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Senior Social Worker (Children's Services) HCC293130

Job Details:

Salary Range: £38,092 - £42,389 per annum (plus a market supplement of £6,750 per annum). You can expect to earn between £44,842 - £49,139 per annum)
Work Location: Countywide, Hampshire including Hart and Rushmoor, Fareham, Gosport, Winchester, Eastleigh, New Forest, Havant, Test Valley, Basingstoke, and East Hants.
Hours per week: 37 (part time hours may be considered)
Contract Type: Permanent

Practice in an Outstanding Children’s Service and trailblaze new ways of working


As a Children's Social Worker within Hampshire County Council, you will be practicing in one of just a few local authorities in the country rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

Our Social Workers are an asset to us, and we encourage our workforce to be creative and autonomous, while enabling them to work flexibly. We are committed to providing regular, reflective and effective supervision to support you, whilst ensuring you also have the working conditions you need for good practice to flourish.

The Department for Education’s most recent report on its ‘Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme’ acknowledges the success of the ‘Hampshire Approach’. More information about the ‘Hampshire Approach’ is available in the Job Description and Person Specification link below.

Registered with Social Work England with at least three years' experience, you will be highly skilled at building meaningful relationships with children and families to engage them in assessments and plans. You will need to be creative, flexible and forward thinking in your approach, whilst constantly striving for continuous improvement to provide the best outcomes for children.


In this new role, you would be expected to contribute to a culture of learning and improvement and mentor colleagues to meet their aspirations.   


Senior Social Workers do not directly line manage, but will provide mentoring, support and guidance for other colleagues making the role an excellent opportunity to further develop yourself and role model your existing skills. 


To view the job description and person specification, please click here: 
Senior Social Worker: Job Description and Person Specification 



Why Hampshire?
What makes us outstanding? 

Click here to watch about our journey to Outstanding 
Click here to read how transforming social work practice took us from good to outstanding


We will provide you with:

•    A 9 day working fortnight
•    Annual leave starting from 25 days per annum and rising to 28 days based on service.
•    A personal assistant, who will provide crucial back-office support to free up your time to focus on professional practice.
•    A hybrid tablet device, so you can work more effectively and flexibly.
•    5 personal development days per annum.
•    Ample progression opportunities.
•    Flexible working options to fit around today’s lifestyles.
•    Assistance with relocation by offering up to £8,500 for experienced social workers wanting to move to Hampshire (subject to management approval).


To view all our employee benefits please click here


Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check. As such, please note that under safer recruitment requirements for Children’s Services, references will be requested prior to interview.

Person to Contact for an Informal Discussion

Jennifer Hunter, Senior Administrative Officer


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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