Gloucestershire County Council

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Kick start your career at Gloucestershire County Council!

Looking for the ideal place to start your career as a Newly Qualified Social Worker in an environment that will challenge, enable and support you to be the best? Then Gloucestershire is looking to hear from you! Located in the heart of the South West with Bristol and Birmingham nearby and good links to London, Gloucester is an ideal location to start your social work career. Our approach is focussed on small locality teams which work together to achieve the very best outcomes for the children and young people of Gloucestershire.


About our ASYE programme

Our Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) training programme will support you to grow and develop your practice alongside experienced and established Social Workers within your team. You will be mentored and guided as you build your knowledge and skills with a protected caseload throughout your ASYE. Further to this our Social Work Academy will provide you with protected development time to attend training and receive reflective group supervision each month facilitated by Advanced Practice Consultant Social Workers.


About our Social Work Academy

The Gloucestershire Children’s Services Social Work Academy offers leadership of practice to develop outstanding Social Workers and Social Work leaders who affect positive change for children, young people and families in Gloucestershire. The aim of the Academy is to support staff with their professional accreditation responsibilities and career progression options, as well as ensuring that our Children’s Services workforce receive the highest quality Continuing Professional Development to make sure we are the best at what we do. For more information on our Social Work Academy, please click here.


Why join our ASYE programme?

As an ASYE, you will start on a salary of £29,636 and will be entitled to a number of benefits including a £3000 welcome payment* and your Social Work England registration paid for by us!

The benefits don't stop there! We want you to have a good work life balance which is why we offer flexible working arrangements and provide all the equipment you need to do your job away from a desk as well as access to council benefits such as employee discounts and access to our employee network groups.

*Please note, our welcome payments are subject to tax and national insurance deductions.


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