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Supervising Social Worker & Senior Supervising Social Worker
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/8541
  • Published: Thu 07/05/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 07/06/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £35,382 - £39,246
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Quadrant Court, Woking

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Supervising Social Worker & Senior Supervising Social Worker

We offer £35,382 - £39, 246 per annum for Supervising Social Workers and £40,227 - £44,619 per annum Senior Supervising Social Workers; salary dependent on level of experience. You would be based at one of our 2 Office locations in Woking (North West) & Redhill (South East)

The Social Worker Start Up Package of up to £2,000 (paid pro rata for part time employees) for new employees joining Surrey County Council as a Social Worker in the Children, Schools and Families Directorate on a permanent basis.

Interested in a new challenge?

If you are a registered, qualified Social Worker with Social Work England (or equivalent) simply register your interest by pressing APPLY, with the following details, we will be able to have an informal conversation with you help you understand if we are the sort of employer you would like to work for and to discuss team opportunities. Please have your Social Work England Registration Number to hand.


Or if you would just like to have a chat?

If you would like to find out more please email with the following details or call us on 01483 518672

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for full time Supervising Social Workers specialising in the General Fostering Team and Family and Friends Team based in Woking or Redhill.

The successful candidate will be part of a creative fostering service that works with the theories of trauma, attachment and loss, social pedagogy and restorative practice to ensure the best outcomes for our children.

The primary focus of the role will be assessing and supervising foster carers, as well as completing assessments for temporary approval under Regulation 24, supervising general and Connected Persons Foster carers, and carrying out general tasks within the wider fostering team.

Self-motivated and accustomed to working to deadlines, you will have good IT and communication skills, with experience of establishing and nurturing multi-agency relationships.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position, your application will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working children and young people and a comprehensive knowledge of legislation relating to Looked After Children.
  • An ability to be able to work directly with the wider public, foster carers and young people, and be able to produce clear, evidence based and analytical assessments.
  • Flexibility to be able to work evenings and occasional weekends, as the role includes attending recruitment events and home visits outside office hours.
  • You need to be a qualified Social Worker, registered with HCPC.

This role is primarily based within the Fostering Team in Quadrant Court, Woking or Consort House, Redhill, but you will need to be prepared to travel countywide and in some instances country-wide, therefore access to your own transport is essential.

For more information, please see the full job description attached at the bottom of this page.

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Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Clark McAuly on or Steve Orchard on We look forward to receiving your application. 

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 07/06/2020.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

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