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Gloucestershire County Council

Supervising Social Worker

Job Type



South West



£32,909- £36,298

Posted Date

6 April 2023


Closing Date

23 April 2023

We are currently recruiting for a Supervising Social Worker to join our Fostering Support Team on a part time basis (18. 5 hours).

About us:

Our offer to you:
• £32,909- £36,298 per annum subject to experience (pro-rata)
• Annual retention payment of £2,000 (pro-rata)
• Welcome payment of £4,000 (pro-rata)
• Up to £8,000 relocation package
• Flexible and agile working opportunities
• 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service
• An option to purchase 10 days of additional leave per year (pro-rata for part-time staff)
• Family friendly policies and benefits to help support you and your family
• Supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision
• Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
• An in-house Occupational Health service
• Employee discount scheme
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&Cs apply)
• Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) and the Young Employees Network
• Career development and qualification opportunities
• Access to our Social Work Academy
• Paid SWE registration renewal*

Right child, right support, right time, every time

Gloucestershire’s vision is “to work together to give every child the best possible chance of a remarkable life, especially those children who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.”

We have ambitious improvement and transformation plans to create the optimum conditions within which our staff can make a real difference and improve outcomes for children.

We are a local authority adopting, and training all colleagues in, systemic social work practice. If you would like to join an authority that takes a relational approach to working with families and focuses on what needs to change in the system around a child and family to enable children to thrive, then consider a role with GCC.

About the team:

We are looking for a self-motivated, organised, and flexible Supervising Social Worker to join one of our Fostering Support Teams responsible for supporting Gloucestershire’s fostering households and enabling them to provide therapeutic and nurturing care to children in care. Join our friendly Fostering Service where you will receive regular reflective supervision, evidence-based training, and support to develop and progress.

About you:

You will be familiar with the relevant legislative processes relating to Fostering, have a positive attitude, good problem-solving skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills. We are looking for well informed and dynamic individuals who are familiar with fostering assessments, the recruitment process for prospective foster carers, knowledge of annual reviews and support and supervision of foster carers.

There are some things we require of you to be successfully appointed to this post:
• Social Work England registration
• A recognised qualification in Social Work
• To have passed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
• A full driving licence and willingness to drive
• DBS clearance

How to apply:

If you are interested in this role please either contact Dan Williams on or apply directly on our website by clicking on the apply button.

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