Social Worker - Children's Social Care

  • Employer: Rutland County Council
  • Reference: CAF/1023/SWCSC
  • Published: Fri 20/10/2023, 15:10 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 31/12/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, agile/flexible
  • Salary: £27,852 - £38,296 plus £3,000 market supplement
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Workplace: Hybrid
  • Location: Rutland - Oakham, Rutland

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Social Worker - Children's Social Care

Are you an ambitious Social Worker who wants to join a forward thinking, innovative Council? At Rutland, we’re committed and responsive in a way that many other authorities can only dream of. With low caseloads and a friendly atmosphere, our Social Workers say Rutland is a great place to practice social work. 

About you…

  • A degree in Social Work and Social Work England registration
  • Knowledge of Child-care legislation
  • Skilled in the management of risk and assessment of children's needs
  • Great communication skills, able to explain complicated information simply
  • Knowledge of the issues that affect parenting capacity and the impact of deprivation on child development
  • Interest in/experience of Signs of Safety methodology

We have vacancies in the following teams: 

Social Worker – Protection & Permanency

To work as part of the team providing quality statutory social work services to children in need and their families in accordance with legal duties & requirements and national guidance.

If you have any queries about this role, please contact Ruth Price, Team Manager on 01572 758308 or at

Social Worker – Through Care

To work as part of the team delivering services to Children Looked After and Care Leavers and to work as part of an integrated service delivering high quality services with families and carers.

If you have any queries about this role, please contact Souzette Mutombo, Team Manager on 01572 720914 or at

For further information on the operational duties of each role, please have a read through the role profiles. 

The successful applicants for these posts will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The costs for the DBS and Social Work England registration are paid by us. 

Please note: the successful candidates will have a full driving licence to enable them to travel across the county.

We will be reviewing applications on a regular basis and inviting those who meet our essential person specification criteria to interview. If you’re interested in this role, we strongly encourage you to apply without delay. We reserve the right to close the vacancy when we find the right candidates. 

Our offer to you:

Rutland Council is committed to Flexible Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service.

We are committed to empowering our staff to be the best workers that they can be, to achieve the best outcomes for the children and families we work with.  If you are passionate about social work, Rutland Council is the place you want to be.    Our benefits go beyond the salary – being part of a great team, engaged leadership team who welcome your ideas, dedicated time for CPD activity, opportunities to develop your career, and a demonstrable commitment to supporting your wellbeing.

How to Apply

To apply for this role click on the ‘Apply Online’ button below. If you already have a JGP account you will be asked to login, or alternatively if you don’t have an account you will be guided through the set up process.

Access to an account is necessary as all updates regarding your application will be sent via the JGP site to the email you have registered.

Once you have access to your JGP account you will be able to complete the application form in stages, saving and amending it until you are happy to the submit your completed application. You should use the Personal Statement section to demonstrate how you meet the requirements set out in the role profile attached.

If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process please call us on 01572 758401 or email us at 

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