Adoption Social Worker - Level 2
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/20/9505
  • Published: Tue 13/10/2020, 15:20 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/11/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,589 - £33,106 per annum pro rata + MRS £5,150 + Enhanced MRS of £3,850 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chicksands, Shefford, Priory House, Chicksands, Bedfordshire

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Adoption Social Worker - Level 2

Teams: Leaving Care North

Job Family: Supporting - CBG10

Salary: £31,589 - £33,106 per annum pro rata + MRS £5,150 + Enhanced MRS of £3,850 per annum pro rata

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Priory House, Shefford

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 1st November 2020

Interview Date: w/c 9th November 2020

More about the role: 

Central Bedfordshire Council is excited to offer the rare and exciting opportunity for a Social Worker role within our Children Service’s Leaving Care Service. In Central Bedfordshire we want to assist children and young people to grow up safely, achieve more, and be happy and healthy. We know that the only way to protect our most vulnerable children is to value and support our talented Social Workers and we are looking for the finest Social Workers to join our progressive team and in return to offer you the opportunity to develop, progress your career and find your greatness.

Children’s Services at Central Bedfordshire Council was been awarded social work ‘employer of the year’ alongside having been graded a ‘Good’ at our last OFSTED inspection. 

This opportunity within the Leaving Care service, is based at Priory House, Chicksands, Shefford.  This post will require the holder to travel to meet our Looked After Children and Care Leavers wherever they are placed, for the majority of our young people this is within Bedfordshire and our neighbouring Local Authorities, with a few of our children and young people placed more widely. Central Bedfordshire offers the ability to work agilely and has the most up to date technology that supports agile working. Within the Leaving Care service there are two teams, one covering the North Locality cohort of children and young people and the other covering the South Locality of children and young people.  This post sits within the North Locality. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a social worker to develop their practice in the area of Leaving Care, working closely with our older Looked After Young People and Care Leavers, providing them with information, support, guidance and advice, assisting them to make positive choices for their future.  As Corporate Parents we are highly aspirational for our young people ensuring they are happy, healthy, safe and achieving to their best ability. 

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Social Worker Level 2 Recruitment Pack

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For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Andrea Shri at or call 0300 300 4161

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at


Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.   

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone andvalue diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role:

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