Qualified Social Workers - Through Care team

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: APR20219699

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£29,577 - £39,880 Per Annum

Closing date

21 April 2021

Qualified Social Workers –   Through Care team – Children and Families Service


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


Higher Grade:  £35,744 – £39,880 p.a.


37 hours per week

1 x permanent post

1 x secondment/temporary post for up to 9 months to cover maternity

Please indicate on your application which post you are applying for.

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 currently have a full time post available in the Through Care Team One.  We also have a maternity cover for 9 months, which is temporary.  The posts will involve working with a case load involving Looked after Children to support through long term fostering or reunification home to their families.  In addition to preparing young people to independence prior to them becoming care leavers. This is an exciting and privileged opportunity to support children and young people in their plans for permanence and to prepare them for adulthood.

What you’ll need to succeed

An excellent communicator, you will have a Diploma or Degree in social work and be registered with Social Work England. You will have a good working knowledge of theory and legislation including the Children act 89/04 amongst others.

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.

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.

If applying as a secondment you will need permission from your current line manager releasing you for this secondment.  Please state you have this on your application form.

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.