Social Work Job Vacancies in Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire is one of the most beautiful places to live and work in the UK. The county town is Gloucester, while other principal towns include Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and Cirencester. As the 16th largest county in England, Gloucestershire boasts a wealth of historic attractions and beautiful countryside.
The country is split into three areas including the picture-perfect Cotswold villages, the beautiful Forest of Dean, which has inspired many great authors like J. R. R. Tolkien and JK Rowling, and the Severn Valley, which offers wonderful waterscapes and hardly-touched medieval sites.
In addition to its fascinating history and alluring landscapes, Gloucestershire offers many fantastic opportunities for a social worker.
All About Gloucestershire Council
Gloucestershire County Council is responsible for administering the most strategic local government services in the non-metropolitan county of Gloucestershire. It comprises 53 councillors spread between 9 constituencies, 53 divisions and 174 wards. Gloucestershire Council’s primary functions include highways (roads, parking and right of way), social services, education and libraries, as well as many other local government services.
Gloucestershire Council’s Main Social Services Include:
- Child Protection: Where members of the public can file a report if they suspect a child is suffering harm, neglect or abuse, where families under stress can receive support and advice and where seriously ill or disabled children receive an assessment of their needs and get the help they need.
- Adoption: Where potential adopters can learn more about adoption, apply to become an adopter and receive the support they need, including ongoing training and parenting skills, peer-led support groups and therapeutic services. The Adoption Team at Gloucestershire County Council are now part of Adoption West, a regional adoption agency also incorporating local authorities in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and Wiltshire.
- Early Help: Where children, young people and families can get the right help at the right time, before issues get worse. Gloucestershire Council’s integrated, holistic Graduated Pathway of Early Help and Support enables practitioners to prevent issues and problems becoming serious and harmful to the child, young person, family and community.
Other key services Gloucestershire Council offers include:
- Special Education Needs & Disability
- Gloucestershire Suicide Prevention Partnership
- Gloucestershire Welfare Support Scheme
- Library Growth Hub Network
Types of Social Work Available at Gloucestershire Council
Gloucestershire Council can provide social workers with an excellent offering of jobs and environments to work within.
Some of our current roles include:
- Team Manager — Safeguarding Team — Working with Children & Families
- Senior Practitioner — Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub Team — Working with Children & Families
- QSW – Experienced — Forest Locality Team — Working with Adults
For our full range of Gloucestershire-based roles, please click here.
Why Gloucestershire Council Is a Great Place to Be a Social Worker
- They offer employees a wide range of benefits and packages, including childcare vouchers, flexible working and free, confidential counselling and advice.
- They’ve developed a values and behaviours framework that encourages and prioritises accountability, integrity, empowerment, respect and excellence.
- They value their staff, making sure they have a welcoming and enjoyable place to work in and take pride in providing services to the beautiful county of Gloucestershire. Through initiatives like staff engagement surveys, there is a strong focus on listening to their employees so they can improve the work environment.
Our Relationship With Gloucestershire Council
At Portman Recruitment, we work closely with Gloucestershire Council to allow us to match our candidates with the most suitable and rewarding social work roles. We keep close tabs on all their latest vacancies and we’ll send across the relevant CV(s) if the right job comes up. Gloucestershire Council will then look through the CVs we’ve sent them and let us know if they’re interested in any of our candidates. If they are, we’ll help set up an interview.
After the interview, we’ll get feedback from Gloucestershire Council and let you know which areas you excelled in and which areas you can improve. Should you be successful, we’ll arrange a start date and help you fully prepare for your new job.
After you’ve started your new job, we’ll continue our support through onsite visits, regular catch-ups and out-of-hours calls.
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To learn more about Gloucestershire Council and how we can help you find your ideal job, please give us a call today on 0161 327 0936. We’re more than happy to help.