Children's ASYE Social Worker

Date:  10 Apr 2024
Job Location: 


This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            Children's ASYE Social Worker
  • Job Location:                     Gloucestershire 
  • Salary:                               £34,834 per annum 
  • Hours per Week:               37 
  • Contract Type:                   Permanent 
  • Closing Date:                     19/05/2024 
  • Job Requisition Number:   8317 
  • This post is not open to job share



Our vision: 


Right child, right support, right time, every time


Gloucestershire’s vision is “to give every child the best possible chance of a remarkable life, especially those children who need more help.”


We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic social work graduates to be part of our next ASYE cohort. You will come to this role having completed your final placement as part of your degree and will be able to use your skills of analysis and effective communication to work with colleagues, securing the best outcomes for the children and young people of Gloucestershire and their families.



Reward & support:


As an ASYE with Gloucestershire County Council, you will be eligible to access the following pay and reward programme:

  • starting salary of £34,834 per annum
  • £3,000 Welcome Payment*
  • £2,000 Retention Payments*
  • flexible working opportunities
  • access to our Social Work Academy
  • annual Leave entitlement of 25.5 days rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • staff discount scheme – access to great savings and discounts with major supermarket chains and high street retailers
  • access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which provides free, impartial, confidential counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone
  • access to employee networks
  • Green Car and Cycle to Work schemes

*all welcome and retention payments are non-contractual and subject to normal tax and national insurance deductions.


About our ASYE Programme:

Our renowned Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) training programme will support you to grow and develop your practice alongside experienced and established Social Workers within your team. You will be mentored and guided as you build your knowledge and skills with a protected caseload throughout your ASYE. Our Social Work Academy will provide you with protected development time to attend training and receive reflective group supervision each month, facilitated by Advanced Practice Consultant Social Workers.


Our Social Workers speak highly of our ASYE programme saying how ‘well informed’ and ‘insightful’ the training was. Our Social Workers have felt ‘well supported’ throughout the programme.



Next steps:


When you apply, you will be invited to an assessment centre to discuss your experience and interests prior to being allocated to a specific team. The assessment centre is held at our Social Work Academy in Gloucester and is comprised of two elements:


  • written assessment
  • panel interview


You will need:


  • to be due to complete your studies and final placement before the end of September 2024
  • to have your Practice Educator as one of your referees
  • to have a full driving licence and willingness to drive
  • a satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance
  • to obtain your Social Work England registration in time to commence the programme in October 2024

We also offer you the opportunity to start earlier in a pre-qualified role whilst awaiting your degree result and registration, prior to joining the ASYE programme at the start of October 2024.



Additional Information


To apply please click below and complete your application. If you require any further information the Children’s Recruitment team would be happy to help: 


ASYE Social Worker Role Profile


Or please find further information on our website: Children's Social Care Careers | Gloucestershire County Council


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.