Social Worker
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/22/10822
  • Published: Thu 23/06/2022, 11:27 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 31/07/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Level 1 - £28,591 - £31,257 per annum - Plus MRS £5,100 per annum       Level 2 - £32,142 - £33,686 per annum - Plus MRS £5,100 per annum & Enhanced MRS
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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Social Worker

Team: Family Support – Locality South - there are positions available in the Dunstable/ Houghton Regis/ Leighton Buzzard locality teams
Job Family: Supporting - Level 1 - CBG9 / Level 2 -CBG10
Salary: Level 1 - £28,591 - £31,257 per annum - Plus MRS £5,100 per annum

              Level 2 - £32,142 - £33,686 per annum - Plus MRS £5,100 per annum & Enhanced MRS £3,850 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Watling House, Dunstable
Contract: There are both permanent and 12 month fixed term / secondment positions available
Closing Date: Rolling advert
Interview Date: Interview dates to be advised upon application


More about the role: 

Central Bedfordshire Council is excited to offer an opportunity for a Social Worker role within our Houghton Regis Family Support Team. In Central Bedfordshire, we want to assist children and young people to grow up safely, achieve more, and be happy and healthy. We know that the only way to protect our most vulnerable children is to value and support our talented Social Workers and we are looking for the finest Social Workers to join our progressive team and in return to offer you the opportunity to develop, progress your career and find your greatness.

Children’s Services at Central Bedfordshire Council has been awarded social work ‘employer of the year’ alongside having been graded a ‘Good’ at our last OFSTED inspection.

This is an exciting opportunity for any social worker to develop their social work career and experience the front end of helping families and safeguarding.  We are proud that in Family Support we enable workers to gain a vast amount of experiences and opportunities in working with families who are subject to child in need, child protection and court work. We aim to work closely with families developing our use of MI and implementing systemic practise. Family support also facilitates workers the opportunity to build up a repertoire in carrying out direct work with children and young people. Family Support pride ourselves on our small teams and manageable cases loads allowing workers to undertake meaningful practice with children and their families.

You will have relevant experience in understanding the best way of applying different social work theories and come up with ideas and knowledge to deliver imaginative and ambitious interventions that improve outcomes for all involved. You will also have the communication skills to work with other agencies and present high-quality reports. 

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’.

Our Aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We are happy to discuss location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.

You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about these positions, please contact: 

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

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 require assistance to apply for our roles, help with writing your CV, interview techniques or careers advice please contact our team of careers advisors at Our service is confidential, impartial and free for all.

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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