Start your social work career in an OUTSTANDING Children’s Services team and be part of one of the top performing local authorities in the country

Our Children’s Services are undergoing unprecedented growth and are recruiting ambitious and forward-thinking Newly Qualified Social Workers to join our Our pioneering Scheme provides a two-year programme of support and learning , designed to ensure that you build the very best foundations in skills and confidence to equip you for the challenges of frontline

You will join Hampshire with a cohort of other Graduate Trainees , initially undertaking an intensive 4-week induction period of high-quality training, before joining one of our district teams for a 5-month secondment. At six months you’ll move into your substantive post to complete your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).

During your ASYE, you will be fully supported with regular supervision, a dedicated Practice Educator and a comprehensive programme of learning and development . In addition, your caseloads will remain low throughout the year, increasing in line with your skills and confidence. During the ASYE, we offer 12 structured development days and you will also have an additional 12 days for self-directed learning. This could include shadowing opportunities, visits to multi- agency partners, research or portfolio days. The second year of GETS is a Continuous Reflective Practice year and provides further professional development opportunities and Practice Educator support. You will also be supported to complete the NAAS (National Accreditation Assessment System) at the end of your time on the GETS.

With a very competitive starting salary and , it’s an exciting time to join us. The Hampshire Approach, our strengths-based approach to delivery, is transforming the way we work with children and families, and as an Outstanding (Ofsted 2019) Children’s Service , we are revolutionising our processes to allow social workers greater flexibility in their work.

Strong collaborative working relationships and a network of multi-agency hubs means that this is the ideal place to begin your social work journey.

We are recruiting NQSWs for start dates in August and October 2021. Assessment centres will be completed virtually until such time as social distancing measures are lifted. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via [email protected]

How do I apply?

Please apply online, completing the application form and the job specific questions. In your application, we want to hear about your social work placements and the learning that you have gained from those experiences. The for the role highlights the skills and strengths we are looking for, so please read it carefully prior to completing your application. We are also happy to see any additional information you might want to give in a CV or Cover Letter.

You are welcome to apply whilst your social work qualifications are in progress and you will be able to state on your application when you may expect to receive them. If successful at interview you will be asked which cohort you would like to join.

Please note: The role holder is required to travel to various locations within Hampshire (and the Isle of Wight or other local authority), and it is essential you have a current UK drivers licence and access to a reliable vehicle on a regular basis.

If you hold a provisional licence but have not yet passed your test you are welcome to apply and will be interviewed if shortlisted. If successful at interview you will be offered a conditional place with a delayed start date on a later cohort to allow you to pass your driving test. We can delay your start date for a maximum of up to six months if there is a suitable cohort for you to join within that timescale. If you do not pass your test within six months of your interview date, your conditional offer will be withdrawn and a new application can be made. 

We currently cannot provide certificates of sponsorship for these roles. 

Vetting Requirements:

This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check. As such, and as per safer recruitment requirements for Children’s Services, references will be requested prior to interview. 

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

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