Senior Practitioner
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/10003
  • Published: Tue 05/10/2021, 10:35 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/01/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,033 - £37,132 per annum, pro rata + £6000 MRS per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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Senior Practitioner

Team: South Older Persons Review and Assessment Teams

Job Family: Providing - CBG11

Salary: £34,033 - £37,132 per annum, pro rata + £6000 MRS per annum, pro rata

Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week

Base Location: Watling House, Dunstable

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: Rolling advert to 31st January 2022 - applications will be reviewed on a regular basis

More about the role:

The South Older People’s Team it is a busy, highly professional Adult Social Care team situated at Watling House in Dunstable. Our staff work from home and out of several office location across the county. The South Team is split into an Assessment Team and a Review Team and serves the area including Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable and Houghton Regis and the villages in between. We currently have vacancies in both teams.

We are currently seeking to recruit a Senior Practitioner to join our multi-skilled team. The Team forms part of Community Assessment Services and practices at the cutting edge of Adult Social Care with a strong focus on improving customer outcomes in a person-centred way. Our ambition is to work collaboratively with our health colleagues to provide a seamless multi-agency response in supporting residents with their health and social care needs. Our collective practice has a strong focus on early prevention and optimising levels of independence.

This post is key in supporting and developing the day to day operation of the team and overseeing the continuous approach we have to improving and developing our practice.  Working alongside your peers, you will be responsible for managing duty; undertaking supervision with staff; ensuring the timely and proportionate allocation of work; supporting people with safeguarding needs and providing support to staff on a day to day basis. You will hold a small caseload commensurate with your skills and experience.

The successful candidate must have a recognised Social Work qualification and be currently SWE registered, with relevant post qualifying practice and experience. Your values will demonstrate compassion in practice and professional pride. In return, Central Bedfordshire Council supports the workforce to operate in an agile manner by providing modern IT equipment as well as generous annual leave, local government pension scheme, regular supervision, support to develop and ongoing training. 

Community Assessment Services is continually striving to ensure that best practice is delivered to the residents we serve and is investing heavily in being a vibrant, supportive and inspiring place to work.  If you think you have the skills and aptitude to join us on our journey, ensuring that Central Bedfordshire remains a great place to live and work, we would like to hear from you.

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

*  In order to carry out this role you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 and provide proof when requested (unless you have a medical exemption) *

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: Morag Gray on or call 0300 300 5830 or Suzanne Russell on or 0300 300 5013

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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