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Step up to Social Work
  • Employer: Bracknell Forest Council
  • Reference: CYPL/23/229627
  • Published: Fri 17/02/2023, 15:34 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 04/04/2023, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £19,833
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Time Square, Bracknell , Berkshire

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Step up to Social Work

Step Up to Social Work

The Berkshire Regional Partnership has been successful in gaining funding for another cohort of Step Up to Social Work, for high achieving graduates who are thinking of a career change.  Opportunities are available at each of the local authority partners within the partnership: Bracknell Forest Council (Lead Partner), Reading now known as Brighter Futures for Children, Slough Children First and West Berkshire Council.

Step Up to Social Work is a 14 month post graduate intensive fulltime qualifying programme. The course will start in January 2024 as part of the 8th cohort funded by the Department for Education.

So what do I need to apply?

You will need to have experience of voluntary or paid work with children, young people and families and will need to demonstrate your maturity and emotional resilience.

  • A minimum 2.2 degree qualification (level 6) in any discipline except social work from a UK higher education institution or an approved overseas equivalent. Final year students are not eligible. You must have completed your degree programme to apply.
  • GCSEs in English or English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above, or the new grade 4 or above (or an approved equivalent).
  • A minimum of 6 months full-time (or equivalent) direct experience of working with vulnerable children, young people and/or families/carers or vulnerable adults, either in a paid or voluntary capacity.
  • To show evidence of your qualifications (such as certificates). Please ensure that you have the relevant electronic versions to upload these to the application portal.
  • To live in England and have the right to live and study in the UK (including access to public funds).
  • To complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Application is not through the usual university route you need to apply through the Department of Education website and the application window is open from 17th February and closes at midday on 4th April 2023 Berkshire Regional Partnership | Step Up to Social Work (

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form. Berkshire Regional Partnership | Step Up to Social Work (

Want to ask us a question?

For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role, please contact:

Lin - Step-Up Berkshire Regional Partnership Officer


Tel: 01344 352264