social Worker for Surrey you will deliver high quality social work and receive the best possible support, including regular high quality supervision, opportunities to develop your career and a comprehensive training package.

Your benefits package will include:

  • £28,550 – £36,050 per annum
  • £2,000 Start up payment scheme (£500 in your first months pay, £500 in your seventh month and £1000 in your thirteenth month)
  • Relocation allowance up to £7500 (subject to criteria)
  • 28 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays (with the option to buy and sell leave through our flexible benefits)
  • A wide variety of training and development opportunities
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Childcare vouchers, season ticket loan and subsidised gym membership
  • Commitment to Career Progression
  • Flexible working options
  • Many more benefits under our internal rewards scheme
  • For further details on the benefits Surrey employees are entitled to please see the benefits document attached to the bottom of this advert.

Surrey County Council have introduced a social work career progression framework to support career and pay progression. The framework links pay, job roles, the national social work professional Capabilities Framework and the training and development on offer at Surrey. (Please see attachment at the bottom of this advert for more details)

Surrey have a very diverse population and therefore offer a stimulating place of work, this alongside our competitive salary and benefits package make Surrey County Council one of the most attractive places to work.

Additional Information

Surrey aims to respond to all applications within 4 working days.

Should you be successful in being asked to interview with Surrey, an option of dates have been set for the following:

September 18th (Friday)
October 2nd (Friday)
October 9th (Friday)
October 16th (Friday)

Staff Benefits

We believe people are our greatest asset. That is why we have gone out of our way to give staff everything they need to make their jobs easier, and everything they need for a more rewarding career.

We offer a competitive pay structure, along with contractual benefits such as paid leave, a local government salary-related pension scheme and an annual training programme offering continual learning where applicable.

Surrey County Council offers a great opportunity to exchange salary for a range of flexible benefits including childcare vouchers, health screening, dental insurance, personal accident scheme, retail vouchers and car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff .


To apply for a role in Surrey’s Frontline Children’s Services please complete an online application form by clicking on the “apply” button at the bottom of this advert. Alternatively please email your CV to letting us know which team/s or location/s would be of interest to you and where you have seen this advert.

You can find useful guidance on our website to assist you with your job application . There are also further helpful hints, handy tips and employment advice to make sure your application sells you in the best possible way.

Equal Opportunities

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.


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