Be a Social Worker for Hampshire County Council and practice in an Outstanding Authority:

We are seeking an experienced and passionate Out of Hours Social Worker who is committed to making a real difference to the lives of vulnerable adults and their families . You will use your experience and apply your professional knowledge to transform outcomes for individuals, relatives, and carers , whilst facilitating effective multi-agency solutions, to protect the most vulnerable adults from harm, neglect, and abuse.

With your significant experience , you’ll have excellent communication skills and the ability to relate to all different kinds of people and the motivation to grow in your role through personal and professional development. You will be determined to make a difference for both the service and the adults who need it. You will know what excellent practice looks like and will be able to improve outcomes for vulnerable  adults  and their families. Most importantly however, you will have a passion for supporting vulnerable adults and families to ensure that they thrive and flourish.

You will be committed to facilitating effective multi-agency solutions to ensure positive and sustainable outcomes. Using best practice, you’ll strive to provide the best outcomes for vulnerable adults of all ages by being able to identify and think outside the box on wider issues having an impact on the client group along with the immediate referral.

As you will be working with families across a geographical area, you must also be able to meet the travel requirements of the role.

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

What are we doing for our social workers?:

Our Social Workers are an asset to us, and we encourage our workforce to be creative and autonomous, while enabling them to work flexibly. We 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.

We will:

  • Provide you with a hybrid tablet device, so you can work more effectively and flexibly
  • Provide five personal development days per annum
  • Provide flexible working options to fit around today’s lifestyles
  • Ensure you have ample progression opportunities
  • Assist with relocation by offering up to £8,500 for experienced social workers wanting to move to Hampshire (subject to management approval).
  • These are just some of the you will receive as a Hampshire County Council employee.

    Vetting Requirements:

    This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check. As such, and as per safer recruitment requirements, please note, we will take up references 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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