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Adults Social Worker & Senior Social Workers - Surrey Heath


  • Reference: orbis/TP/779/30191
  • Positions: 3
  • Salary: £36,282 - £45,519 per annum
  • Category: Social Work - Adults
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: 36 hours per week
  • Posted on: 16 February 2023
  • Closing date: 19 February 2023
  • Directorate: SCC: Health,Wellbeing & ASC
  • Location: Surrey Heath Borough Council Offices, Knoll Road, Camberley, GU15 3HD.

About the role

We are excited to recruiting Social Workers and Senior Social workers for our fantastic Surrey Heath locality. We have a supportive team, excellent training and development and we support hybrid working! To us, hybrid is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working remotely from home or wherever works best.

At Surrey, we are proud to be leading the way in implementing new ways of working in personalisation and a recovery-focused strength-based approach. Our goal is for our service-users to be able to be more in control of their care, making informed choices and being active citizens in their community.

We currently have the following vacancies based in the Surrey Heath Locality Team:

  • 1 x full-time permanent Senior Social Worker - £41,127 per annum
  • 1 x full-time Senior Social Worker (Fixed Term/Secondment position up to 31st August 2023) - £41,127 per annum
  • 1 x full-time permanent Social Worker (part-time applications will also be considered) - £36,282 per annum.

For internal candidates interested in a Secondment opportunity, please discuss with your Line Manager before submitting your application

Surrey County Council offer a generous benefits package in addition to competitive salaries for Social Worker roles:

  • 26 days annual leave with the option to also buy additional leave if required
  • Flexible / agile working to help with balancing work and home
  • Training and Development including a structured Induction Programme
  • Relocation assistance of up to £8000 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
  • Employee Assistance Programme (with a focus on wellbeing)
  • Car lease scheme and many more discounted life-style benefits, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff for more information

In your Social Worker application, we would love to hear about your;

  • Professional qualification in Social Work and current registration with Social Work England
  • Safeguarding knowledge
  • Knowledge and experience of current legislation, including the Care Act and the Mental Capacity Act and its application to practice in a social care setting
  • Experience in carrying out safeguarding enquiries, carrying out assessments within the community and working with a diverse group of individuals and partner agencies.
  • Commitment to your own professional development.

For Senior Social Worker roles, please note substantial post qualification professional experience would also be required as well as experience of providing professional supervision (support and training will be provided).

About the role 

For Social Worker roles you will need to have completed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) and be registered with Social Work England. We recognise there will be exceptions to this so please speak to us if you are in any doubt. 

For Senior Social Worker roles, substantial post qualification professional experience as a Social Worker would also be required. Experience of providing professional supervision (can include to unqualified and/or non-professional supervision) would be desirable but not essential.

Applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence to drive in the UK and have access to a car. As part of our greener future strategies and our commitment to creating a healthy work-life balance, we welcome a conversation with you regarding our remote working options. Remote working to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working remotely from home or wherever works best.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Go on, put that application in and join our team, we are waiting for you...

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Additional information

This advert will close on 23:59 on 19th February 2023.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact details

For an informal discussion please contact Clare Walton on 01276 800205 or e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application and personal statement, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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