Community Social Worker – Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Community Social Worker

Gloucestershire County Council

Gloucester, Gloucestershire


This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

• Job Title:

Community Social Worker

• Job Location:

Tewkesbury Borough Council Offices

• Salary:

£34,723 – £42,503 per annum (pro rata)

• Hours per Week:


• Contract Type:




• Closing Date:


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We are currently recruiting for a new Social Worker or Senior Social Worker (non-case holding role) for our Community Social Work Team covering the Tewkesbury Locality on a part time basis (22.2 hours).


About us


For all your hard work. You will receive the following:

  • £34,723 – £42,503 per annum (pro rata)
  • Welcome payment of £4,000 (pro rata)
  • Annual retention payment of £2,000 (pro rata)
  • Up to £8,000 relocation package
  • Flexible and agile working opportunities
  • 24.5 days annual leave rising to 29.5 days after 5 years continuous service (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • 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


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


The Community Social Work (CSW) Team are qualified social workers whose role is to support practitioners in the community who work directly with children and families. It is a county-wide team comprising 8 social workers, a deputy manager, and a team manager.Social Workers within the team are non-case holding and support community practitioners to reflect on worries for children and their families, identify next steps and follow-up to ensure practitioners are confident in completing agreed actions, providing or signposting to support required.


Community Social Workers also work alongside community practitioners who are part of a Team Around the Family where there are concerns that the risk is increasing, where there are multiple needs which are not being met or there is a particularly complex situation to address. In summary, the primary purpose of the Community Social Worker is to respond to emerging risk and manage de-escalating risk held in the Community.


The Community Social Work Team develop and deliver practitioner training in partnership with the Gloucestershire Childrens Safeguarding Partnership and Health professionals and upskill practitioners utilising a ‘project approach’ identifying and disseminating best practice which demonstrates impact, resulting in sustained improvements for children and families.


The team is part of Gloucestershire County Council’s Early Help and Targeted Support service and is integral to the Early Help Advice, Guidance and Support provided to community practitioners and partners to ensure practitioners are confident in implementing an Early Help approach to respond to emerging and escalating need. 


About you


You will provide the vital link between our social care teams and the Early Help Partnership. You will support practitioners who are working with vulnerable children, young people, and their families to understand risk and harm and promote clarity where the level of risk is unclear. Part of the role will also include involvement with Early Help to improve outcomes for children and young people not currently open to Children’s Social Care and prevent their needs from escalating unnecessarily. 


You will also be well supported within our experienced team to deliver training on different aspects of safeguarding and so much more! Please see Glos Families Directoryfor more information about the things that we do.


This role could be the perfect next step in your career, offering opportunities to undertake CPD to progress to GCC Endorsed Senior Social Worker, complete Train the Trainer to enable you to develop and deliver training and where available, complete the PEPs training to become a qualified practice supervisor / educator. For the right candidate, this is a real development opportunity within a supportive team.


As well as your experience gained over at least 3 years as a frontline Social Worker, 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 would like further details or information on the role please email [email protected]

*Please note, all our welcome payments and retention payments are non-contractual, pro-rata for part time staff and subject to National Insurance and tax deductions.  



Additional Information


To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:

Community Social Work Role Profile

This Position is subject to a DBS check. 

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing individual and service needs, with a mix of both remote and office working.


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