Gloucestershire Council

Gloucestershire Council

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:

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.

‘’Fantastic agency. Brilliant consultants who make regular contact. Highly recommend the service.’’ – Dina

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Gloucestershire 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.

Social workers working with Portman Recruitment for Manchester City Council are 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 Gloucestershire 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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