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Early Help Referral & Advice Officer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 9136
  • Published: Thu 04/06/2020, 14:05 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 30/06/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,589 - £23,836 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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Early Help Referral & Advice Officer

Team: Access & Referral Hub

Job Family: Providing - CBG7

Salary: £21,589 - £23,836 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week

Base Location: Watling House, Dunstable

Contract Type: Secondment/Fixed Term until April 2021
Closing Date: 30th June 2020
Interview Date: 7th July 2020 (Please note interviews will take place over video conference)


More about the role:

Central Bedfordshire Council is excited to offer the opportunity for 2 x Early Help Referral and Advice Officer roles within our Children Service’s department, Access & Referral Hub/MASH. In Central Bedfordshire we want to assist children and young people to grow up safely, achieve more, and be happy and healthy.


The access and referral hub recieves all new referrals into childrens services. This is an important part of our safeguarding function and our team is growing in response to an increase in referrals.

You will be taking calls from the public and professionals, as well as processing referrals, including completing checks with other agencies (such as police and health) in order to build up an accurate picture of the family circumstances.


The role involves analysing information, discussing referrals with parents, young people and professionals working with them in order to be able to recommend the best course of action. This could be recommending a statutory social worker, early help support or using community resources to meet the families needs.


This is a fast paced environment, and we are looking for people who want to make a difference, are interested in supporting those who may experience difficulties such as mental health, substance misuse and domestic abuse. We have many opportunities for career development and learning.


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


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Sarah Paul at or call 0300 300 6250.

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at



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.