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Senior Practitioner
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/22/11165
  • Published: Wed 27/07/2022, 16:22 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/08/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,629  - £37,782 per annum pro rata + MRS £7,000 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Shefford, Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire

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Senior Practitioner

Team: North Locality Older Person’s Team

Family: Supporting - CBG11

Salary: £34,629  - £37,782 per annum pro rata + MRS £7,000 per annum pro rata

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent - Hybrid

Base location: Working from home and any CBC offices, including Priory House, Shefford. You will be expected to attend a CBC office location at least once per month, and as needed to carry out your role

Closing Date: 8th August 2022

Interview Date: Interviews will take place week beginning 15th August 2022

About us:

Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.

As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.

This is a great time to join us on our journey.

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 Ivel Valley (Flitwick, Ampthill, Sandy, Biggleswade and the surrounding villages). We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Senior Practitioner to join our busy and multi-skilled team. 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 an experienced social worker, you will be expected to undertake Care Act assessments, review Care and Support Plans, 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. As a Senior member of the team, you will have additional responsibilities allocating work to colleagues, managing more complex cases and supervising qualified and unqualified colleagues. You will also need to deputise for the team manager on occasions.

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 always evidences best 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, 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.

What we can offer you 

As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including:

  • Hybrid working arrangements as appropriate. We recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. As a hybrid worker you will be able to work from home with access to any CBC location.
  • A £250 one off hybrid worker payment, helping you achieve a safe and suitable work space at home
  • Support to work from abroad for up to a month a year where appropriate
  • Social Work England registration fees paid annually 
  • Generous family friendly policies and practices
  • A supportive and inclusive environment that values and celebrates differences
  • Staff network and support groups
  • Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here
  • An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues
  • Training and Learning offer – we have access to hundreds of courses and role specific training is also available
  • Access to discounts from local and national retailers

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 welcome discussion on 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 this position, please contact: Cate McLaughlin at or call 0300 300 5488 or Kam Lall at kam.lall@centralbedfordshire,gov,uk 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 are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve.  Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition 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.

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