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Senior Social Worker (Foster Carer Training and Development)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/109822/18855
  • Published: Mon 15/11/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/01/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 22.5
  • Salary: £44,108 - £47,431 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN21 1EP

Job introduction

Hours of work: 22.5 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time

Closing date: Sunday 16 January 2022
Interview date: 24, 25 January 2022

For an informal discussion, please contact Adrian Sewell- Operations Manager- Fostering 01323 463121

[Note] Please note that these salaries include a  market supplement introduced in July 2021 and are subject to a 3 yearly review – you can view the basic salary on our Salaries scales page

About the role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to shape and develop foster care training for our ‘outstanding’ Fostering team at East Sussex County Council. You will be responsible for equipping our highly valued foster carers with the knowledge, practical skills and motivation to grow in their role while remaining child centred at all times.

You will identify, plan, produce and manage training which is both cutting edge and in line with statutory requirements. You’ll be experienced in delivering  training both online and face-to-face. You’ll be confident in evaluating your work in collaboration with supervising social workers.

You’ll have a background in statutory front line Children’s Social Work and an excellent understanding of contextual safeguarding alongside the fostering regulations.

You’ll achieve this by drawing on the national Minimum Standards for Fostering and East Sussex Fostering priorities. You’ll learn from annual reviews and feedback from exit interviews, Standard of Care findings and panel feedback.

You will also have experience of managing admin staff and monitoring budgets.

Crucially, you will be committed to equal opportunities, diversity and difference and have the kind of interpersonal and teamworking skills that enable you to work with people at all levels of the organisation. You’ll be proactive with a passion for continuous learning and development.

In return, you will be joining a progressive, dedicated and supportive team with a clearly-defined career development and a highly-competitive package of benefits.  

Our ‘Progress’ pathway enables you to enrich and develop your career by mapping out all the different options and opportunities.  It enables staff to build on existing skills and develop new knowledge and it provides clarity around the requirements for pay and progression, social work registration and further accreditation.

A wide range of benefits
In addition to a competitive salary £40,098- £43,119

we offer a wide range of benefits, including:

- relocation costs of up to £8,000, if you are making a move of more than 20 miles
- payment of your HCPC registration fees

For all the details, take a look at our full range of www.eastsussex.gov.uk/…/benefits-of-working-here

Join us now

At East Sussex our Social Work practice is high impact. We know we are making a difference because that’s what children and young people tell us. We’ve been awarded the following: 

•    judged Outstanding by Ofsted and in our July 2018 
•    Local Government Association Chronicle Awards for services to children and business transformation
•    Silver Award for Best Social Work Employer at the Social Worker of the year Awards 2017
•    Teaching Partnership status.

We welcome applications from all sections of our community and for this post we particularly encourage applications from people of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, and men, who are currently under-represented within East Sussex children’s social care

So, if you’d like to be part of our innovative team, apply NOW.

Additional information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

Company information

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.


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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/109822/18855
  • Published: Mon 15/11/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/01/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 22.5
  • Salary: £44,108 - £47,431 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN21 1EP