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Qualified Social Worker - Fostering Service

Children’s Social Care Jobs, Portsmouth City Council Jobs

Reference: 3386-4105

Job details



Job type

Full time, Permanent


Main Grade: £29,577 - £32,233 p.a, + recruitment & retention package of £5000 over 6 years Higher Grade: £35,744 - £39,880 p.a.

Closing date

21/09/2020 5:00 pm

Qualified Social Worker – Fostering Service

Main Grade: £29,577 – £32,233 p.a, + recruitment & retention package of £5000 over 6 years

Higher Grade: £35,744 – £39,880 p.a.

 Are you a motivated, enthusiastic, passionate with a ‘can do’ attitude who shares our passion for improving children’s and young people’s lives?

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

We are seeking a qualified and suitably experienced Social Worker to join our Fostering Service. This is an ideal opportunity to develop specialist knowledge within the fostering sector. You will have the autonomy and responsibility to really make a difference.

We currently have an opportunity for a social worker in the following area:

  • Supervising and supporting approved foster carers

What you’ll need to succeed

You will be a qualified social worker and be registered with Social Work England.  You will have suitable post qualifying experience in children and families work – experience of working with looked after children and foster carers would be an advantage and an understanding of models of therapeutic parenting.

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

For further information on the posts as well as details of how to apply please see the attached documents at the bottom of the Job Page.  Please ensure you fully read and follow the guidance so you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile. PLEASE DO NOT JUST SUBMIT A CV.

Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.

DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.



How to apply


Please ensure you follow the instructions in the ‘how to apply’ attachment and e-mail your application to