Senior Social Worker

Lancashire County Council
£34,373 - £39,571 per annum
Closing date
7 Aug 2022

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Are you ready for a fresh challenge? Do you want to flourish in a supportive, team focused, environment? Would you like to work with people in the community to build on their strengths, promote their independence and achieve their goals? If the answer is yes, then Lancashire County Council wants to hear from you.

We have an exciting opportunity within Adult Social Care in the following Team: Service: Community Mental health team, Learning disabilities Autism and Mental Health

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Tracey Ickringill on 07771371447

What can we offer you?

Flexible working opportunities

A competitive salary

Inclusion in the Local Government Pension Scheme

The opportunity to pay into an Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) scheme alongside the workplace pension.

Generous annual leave entitlement as well as the opportunity to purchase additional leave throughout the year

A wide range of benefits are available, from discounts with local retailers, through to financial assistance

Access to a Credit Union

Registering body membership fees reimbursed (if registration is an essential requirement of your role)

Strong links with neighbouring Higher Education Institutions as part of the Greater Lancashire Teaching Partnership

Enrolment onto the Adult Social Care Academy, a bespoke training programme which supports staff through their first year with Adult Social Care

Enrolment and support through the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) for newly qualified Social Workers

Opportunities to acquire additional role specific qualifications through the Apprenticeship schemes

Access to a wealth of practice resources as part of our subscription to Research in Practice

A well-established staff Health and Wellbeing programme

Maternity, paternity, adoption, parental and carers' leave

Sickness pay

Bike to work scheme in accordance with

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you and you think you have what we're looking for, please apply to work with us using the documents below to support you in writing your application:


You must be registered (SWE) to be appointed as a Social Worker or have applied to register with the Social Care Council. For Social Worker/Care Manager positions where non social worker qualifications are accepted, registration is not required, and you will be appointed as a Care Manager.

Applications may be considered if you are working towards a qualification that is essential to the role you are applying for, with the expectation of completion, within the next 3 months at the date of application.

Occupational Therapists must be registered with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC).

As per the Council's response to COVID-19, interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams video conferencing, support for which will be given.

Please ensure you have uploaded and attached your supporting statement to evidence how you meet the criteria for the role. The panel may be unable to shortlist you for interview without this evidence.

You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.

This post is a COVID-19 critical post. The successful applicant/s will be required to undergo regular COVID-19 testing and are strongly encouraged to take up the offer of the COVID-19 vaccination.

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.

In return Lancashire County Council offers a range of benefits, found on our website here

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.


Job Description and Person Specification


Additional Information

  • Minimum Salary: 19100
  • Maximum Salary: 19264
  • Pay Basis: Yearly
  • Schedule Type: Part Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: 30
  • Closing Date: Aug 7, 2022

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