Qualified Social Worker - (ASYE)

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: FEB20223002

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£29,577 - £32,233 Per Annum

Closing date

7 August 2022

Qualified Social Worker – (ASYE)

Salary: Main Grade: £30,095 to £32,797 + recruitment & retention package of £5000 over 6 years.

Progression to Higher Grade:  £35,744 – £39,880 p.a.

37 hours per week

We are seeking to recruit social workers recently graduated or graduating in 2022 who wish to undertake their Assessed & Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) within Portsmouth City Council Children’s Social Care.

Experience of working with children and families would be an advantage but is not a pre-requisite however a passion for working with children and families is.

Your New Role

We seek talented and curious people who want to develop their professional career as a qualified social worker

As a newly qualified social worker you will have an opportunity to be based within one of our locality teams or through care teams for looked after children, to enable there to be a clear focus on the child and their family’s needs.  This will either be working to provide support under Children in Need or in need of protection where necessary or when children have come into the care of Children’s Social Care.

To support your first year in practice you will be invited to attend our Stronger Futures ASYE Academy.  You will also have an assessor based in your team to provide you with high support and high challenge.

As we are committed to supporting our staff in a nurturing environment and successful candidates will have opportunities via training and supervision to progress their career.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will have a diploma or degree in social work and be registered with Social Work England (on graduation).   As well as being an excellent communicator, you will have a good working knowledge of theory and legislation including the Children Act 89/04, and will need to demonstrate some understanding of the issues which relate to children & their families.

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 staff’s 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.

What next

How to apply: To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “job profile” and “how to apply” to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role.   Please ensure you refer to the ‘how to apply’ document when you complete your application as there is information in there that you need to include and evidence in your application for this role.  This is really important or you are likely not to be short listed.  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.  Please only submit a CV to show your employment and your education history, not your suitability for the role

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.



Please note that there is no closing date and suitable candidates will be shortlisted and interviewed as and when they come in