Various Teams

Social Worker X 9 REF: 50038653

County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight.

Grade 10 £28,799 to £31,296 plus market supplement = £30,299 to £35,296 per annum (ASYE Salary £28,386)

1x Children in Care

3x Children in Need

4x Referral & Assessment

Based in County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight

1x Children in Care based in Eastleigh, Hampshire

Hours: 37 per week

Permanent Contract


Are you a qualified experienced social worker looking to relocate for the perfect work/life balance or the opportunity to separate your professional and personal life by commuting to the Isle of Wight on a daily basis?

The Isle of Wight Council is currently recruiting for social workers. You will join our established team and work in what is a highly rewarding environment on the beautiful Isle of Wight.

There has been recent investment into the administration of social work and each team has dedicated social work PA’s.

You will have access to extensive quality training and professional development. You will be working alongside experienced social workers and managers.

Social work posts on the Isle of Wight are becoming much sought after because of these career opportunities. Our vacancy rates are low and our retention rates are high.

On offer is a very competitive rate of pay plus a market supplement and travel assistance for mainland commuters. We also offer a generous 31 days annual leave and operate a nine day fortnight so that social workers have one day off work every fortnight.

If you are passionate about making a difference for children and want to be part of a culture that values learning and continuous professional development, with dedicated administrative support please get in touch to find out more.

Key responsibilities

• As a qualified and HCPC registered social worker with post qualifying experience, you
will ensure that the voice of each and every child and young person is central to what we do.
• You will provide a high quality and effective social work service to respond to the needs
of children, young people, their families and carers in a timely manner and within statutory guidelines.
• You will assess need, plan and deliver focused intervention to safeguard children and
promote positive outcomes.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact the relevant Team Manager on 01983 821000.

Please specify which team(s) you are applying to join within the Additional Information section on your application form.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees. The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.
The Isle of Wight Council is committed to supporting all newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) through the implementation of a robust post graduate competency framework referred to as the Assessed and Supported Year of Employment (ASYE). The ASYE is intended to be the first stage of the continuing professional development for Registered Social Workers, and the framework will be closely allied to the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF). You will be therefore, be required to satisfactory complete the ASYE programme within a 12 month period (or 18 months if part time).

Please note that this role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council delivers, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will do so for a period of five years from 1 July 2013 with a review after three years or until the agreement has been revoked by the Secretary of State. The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

Telephone 01983 823134 or email callcentre@iow.gov.uk if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted. In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.

Vacancy Reference: 50038653

Closing Date: 28/02/2017

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