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Social Work Bath and North East Somerset Council

Social Work Bath and North East Somerset Council

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Bath and North East Somerset Council

Bath and North East Somerset Council is the local council for the district of Bath and North East Somerset in Somerset, England.

It is a unitary authority, with the powers and functions of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. The council consists of 59 councilors: 28 from Bath, 8 from Midsomer Norton & Radstock, 6 from Keynsham, and 17 from other areas.

If you’re a job seeker looking for work in the social care sector, the Bath and Somerset area could be an excellent place to start your search. With a diverse population and a range of social care needs, there are many opportunities for social care professionals in the area. Whether you’re looking to work in elderly care, mental health support, or disability services, you’ll find a range of positions available in Bath and Somerset.

The area has a strong sense of community and is known for its friendly and welcoming people. As a social care worker in Bath and Somerset, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with people from a range of backgrounds and cultures, contributing to a diverse and inclusive community. Whether you’re interested in exploring the area’s natural beauty, discovering its rich history, or getting involved in its vibrant cultural scene, there’s always something new and exciting to discover in Bath and Somerset.

One of the key benefits of working in Bath and Somerset’s social care sector is the chance to make a real difference in the lives of people who need support. By providing care and support to vulnerable people in the community, you’ll be helping to improve their quality of life and make a positive impact on society as a whole. Additionally, there is a high demand for social care workers in the area, meaning that job security and stability are likely to be strong factors in this field.

Another benefit of working in the social care sector in Bath and Somerset is the supportive and collaborative community. The area has a range of organizations and networks dedicated to improving the quality of social care provision, providing opportunities for professional development, and networking with other professionals in the field. The local government and health authorities also provide support for social care workers, offering training and resources to ensure that they are equipped to provide the best possible care to their clients.

Bath and Somerset are also beautiful locations with a rich history and cultural heritage. As a social care worker in the area, you’ll have the opportunity to work in picturesque settings, with the stunning countryside and charming towns providing a peaceful and calming environment for both you and your clients. Additionally, the area boasts a range of cultural attractions, including world-famous museums, galleries, and historic landmarks. From the Roman Baths to the Jane Austen Centre, there’s always something new and exciting to discover in Bath and Somerset.

Our Relationship with Bath Council

Due to our expertise in social work, we have a strong relationship with Bath and North East Somerset Council and have a good number of candidates working there including social workers and Team Managers. Due to this, we are signed up to receive all of their agency vacancies, allowing us to send across CV’s that we feel are most suitable. If a candidate appeals to the council, they will suggest an interview, and we will contact the social worker to help set this all up.

We’ll then aid our social workers with interview practice and techniques, and boost their confidence so that they can use their strengths throughout the process.

Our support doesn’t end there, however. All of our social workers benefit from a dedicated consultant, who checks in with them to ensure and maintain job satisfaction and address any issues or concerns.

‘’Can’t say enough positive things about Portman Recruitment! Well looked after, listened to, and supported. Go above and beyond to find the right role for you.’’ – Phil

If you’d like to work for Bath and North East Somerset Council as a social worker, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today on 0161 327 0936 to learn more about us and the roles that we currently have available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bath and North East Somerset Council are looking for social workers with 2 or 3 years experience in the social work industry. This level of experience is a good indicator that the candidate has seen and done it all in the industry. However, during times of high demand some authorities will be looking for candidates with 12 months experience, while not the ideal 2 or 3 years experience, a year is still considered sufficient.

City Councils operate 35 hours per week contract and 40p per mile business mileage.

If you’re not happy with your current work assignment then please call us. It’s as simple as that. If it’s day 1 or day 101 we want to hear from you if you have a problem. We want to hear because a) we care and want what is best for you and b) we want to help come up with a solution to ensure that you’re happy with your role. Our dedicated consultants build strong working relationships and take your problems personally. Portman Recruitment is just a phone call away.

Since day one, Portman Recruitment was created to offer an above and beyond service for their social workers and their clients. This commitment and ethos enable us to stand out from our competitors because we know we’ll always go one step further than our competitors. From CV writing and interview techniques to more palliative support like phone calls and advice on anything related to their social work role. We’re just a call away and if that isn’t answered we’ll endeavour to get back to you that same day.

Here at Portman Recruitment, we are proud of the level of service that we offer. From the moment our social workers walk through the door they see how different we really are. We’re understanding, empathetic and genuinely care about our social workers. In our minds, the contractor always comes first and once they’re placed in a role we will endeavour to be in touch with them to help smooth out any issues. Plenty of social workers that have left us for more permanent roles will get in touch with us to check-in. We treat everyone like a part of our family and all enjoy meals out together and regularly visit social workers.

Whilst working for Bath and North East Somerset Council you will be managed by Portman Recruitment and paid weekly via their requested payroll company. We also operate an in-house PAYE scheme should someone want to use that to ensure they’re never out of pocket.

Our honest, transparent and caring way of working is something that is regularly commented on by our clients – its a level of service that is unlike many others. Our dedicated recruitment specialists respect the role of social workers in our society and understand the difficult and challenging problems they can face on a daily basis. You’re not just a number or someone who is filling a space. You’re a person. An individual social worker who deserves the best in practical and emotional help.

Working for Bath and North East Somerset Council is something you may choose for a number of reasons, but most often location and working within an area of familiarity is the primary reason. If you are considering working here and need advise, talk to one of our recruitment consultants about career opportunities.

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