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Senior Practitioner
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 8900
  • Published: Wed 22/01/2020, 15:25 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 12/02/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £33,123- £36,138 per annum, pro rata + £6000 MRS per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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Senior Practitioner

Team: Leighton Buzzard Older Person’s and Physical Disabilities Team.

Job Family: Providing CBG11
Salary: £33,123- £36,138 per annum, pro rata + £6000 MRS per annum, pro rata

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

Base Location: Coach House, Leighton Buzzard

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 12th February 2020
Interview Date: W/C 17th February 2020 


More about the role:


The Leighton Buzzard Older People’s and Physical Disabilities Team it is a busy, highly professional Adult Social Care team situated at The Coach House Leighton Buzzard.

We are currently seeking to recruit a Senior Practitioner to join our multi-skilled team. The Team forms part of Integrated Services and practices at the cutting edge of Adult Social Care with a strong focus on improving customer outcomes in a person-centred way. Our ambition is to work collaboratively with our health colleagues to provide a seamless multi-agency response in supporting residents with their health and social care needs. Our collective practice has a strong focus on early prevention and optimising levels of independence.


This post is key in supporting and developing the day to day operation of the team and overseeing the continuous approach we have to improving and developing our practice.  Working alongside your peers, you will be responsible for managing duty; undertaking supervision with staff; ensuring the timely and proportionate allocation of work; supporting people with safeguarding needs and providing support to staff on a day to day basis. You will hold a small caseload commensurate with your skills and experience.


The successful candidate must have a recognised Social Work qualification and be currently HCPC registered, with relevant post qualifying practice and experience. Your values will demonstrate compassion in practice and professional pride. In return, Central Bedfordshire Council supports the workforce to operate in an agile manner by providing modern IT equipment as well as generous annual leave, local government pension scheme, regular supervision, support to develop and ongoing training.


Integrated Services is continually striving to ensure that best practice is delivered to the residents we serve and is investing heavily in being a vibrant, supportive and inspiring place to work.  If you think you have the skills and aptitude to join us on our journey, ensuring that Central Bedfordshire remains a great place to live and work, we would like to hear from you.


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our vision is to make Central Bedfordshire " A great place to live and work"


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Morag Gray on or call 0300 300 4739 

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at or call 0300 300 8000 


To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer to the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Senior Practitioner Recruitment Pack


Safeguarding (For DBS posts only): 

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.


How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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