BCP Council

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BCP Council is a new local authority that is home to just under 400,000 residents. Formed in April 2019, it is the 12th largest Unitary Authority in the country representing significant opportunities for growth and transformation to make our world-class area a prosperous and inclusive place for generations to come.

Comprising the towns of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP), it has areas of outstanding natural beauty and scientific interest with great opportunities for all residents.

Working for BCP Council, you will be based in a vibrant coastal area with 15 miles of our award-winning coastlines and nearby areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the New Forest.

We are creating a healthy and vibrant place where everyone feels a part of the future that BCP Council aspires to and where our social workers and professionals can do their best work and have fulfilling careers.

We provide long-term support for approximately 5,700 vulnerable adults. Our roles provide challenging opportunities to develop professionally in a visually stunning area with great schools, Bournemouth University (ranked in the top ten nationally for social work courses), excellent rail and road transport links to London and, internationally, with Bournemouth Airport.

BCP Council has areas of contrast, with some of the most affluent areas in the Country along with pockets of significant deprivation and their associated challenges. No longer considered just a retirement destination, it is a multi-cultural area serving a growing and diverse population across all age groups. We have developed some innovative ways of responding through our public partnerships, strong voluntary sector, and by the services we deliver, but we need to do more to meet the complex challenges and needs of our residents.

Our services offer:

- Information, advice and early intervention

- Response and triage to contacts and referrals

- Assessment and case management services

- Adult safeguarding

- Statutory mental health and mental capacity work

- Council run direct care and support services

- Integrated service delivery with health partners

- In-house direct services such as Shared Lives

Our services use strength-based assessments to deliver personalised support in the community and achieve the best outcomes for people.

Whether you are a newly qualified social worker or have more experience, working for our friendly and supportive adult social care teams will provide you with personal and professional development opportunities for career progression, with our excellent ASYE programme and broad range of training.

We recognise that our staff are our most important asset, which is why we aim to provide an attractive benefits package and positive employment experience. Some of our benefits include:

- Competitive Pay
- Relocation Scheme (where applicable)
- Excellent pension scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Flexible working arrangements to encourage work / life balance
- Family Support Polices
- Wellbeing, Employee Support and Counselling Services
- Induction
- Support, Training, and Personal Development

To find out more and to find opportunities in our team, please visit www.BCPCouncil.gov.uk/ASCjobs

We look forward to hearing from you.


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