Social Worker - Safeguarding Team

Location Stevenage
Job type Permanent
Salary £36,234 - 39,728 per year
Contact Lucy Pearson
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Reference 165611

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading and award winning recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Worker to work full-time (37 hours per week) based in Stevenage, within the Safeguarding Team.

The salary for this permanent Social Worker job is £36,234 and £39,728 per annum (depending on experience).


  • Working at the forefront of best practice to deliver first class support to vulnerable children and families which will expose you to managing complex and diverse caseloads
  • Carrying out assessments and developing plans to support children & families using leading edge practices to create effective solutions
  • Travel to visit service users out in the community, either in their homes or at other venues in order to undertake assessments
  • Attend meetings at other sites other than your own work base

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Children’s Services
  • Confident to deliver good social work practice, with excellent written and verbal skills which is an skill-set for the role, as you are required to prepare and deliver welfare reports to conferences and court hearings
  • Substantial knowledge of childcare legislation and experience of conducting assessments as well as presenting care plans to conferences and reviews, is key requirement for this role
  • Be passionate about working with families to achieve the best outcome and will be a competent and proactive team player to support the smooth running and working of the service
  • The ability to drive and/or travel around the county is required for this role a DVLA check will be required on appointment
  • The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post


  • Competitive starting salary of between £36,234 and £39,728 per annum depending on experience(this is including Market Forces payment)
  • Newly qualified social worker will start from £32,672 per annum ( Including Market Forces payment )
  • Welcome one off payment of £1000 for all external appointments who have completed their ASYE
  • Market Forces payment of up to £5000 (£4000 for CLA teams)
  • Relocation Expenses of up to £6000 for those candidate 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)
  • Flexible working arrangements including working from home and flexi time with accessibility to equipment to work from home, for this role
  • Up to 33 days annual leave entitlement
  • Staff discounts in gyms, travel agents, car sales, restaurants and days out


This 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.