Social worker/Senior Social Worker
  • Employer: Children’s Services
  • Reference: SVSW0521
  • Published: Fri 16/04/2021, 14:20 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/05/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Various hours available
  • Salary: £32,234 - £34,728 and £35,745-£39,880 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: North Somerset

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Social worker/Senior Social Worker

Directorate:                         Children's Services                       

Starting salary:                   £32,234 - £34,728 and £35,745-£39,880 per annum

Location:                               Various

Hours:                                    Part-time and full-time hours available

Contract:                               Permanent

Closing date:                       Sunday 16 May 2021


Exciting opportunities for social workers and senior social workers have arisen within our Front Door, Family Support & Safeguarding, Children with Disabilities and Children in Care teams.  

We are looking for highly effective individuals who will focus on consistently delivering high-quality standards of social work practice with the children and families we work with.

You will work with a small number of children and families, to achieve the best possible long-term outcomes for them, using Signs of Safety (training and support provided if required).

We offer a culture of continuous learning, with excellent training opportunities and a trauma informed, strengths-based approach to practice. We have a modern and flexible working environment, enabling you to work flexibly from multiple locations.

You will be part of a small and friendly team where your contribution will be really valued, and you will have the opportunity to shape and improve the services we offer for children, young people and families.

We offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Substantial relocation package
  • Generous holiday
  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies and flexible working
  • Excellent training
  • Free parking at council offices
  • Access to pool cars, bikes and cycle to work scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service

For the above roles you must:

  • Be a qualified Social Worker (with a Social Work England Registration) with a passion for working with children and their families to help improve their outcomes and to keep them safe from harm using a strengths-based approach.
  • You will have completed an ASYE and have good knowledge and experience within Safeguarding children.
  • You will have sound knowledge of relevant childcare legislation, including a clear understanding of ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’.
  • An ability to build effective relationships with children, young people and families.

This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check.

Want to know more and apply?

If you want to have an informal discussion about the roles we have available please e'mail Tina Robins ( who will ask an appropriate Head of Service to respond to your enquiry.

Visit to download an application pack and apply online.


Anticipated interview date:       To be confirmed


North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.


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