Senior Practitioner
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/9889
  • Published: Fri 23/04/2021, 11:20 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/05/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: MRS £5,150 & Enhanced MRS of £4,350 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire

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Senior Practitioner

Team: Court and Permanence 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: Full-time - 37 hours per week

Location:  Priory House, Shefford

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 9th May 2021

Interview Date: w/c 17th May 2021


More about the role: 

Central Bedfordshire Council is excited to offer an opportunity for a Senior Practitioner role within our Court and Permanency 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.  The role will provide opportunities to develop court skills alongside working with children for who we are the corporate parent. We aim to work closely with families developing our use of MI and implementing systemic practise. The Court and Permanence Service also provides workers the opportunity to build up a repertoire in carrying out direct work with children and young people. We work with children from 0-16 and we work with the netowrk around children, both professional and personal, to ensure they are safe and can achieve their potential.


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’.


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: Claire Collins 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.

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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