Senior Social Worker

Date:  14 Jul 2024
Job Location: 


This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            Social Worker/Senior Social Worker
  • Job Location:                     Shire Hall, Block 4, 5th Floor 
  • Salary:                               £34,834 - £42,403 per annum 
  • Hours per Week:               37.00 
  • Contract Type:                   Permanent  
  • Closing Date:                     21/07/2024 
  • Job Requisition Number:   3965 
  • This post is not open to job share 


We currently have a fantastic opportunity within the MASH for an experienced Social Worker/ Senior Social Worker to join the team .


About us


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

  • between £34,834 - £42,403 per annum subject to experience
  • annual retention payment of £2,000*
  • up to £8,000 relocation package**
  • £4,000 welcome payment*
  • flexible and agile working opportunities
  • 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service
  • 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
  • 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


Our vision


Right child, right support, right time, every time


We are working together to support families and communities to give every child the best chance of a happy and rewarding life, especially those who need more help. 

Gloucestershire offers a range of opportunities to develop your career, supported by a phenomenal Social Work Academy offer, a developing systemic practice methodology, an ambitious leadership team and an

award-winning workforce.


Gloucestershire Children’s Services are improving. Our latest Ofsted inspection (February 2022) identified that:


‘Significant progress has been made in many areas of Gloucestershire’s children’s services… significant financial investment and the backing of political leaders, has led to improved services that are now more effective in meeting the needs of children and families’.


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 our teams


Our team structures are designed to ensure there is the right level of support and management oversight available to staff within the Front Door / MASH.


The MASH is a supportive team who welcome and fully induct new starters to ensure they are well equipped to start their successful career at GCC.


We need resilient, driven individuals who will play their part in making our vision for Children’s Services a success. You will be joining an authority with a strong set of values that underpin the work we do: Accountability, Empowerment, Excellence, Integrity and Respect.



About you


As a social worker within our MASH, you will work to ensure we keep the children and young people at the heart of our assessments and decision making.  You will work in partnership with other agencies (health, education, police, voluntary sector etc.) to ensure families receive coordinated and appropriate support in relation to their assessed needs.

You will need a clear understanding of the principle and function of a Front Door / Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub and evidence of the ability to determine positive outcomes for children and young people, within tight timescales. 

The ideal applicant will have had a good foundation of working as a frontline social worker. To be successful for the post we also need you to have:


  • Social Work England registration
  • Ideally experience within a MASH team
  • 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 email with your name and number.

Alternatively, please apply before the closing date.


If you would like to find out more about our Children's Service please take a look here: Children's Social Care Careers | Gloucestershire County Council


*Please note that our welcome payments and retention payments are subject to tax and national insurance deductions

**Terms and conditions apply


Additional Information

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

Social Worker

Senior Social Worker

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.