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Social Worker (Mental Health) HCC616087

Job Details:

Salary Range: £38,092 to £45,389 pro rata, per annum (inclusive of £3,000 per annum market supplement for Senior Social Workers)
Work Location: Andover or Basingstoke, hybrid working (home and office based)
Hours per week: 30 or 22.5
Contract type: Permanent
Closing Date: 4 June 2024
Interview Date: 17 and 20 June 2024

The Role:

Joining our Mental Health Team as a Qualified Social Worker, you’ll be innovative, person-centred and committed to working in a strengths-based way. You’ll use your excellent relationship management skills to collaborate and negotiate with individuals, their families, providers and other health care professionals, to proactively encourage independent and safe living within the community.    

Take a look at our Candidate Pack for more information about the role, team and our values.  The section ‘About you’ explains what specific knowledge, skills and experience we want you to tell us about.  Make sure you explain how you meet these requirements and demonstrate our values, in your application.  
Whether you’re an experienced Social Worker, looking to stretch yourself and take on a new challenge, returning to Social Work after a break, or recently qualified looking to kickstart your career, we would love to hear from you.  Our newly qualified Social Workers are paid at £33,951 per annum, pro rata for the first year of employment.  
Within our Adults’ Community Teams, we’re investing in creating the right conditions to ensure our Social Workers can work flexibly and are given the capacity to provide the excellent level of support and attention needed, to make a real difference to the lives of the people in our community. We believe you deserve to feel fulfilled professionally and enjoy a good balance between work and home life. We are committed to your continuous professional development, offer regular supervision within a supportive working environment as well as a competitive Benefits package

The role based in our Andover office is for 30 hours per week, and the role based in our Basingstoke office is for 22.5 hours per week. We support flexible, smart working and staff are encouraged to work from home and use drop-in facilities in offices as well as local community resources, such as libraries. Please specify on your application which role you’d like to be considered for.

Travel Requirements

You will be required to travel to various locations within Hampshire or other local authority, and it is essential that you have a current drivers’ licence and access to a reliable vehicle on a regular basis.  

Values Based Recruitment

We recruit for attitudes and values in Adults’ Health and Care. We invite you to evidence how you demonstrate our 5 core values in your application.  For more information on our values, please refer to the candidate pack.

Additional Information:

Find out more about Working with us in Adults’ Health and Care, including our benefits and the recruitment process. 

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

For general enquiries contact For an informal chat about the role in Andover, contact Samantha Batson, Team Manager - North West Mental Health and Substance Misuse Social Care Team, on For an informal chat about the role in Basingstoke, contact Kirstie Wing, Team Manager - North East Mental Health and Substance Misuse Social Care Team, on


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.


We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.



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