Reinvigorating Social Work team (1 x team manager and 6 x L3 social workers)

£33,437 to £44,630
30 May 2017
22 Jun 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Apply to join the Reinvigorating Social Work team

Do you have an excellent track record of improving outcomes for children and making a difference to their lives? 

Here at Dorset County Council, we’re transforming our children’s social care practice - moving away from processes and instead giving our staff time to build those important relationships to deliver purposeful social work.

We’re doing this through our Reinvigorating Social Work programme, which aims to empower our staff through tailored learning; development and support, making sure we get it right first time round for the child. It`s ambitious and innovative, but we`re determined to succeed and have been given a £2m boost from the Department for Education in recognition of our successful pilot work.

We’re recruiting six permanent, full-time, Level 3 Social Workers and a team manager to help make this happen. You’ll be part of a team undertaking a wide variety of statutory social work across the county, sharing your knowledge and expertise of relationship-based practice and direct work as well as providing additional support to our social workers while they take part in the programme (including undertaking case work). You’ll also benefit from this unique package of learning and development to help further your own professional career.

This will all be happening in a county that boasts 100 miles of coastline and is also home to the Jurassic Coast (the only natural World Heritage Site in England), not to mention the benefits that we offer our employees (link to benefits)

You will need to have a flexible and responsive approach and be able to work across various locations across Dorset, although the centre of duty will be County Hall in Dorchester.

If you’re up for the challenge of helping us create the right environment for great social work, we want to hear from you.

Team manager £39,177 - £44,630

Social worker (x 6)   £33,437 - £37,306

Closing date: 12 June 

Team manager interview date: Thursday 22 June

Social worker interview dates: Wednesday 28 June and Thursday 29 June

References will be taken prior to interview.

We hope that the successful candidate for the team manager post will be involved in the recruitment process for the social worker positions.

For an informal discussion about the roles, call Tanya Hamilton-Fletcher on 01305 225937 or email