Senior Practitioner
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/9665
  • Published: Tue 12/01/2021, 14:15 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 31/01/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,033 - £37,132 per annum pro rata + MRS £5,150 & Enhanced MRS of £4,350 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

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Senior Practitioner

Team: Family Support Team - North

Job Family: Supporting CBG11

Salary: £34,033 - £37,132 per annum pro rata + MRS £5,150 & Enhanced MRS of £4,350 per annum pro rata

Hours: 37 hours per week

Base Location: Biggleswade Area Office, Biggleswade

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 31st January 2021

Interview Date: W/C 7th February 2021

More about the role: 

Central Bedfordshire Council is excited to offer an opportunity for a Senior Practitioner role within our Children Service’s Family Support Team. 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 is an exciting opportunity for any social worker to develop their social work career and experience the front end of helping families and safeguarding.  We are proud that in Family Support we enable workers to gain a vast amount of experiences and opportunities in working with families who are subject to child in need, child protection and court work. We aim to work closely with families developing our use of MI and implementing systemic practise. Family support also facilitates workers the opportunity to build up a repertoire in carrying out direct work with children and young people. Family Support pride ourselves on our small teams and manageable cases loads allowing workers to undertake meaningful practice with children and their families.

The Senior Practitioner has a specific role, which will support and develop practice and career opportunities. You will have relevant experience in understanding the best way of applying different social work theories and come up with ideas and knowledge to deliver imaginative and ambitious interventions that improve outcomes for all involved. You will also have the communication skills to work with other agencies and present high-quality reports. You’ll work alongside the Team Manager and have additional responsibility within the team to support performance to ensure deadlines are being adhered to and undertake monthly case audits at times. 

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’.

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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: Senior Practitioner Recruitment Pack 

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Sian Clery at

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

Safeguarding (For DBS posts only):

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 and value 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.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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