Consultant Social Worker - Safeguarding Team

Location Hitchin
Job type Permanent
Salary £45,876 - 48,857 per year
Contact Lucy Pearson
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Reference 168305

Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Consultant Social Worker to work full-time in Hertford, within the Safeguarding Team.

The salary for this permanent Consultant Social Worker job is £45,792- £48,683 per annum.


  • Conducting supervision meetings and supporting other members of the team and providing management cover in the Team Manager's absence
  • Providing high-quality support and planning for children and young people who are in long term foster care, residential care and semi-independent care up until the age of 18

Requirements of the Consultant Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Children's Services
  • Passion for achieving better outcomes for vulnerable children and their families and this will be demonstrated through applying theory and research to frontline practice.
  • Enthusiasm for continued professional development will be put to the test as you make the transition into your first management role.
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of the challenges associated with working with children and their families.
  • Sufficient experience of staff supervision and management and be at the height of your social work career.


  • Competitive starting salary of between £37,858 and £40,619 depending on experience
  • Welcome payment of £1000 for all external appointments
  • Market Forces payment of up to £5000 (£4000 for CLA teams)
  • Relocation Expenses of up to £6000 for those candidates that need to relocate for the role
  • Car lease scheme
  • Free parking at all of our sites
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Flexible working arrangements including working from home and flexi-time
  • Up to 33 days annual leave entitlement
  • Staff discounts in gyms, travel agents, car sales, restaurants and days out


This Consultant Social Worker job is advertised by Lucy Pearson; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.