Practice in an Outstanding Children’s Service and trailblaze new ways of working

As a within Hampshire County Council, you will be practicing in one of just a few local authorities in the country rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

Our Social Workers are an asset to us, and we encourage our workforce to be creative and autonomous, while enabling them to work flexibly. W e are committed to providing regular, reflective and effective supervision to support you , while ensuring you also have the working conditions you need for good practice to flourish.

As part of our work as a Department for Education ‘Partner in Practice’, you will be provided excellent development opportunities. Our children’s social workers are offered the unique opportunity to lead by example, trailblazing new ways of working to update and enhance social work practice across the country.

The Department for Education’s on its ‘Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme’ acknowledges the success of the ‘Hampshire Approach’. More information about the ‘Hampshire Approach’ is available in the Job Description and Person Specification link below.

Registered with Social Work England , you will be highly skilled at building meaningful relationships with children and families to engage them in assessments and plans. You will need to be creative, flexible and forward thinking in your approach, whilst constantly striving for continuous improvement to provide the best outcomes for children.

Why Hampshire?

We will provide you with: 

A 9 day working fortnight.
• Annual leave starting from 25 days per annum and rising to 28 days based on experience and length of service.
• A personal assistant, who will provide crucial back office support to free up your time to focus on professional practice.
• A hybrid tablet device, so you can work more effectively and flexibly.
• 5 personal development days per annum.
• Ample progression opportunities.
• Flexible working options to fit around today’s lifestyles.
• Assistance with relocation by offering up to £8,500 for experienced social workers wanting to move to Hampshire (subject to management approval).

In addition to working for one of the top performing children’s social care authorities in the country, Hampshire is also one of the best places to live and work.

Located on the south coast, with excellent transport links up and down the country, Hampshire offers the perfect blend of rural and city living. You’ll find miles of lovely coastline, nature reserves and heritage sites, which are just some of the

For a full list of the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the

How do I apply?

UK Residents 

If you are Social Worker based in the UK you can apply online or simply send us your CV. By submitting your CV, you are giving consent for Hampshire County Council to store your data in accordance with data protection legislation.

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Have you recently graduated?

For those looking for their first step into a social work career, you can apply for our

Overseas Residents 

If you are an Overseas Social Worker, you will need to apply by using our online application form. Please note you will need to be registered with Social Work England before submitting an application. CVs will not be accepted. 

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check. As such, please note that under 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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