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Social Worker - Level 1 (will consider ASYE)
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/22/10651
  • Published: Tue 05/04/2022, 12:06 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 30/06/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £28,591- £31,257 per annum pro rata + MRS £6,000 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands, Bedfordshire

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Social Worker - Level 1 (will consider ASYE)

Team:  North Locality Older Person’s Team

Family: Supporting – CBG9

Salary: £28,591- £31,257 per annum pro rata + MRS £6,000 per annum pro rata

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent 

Base location: Priory House, Shefford  - with Agile Working from home and travel to other locations

Closing Date: Rolling advert to 30th June 2022 - applications will be reviewed on a regular basis

More about the role:

The North Locality Older Person’s Team is a highly professional Adult Social Care team assessing the social care needs of people aged 65+ who live in the areas of Mid Bedfordshire and Iven Valley (Flitwick, Ampthill, Sandy, Biggleswade and the surrounding villages). We are currently looking to recruit a Level 1 social worker to join our busy and multi-skilled team. We are happy to consider an ASYE and will offer the appropriate development for a newly qualified social worker. The Team forms part of the Community Assessment Service and practices at the cutting edge of Adult Social Care with a strong focus on improving customer outcomes in a person-centred way. 

As a new or recently qualified social worker, you will be expected gain more experience to develop your ability to undertake Care Act assessments, manage Safeguarding Adult s42 enquiries, support Continuing Health Care meetings, and have a good knowledge of adult social care legislation in order to promote person centred practice and understand the needs of the people we assess.

Our collective practice has a strong focus on early prevention and optimising levels of independence.  We are a progressive team who offer manageable caseloads and a friendly, supportive work environment. Whilst our office base is Priory House, Shefford we work in an agile manner.  IT equipment is provided to support both home and office working. 

The successful candidate must have a recognised Social Work qualification and registration with Social Work England. Your values will demonstrate a commitment to an enabling, strengths-based approach in promoting people’s outcomes and independence. You will also show commitment to working in a manner that evidences best practice and professional pride at all times. 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, excellent ongoing training and the opportunity to gain further qualifications.

The Community Assessment Service 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.

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 the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Social Worker Level 1 ASYE Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Cate McLaughlin at or call 0300 300 5488 or Kam Lall  at or call 0300 300 6233. 

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 andvalue 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: