Social Worker - Improve Partners Team

Location Gloucester
Job type Contract
Salary £350 per day
Contact Lauren Minter
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Reference 169261

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company to the private and public sector has a locum vacancy for a Social Worker to work based in South Gloucester, within the Improve Partners Team.

The pay rate for this locum Social Worker job is £350 per day and is an initial 3-month contract.


  • Support our improvement agenda through undertaking audits, providing 1:1 advice and guidance and providing additional support as needed
  • Provide professional expertise to ensure high quality social work practice across the council within South Gloucestershire’s Children’s Social Care Model working with a range of specialisms and services
  • Support, champion and challenge professional practice and judgement in casework, ensuring a systemic approach is deployed, providing individual guidance and support to practitioners, evaluating case and individual pieces of work as necessary to ensure desired outcomes for children, young people and families
  • Assess the quality and compliance of casework, where necessary liaising with the Service Manager Improvement on findings and improvements to practice, and will work to ensure that critical reflection and constructive challenge is featured in all case work
  • Be a role model for best practice and will maintain knowledge of leading-edge best practice through research, review and personal development
  • Support the continuous development of service staff within the professional development framework of South Gloucestershire’s Children’s Social Care and national social care professional development frameworks
  • Provide a range of development strategies including mentoring, coaching and group training
  • Contribute to delivering and embedding the overarching strategy, social work core standards, thresholds and quality assurance framework of South Gloucestershire’s Children's Social Care Services

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • Be Social work qualified
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Be experienced to at least Team Manager level
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Be experienced in undertaking audits and in supporting staff through 1:1 work and through running workshops and training
  • Have an excellent understanding of the Ofsted inspection framework
  • Know what good practice looks like and understand the impact of practice on those children and young people we support
  • Have experience working across a range of teams and services in Children’s Social Care
  • Have an understanding of Signs of Safety and of systemic Social Work practice

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place after 100 hours of work has been completed
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support with a specialist safeguarding team
  • In-house payroll system
  • Free digital copy of the Social Work News Magazine


This Social Worker job is advertised by Lauren Minter; 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.