Lead Groupworker

Lancashire County Council
Lancaster, Lancashire
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

| Salary £22,129-£25,927 Per annum | Fixed Term, Full Time, until 01/08/2025, 37 hours per week | Early Help – Fylde & Wyre |


A new and exciting opportunity has arisen within Fylde & Wyre Children and Family Wellbeing Service. The successful candidate will report to the Neighbourhood Senior Family Support Worker, post holder will work in partnership with group workers across their team to plan, evaluate and support in the delivery of regular group work programmes to children, adults and family groups as determined by the needs of the service curriculum. Post holder will be aligned to one of the ten delivery team areas:

  • Lancaster
  • Wyre/Fylde
  • Preston
  • Chorley
  • South Ribble
  • West Lancashire
  • Hyndburn/ Ribble Valley
  • Rossendale
  • Burnley
  • Pendle


Post holders will take a lead role in supporting group work delivery and drop in support services at identified neighbourhood centres and in the district and will co-ordinate the supporting arrangements around group work delivery in other community settings or in partnership with other agencies as directed.


Post holders will oversee the delivery of high quality informal education, prevention and early intervention opportunities which help improve children and family outcomes.  Group work will be targeted to those most in need of support and focus on addressing needs identified as barriers to children and family progression.  Group workers will seek to increase parental capacity to improve the welfare of their children and improve children's resilience.  Information and support provided through group work will help parents to make informed decisions for their families and impact positively on children being able to reach their potential.   


Group workers will build positive relationships with parents and children and build mutual trust and respect.


Supporting the service in the delivery and continuous improvement of early help services for children, young people, and families in line with the vision for Children and Families in Lancashire developed by the Children and Families Partnership Board which states;

Children, young people and their families are safe, healthy and achieve their full potential


To deliver this vision we have agreed some key outcomes:

Five Outcomes

  1. Vulnerable children and young people are safe from harm and build resilience.
  2. Children and young people achieve their full potential in education, learning and future employment.
  3. Children and young people enjoy heathy lifestyles and know how to help others.
  4. Children, young people and families have a voice in shaping the support they receive.
  5. Children and young people live in Lancashire where they can enjoy a good quality of life, be happy and want to stay.


For more information about this role please contact Sharon Lee-John via email for an informal discussion - Sharon.Lee-John@lancashire.gov.uk


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.



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.


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.


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 & Person Specification

Additional Information

  • Minimum Salary: 22129
  • Maximum Salary: 25927
  • Pay Basis: Yearly
  • Schedule Type: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Hours: 37
  • Closing Date: Aug 15, 2022


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