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.
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:
Other key services Gloucestershire Council offers include:
Gloucestershire Council can provide social workers with an excellent offering of jobs and environments to work within.
Some of our current roles include:
For our full range of Gloucestershire-based roles, please click here.
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.
As a general rule, most local authorities and councils will look for social workers with around 2 to 3 years of post-qualifying experience. The reason for this is that it shows a council that this candidate has worked long enough to have dealt with almost every scenario that social work can throw at them. However, in certain circumstances such as increased demand, councils will consider social workers that have just 12 months experience.
Gloucestershire County Council offers full-time contracts at 37 hours. TOIL can be taken as appropriate but must be approved. Mileage from journeys from the office and back can also be claimed back at the rate of 45p a mile as can parking. For people that take journeys over 60 miles a day (round trip) the council will contribute 20p a mile for every mile over the initial 60 miles. Additional benefits can include accommodation if necessary and this is up to £25 a night.
We work hard at Portman Recruitment to cultivate an atmosphere and culture where candidates feel comfortable picking up the phone and giving us a ring. We don’t care how long you’ve been in the social work role – whether it’s been 2 hours, 2 days or 2 weeks. If you’ve got a problem then please call your dedicated consultant. We want to hear from you so that we can solve the problem there and then but also put a plan in place to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Since day one, Portman Recruitment has been working to an ethos that involves going ‘above & beyond’ for our candidates and clients. This ethos and way of working ensure we are ahead of our competitors at all times because we’re willing to go the extra mile for the clients that we care so dearly about. We’re just a call away and if they’re not answered we endeavour to get back to you the same day.
Social workers working with Portman Recruitment for Gloucestershire County 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.
Living in Gloucestershire and working for Gloucestershire County Council offers a great work-life balance. On your days off, experience stunning locations like Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Cheltenham all set among the backdrop of the picturesque Cotswolds.
Residents of Gloucestershire truly appreciate and understand the hard work that social workers do, after all, the work you do is integral to a functioning society. Gloucestershire County Council also works hard to provide the people of the county with high-quality services like bin collection, road maintenance and transportation.
Our honest and transparent way of working is a welcome change for our clients, compared to other agencies. We truly care and respect the role of social workers, understand how difficult it can be and know that we need to be there. We work hard to keep in touch with our clients through regular phone calls and our recruitment officers cultivate relationships with their clients that last way beyond the time they are with us at Portman Recruitment.
Fantastic agency. Brilliant consultants who make regular contact. Highly recommend the service.
Brilliant service, great consultants who are always happy to help. Best agency I have come across.
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.
I honestly can’t fault Portman. Adam replies pretty much instantly and I think if Adam wasn’t there, I could call the Portman office and anyone would speak to me. It’s good to know that he’s there if I need anything. He’s been a fantastic support.
The staff at Portman do their best for their workers. Reliable and trustworthy - excellent compliance - they don’t rush you into jobs that aren’t suitable just to make a buck like some other recruitment companies, but really take their time to get to know you and your skills and match you with good employers. Highly recommend.
Very promising start with Portman, they got me a job to suit my very specific needs pretty much instantly and have been great to work with so far as they take care of everything for you. Would definitely recommend them.
Brilliant agency to work for. Really work hard to get the best for you, really personable approach. Highly recommend.