Hampshire County Council

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Social workers who are as good as you, should be working for Hampshire County Council

By joining us, you will be at the forefront of radical innovation in the delivery of adult and children’s social care.

While the focus is on improving outcomes for vulnerable adults and children, our social workers are also seeking benefits with more freedom to practice and better work-life balance.

We genuinely value our social workers as reflected in the competitive basic salary and benefits package we offer. 

Working in Hampshire

Hampshire is located on the South Coast of England, with excellent transport links to London, Bath, Oxford and Brighton. 

Its unique rural beauty is showcased within the region’s two National Parks, six country parks and picturesque villages. You’ll also find miles of beautiful coastline, with beaches, nature reserves and attractive seaside towns.

5 great reasons to be an adult social worker in Hampshire

1.   Work where you can use your social work skills to support people to live safe, healthy and independent lives and be part of strong inclusive communities.

2.   Benefit from excellent learning and development opportunities that include a range of high quality internal and external post qualifying training.

3.   Be part of a team that understands the demands of the job, and recognises and values the work you do.

4.   Receive an extensive employee benefits package with flexible and part-time working options.

5.   Coaching, mentoring and management support from some of the best practitioners in the industry working in an organisation at the forefront of innovation and best practice.

5 great reasons to be a children’s social worker in Hampshire

1.   All the practical support you need, including professional development at every step of your career, administrative support and provision of new technology for greater flexibility.

2.   Extensive employee benefits package with flexible and part-time working options.

3.   A safe and supportive working environment with positive team support and options to develop experience in a variety of casework.

4.   Social work takes precedence over paperwork with a commitment to free up social workers from the necessary and important administrative tasks so that you can devote more time to making a difference to the communities and families that need support.

5.   An opportunity to help shape the future of social care with a leading authority for innovation and improvement.

Children’s social work - Graduate Entry Training Scheme (GETS)

Accelerate your learning and experience as a newly or nearly new qualified social worker (NQSW) through our pioneering Graduate Entry and Training Scheme (GETS) – a scheme unique to Hampshire County Council.

GETS is an entirely new way of supporting our social workers through their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) and will ensure you build the very best foundations in skills and confidence to ensure you are fully equipped for the challenges of frontline social work.

Following an individually tailored induction, as part of this scheme you will undertake secondments with at least three frontline service teams, where you will begin to develop your portfolio, before being appointed to a substantive role. Among the key benefits of our scheme is that you will be able to share your learning and experience with a wide network of peers, as well as call on their support.

This is an incredibly exciting time to be a social worker at Hampshire County Council. As a top performing Authority, and one of the few selected to be a Department for Education Partner in Practice, we have embarked on an ambitious journey to revolutionise practice and processes to allow social workers greater flexibility in the way that they work.

Help keep Hampshire’s vulnerable adults and children safe and protected. Come and join us on the frontline. 

Come and meet our team at the COMPASS Jobs Fair, London or visit http://www.hants.gov.uk/socialworkcareers   for further information.



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