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Adults Social Worker & Senior Social Worker - Runnymede

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/779/29892
  • Published: Fri 06/01/2023, 15:34 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/02/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £36,282 - £45,519 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Addlestone

Runnymede Locality Team are looking to recruit to the following positions:

  • 1 x full-time permanent Senior Social Worker and 1 x full-time Senior Social Worker (Fixed Term/Secondment position up to September 2023 to cover maternity leave). For internal candidates interested in a Secondment opportunity, please discuss with your Line Manager before submitting your application.
  • 1 x full-time permanent Social Worker.

These are full-time positions (part-time applications will be considered for the permanent positions).

The salary offer for our Social Workers is as follows:

  • Social Worker - £36,282 - £ 40,146 per annum based on a 36 hour working week (pro-rata for part-time hours).
  • Senior Social Worker - £ 41,127- £ 45,519 per annum based on a 36 hour working week (pro-rata for part-time hours).

Applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence and have access to a car.

This friendly team is based at Runnymede Borough Council, Civic Centre, Station Road, Addlestone, KT15 2AH and is located very close to local amenities including cafes, banks and a gym with a multi-storey car park close park.

In order to be considered for these roles you will need to be motivated and flexible with high professional standards and sound knowledge and experience of current legislation, including the Care Act and the Mental Capacity Act and its application to practice in a social care setting.

You will need to be confident in undertaking safeguarding enquiries, carry out assessments within the community and working with a diverse group of individuals and partner agencies.

You will be able to communicate in a clear, fluent, concise and jargon free way and in a courteous, calm and professional manner.

You will be able to supervise less experienced members of staff within the team and support their development. In return for all of your skills, enthusiasm and commitment we will support you to take your career to the next level.

For Social Worker roles you will need to have completed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) and be registered with Social Work England. We recognise there will be exceptions to this so please speak to us if you are in any doubt. 

For Senior Social Worker roles, substantial post qualification professional experience as a Social Worker would also be required. Experience of providing professional supervision (can include to unqualified and/or non-professional supervision) would be desirable but not essential.

As part of our greener future strategies and our commitment to creating a healthy work-life balance, we welcome a conversation with you regarding our remote working options. Remote working to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working remotely from home or wherever works best.

Surrey County Council are currently investing in and building a workforce that can proactively meet the demands and challenges facing Adult Social Care (ASC). Our ASC workforce strategy supports our commitment to manage our talent and build succession plans for key areas, while investing in specialist training and development for our workforce. Key areas identified are:

  • Investing in individual growth and career progression
  • Growing workforce supply to meet demand
  • Modernising the way we organise and deliver our services
  • Ensuring our workplaces and practices are supportive and inclusive
  • Continuing to work closely with our partners

 To be shortlisted to interview your application will clearly evidence:

  • Supervising (support and training will be given)
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental Capacity Act and Continuing Health Care
  • Recognised Social work qualification (DipSW, CQSW, CSS or approved equivalent, BA Hons Social Work or other relevant degree in Social Work)
  • Social Worker England Registration
  • Successfully completed Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). (This applies only to social workers who qualified on or after 2012).

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

Go on, put that application in and join our team, we are waiting for you…

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 5th February 2023.

Interviews will take place on 15th February 2023.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact  Radoslav Bashev  on 01932 794800 or email radoslav.bashev@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application and personal statement, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Please confirm which position you are applying for when you submit your application.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/779/29892
  • Published: Fri 06/01/2023, 15:34 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/02/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £36,282 - £45,519 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Addlestone

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