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Senior Supervising Social Worker Recruitment and Assessment
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/55644/17007
  • Published: Thu 16/09/2021, 17:03 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/09/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,113.50 per annum (pro rata to £40,227 FTE)
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Redhill

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Senior Supervising Social Worker Recruitment and Assessment

The starting salary for this role is £20,113.50 per annum and is based on a 18 working hour week. 

An opportunity has arisen for a part time Senior Supervising Social Worker specialising in the recruitment and assessment of foster carers to join the Fostering Team based in Redhill and Woking.

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 recruiting and assessing foster carers.  As well as completing initial visits and Form F assessments you will be required to deliver training, organise and attend recruitment events and carry 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 with children and young people and a comprehensive knowledge of legislation relating to fostering and Looked after Children.
  • An ability to be able to work directly with the wider public, foster carers and children, and be able to produce clear, analytical assessments.
  • Flexibility to be able to work evenings and weekends as the role includes attending recruitment events and home visits outside office hours.
  • You will need to be a qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England

The role is primarily within the Fostering Team in Consort House, Redhill, you will need to be prepared to work from both Redhill and Quadrant Court in Woking and travel countywide, therefore access to your own transport is essential. 

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23.59 on 26 September 2021.

Interviews to be confirmed.

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.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Fiona McGowan on 07896832514 or by email at


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 (pro-rata for part-time), 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.

Our Commitment

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.