Fostering social worker

Date:  7 May 2023
Job Location: 


This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            Supervising Social Worker
  • Job Location:                     92-96 Westgate Street 
  • Salary:                               £32,909- £36,298 per annum 
  • Hours per Week:               37.00 
  • Contract Type:                   Fixed Term 
  • Duration:                            One year 
  • Closing Date:                     04/06/2023 
  • Job Requisition Number:   5939 
  • This post is open to job share



We are currently recruiting for a Supervising Social Worker to join our Fostering Support Team on a 1 year FTC.


About Us


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

  • £32,909- £36,298 per annum subject to experience
  • Welcome payment of £4,000
  • 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 we 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 and 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


For an informal chat about this role, please contact


Additional Information

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

Fostering Supervising Social Worker job 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 service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.