Social Worker Job at Buckinghamshire Council – in High Wycombe

Job Description


£34,792 – £47,138 MF

Reference number


Contract type


Working hours

Full Time

Date posted

21 Jul 2021, 11 p.m.

Application deadline

19 Aug 2021


Are you passionate about improving the lives of children and young people? Do you want to work for an employer who places major importance on high quality supervision, wellbeing and career development?

At Buckinghamshire Council we have an opportunity in Wycombe for a high-calibre experienced Social Worker in our Help & Protection team.

Our fantastic Help & Protection team in Wycombe are in a great location with good transport links however offer also offer flexibility in terms of opportunity to work from home.

The team in Wycombe are a diverse team, with a breadth of skills and experience. This team offers plentiful peer support, and place a high value on sharing knowledge, ideas and best practise.

If you are looking for a friendly, supportive team and a chance to have a genuine impact on the lives of children and families in Buckinghamshire then apply today!

About us

In April 2020 Buckinghamshire Council became the UK’s newest council and the residents of Buckinghamshire will be served by a single, unitary council.

Buckinghamshire is an ambitious, rapidly growing county, and our economy is one of the strongest in the country. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and ranks as one of the top rural areas to live in the UK and yet it is incredibly well connected– only an hour from London on the train. The county has a rich history and heritage and is the birthplace of the international Paralympic movement.

We are looking for motivated, ambitious and inspiring people to join us on our journey. Not only will you be an integral part of the unique and exciting transition through the unitary process, you will also be entitled to a range of different benefits to make sure you are happy both at work and at home.

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About the role

Our fantastic Help & Protection teams work with children and young people who live at home in Buckinghamshire and who are on Child Protection or ‘Child in Need’ plans.

The key deliverable target for this part of the service is to ensure sustainable and secure change is secured for children. This can only be achieved through strong partnership work and good quality plans.

Assessments are based on the ‘Strengthening Families’ model of social work and the developing culture has a focus on families helping themselves to achieve change.

Our supportive Head of Service for Help and Protection is developing practice that reflects good assessment and social work based on inquisitive questioning.

For a full list of responsibilities please see attached job description.

About you

To make a great Social Worker in our Help & Protection Teams, the ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice with children and families and be a qualified social worker registered with Social Work England.

We offer manageable caseloads, agile working, and access to comprehensive training and reflective supervision.

Most importantly you will share our dedication and passion to improve the lives of children and young people.

Please see attached job description for more information.

Other information

Closing date: 19 August 2021

You will be required to apply for a DBS at an enhanced level. Further information about the DSB Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

Buckinghamshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.

Our values

We pride ourselves on our core values of being Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy.

We work together to deliver the very best outcomes, with both our residents and employees being at the heart of what we do.

By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect:
A fair and inclusive culture

The chance to really make a difference to those around you

Health and well-being initiatives including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops

A unified voice through our Employee Representative Group

Ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career with us

Opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events.

About the Business Unit

Keeping the children and young people of Buckinghamshire safe and healthy is at the heart of everything we do.

It is our vision that each and every child has the best head start and the most positive futures ahead of them. Making sure that every child, whatever their situation, has the stability, the support and the belief to start thinking about their tomorrow.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements.

We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of 26%.

We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more – https://jobs.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/working-buckinghamshire-council/

Social Workers are also entitled to a generous enhanced reward package, as follows:

Competitive salary with a market increment

A ‘Golden Hello’ lump sum payment upon successful completion of probation

New lease car scheme

Annual leave up to 30 days per year, as well as other types of leave and the opportunity to buy further leave

Up to 15 days per year training, learning and development offer

If you are interested in relocating to Buckinghamshire and working with us, relocation packages are available. Please enquire with our Resourcing Team for more information: [email protected]

About Company

Company: Buckinghamshire Council –

Company Location:  High Wycombe

Job Category: Engineering Jobs, Mechnical Jobs, Electrical Jobs

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