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Social Worker - Children's Social Care
  • Employer: Rutland County Council
  • Reference: PEO/0919/30065
  • Published: Fri 27/09/2019, 14:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 17/10/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,799 - £37,788 inclusive of market supplement
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Rutland - Oakham, Rutland

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Social Worker - Children's Social Care

Social Workers - Children’s Social Care

Permanent, full time (37 hours per week)

Scale 6 – PO1, Salary £25,799 - £37,788 inclusive of market supplement


Rutland Children's Social Care is a great place to practice social work. Are you an ambitious social worker who wants to be part of a forward thinking, innovative Council? In Rutland, we’re committed and responsive in a way that many other authorities can only dream of.

Our social workers can see cases through to their conclusion and influence a broader range of services. They get closer to service users. A role in one of our Social Care teams is an opportunity to make a huge impact – both on Rutland, and on your own career. It’s a chance to get closer to the things that really matter.

What we’re looking for:

We want to hear from dedicated, motivated social workers who want to develop their career with us. You are a qualified, professional social worker with experience of duty services, court proceedings, and child protection, who strives for continuous improvement. You’re a clear communicator, with the ability to explain complicated information simply, and highly skilled in mediating and negotiating on behalf of service users.

If you’re looking for an opportunity that enables you to work closely with vulnerable children and their families, where your skills and experience can make a significant difference, and where there really is a work life balance, then this is the place to work. We offer manageable caseloads, learning events, training, and regular reflective supervision to focus on you. We encourage continually improving practice to ensure children’s interests are always protected and promoted.

To support you further, your HCPC registration and DBS costs are covered by us. We can also provide financial relocation assistance for experienced social workers, if you’re moving to join Rutland (subject to management approval).

The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we very much want to hear from you.

What to do now… Please visit for more information about this role. For an informal discussion about these roles please contact Simon Barnett, Team Manager on 01572 758417 or email: or Natalie Pretsell, Team Manager on 01572 758860 or email:

The closing date for applications is 17 October 2019 with an interview date to be confirmed - please follow the links to apply online. All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will be sent out via email. If you need support around the application process, please contact HR on 01572 758291,

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.