Job details

Reference number - 2382-3092

Location - Portsmouth

Salary - MG: £28,785 to £31,370 + r & r package of £5000 over 6 years.  Higher Grade:  £34,787 - £38,813 p.a.

Job type/hours - Permanent and temporary/secondment opportunities for up to one year available

Closing date - 4.00pm, 19 July 2019


Salary: Main Grade: £28,785 to £31,370 + recruitment & retention package of £5000 over 6 years.

Higher Grade:  £34,787 - £38,813 p.a.

We will consider applications from experienced and newly qualified social workers. 

Please indicate on your application whether you are applying for a main grade or higher grade post and what post you are applying for.

37 hours per week, permanent and temporary opportunities for up to one year available.

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

Our locality teams are Portsmouth North, Portsmouth Central 1 & Central 2, & Portsmouth South.  You will be working with families as they are referred to us, supporting families under children in need and child protection planning.  Working in the Court arena both private and public law

Portsmouth City Council is making social work matter and we are looking for highly imaginative and very creative individuals to join us.  Portsmouth have recently received their "Good" Ofsted rating which reflects the excellent work we do with Children and Families in the city.

You will have a diploma or degree in social work and be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council. 

What you'll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the "Job Profile" and "How to apply" to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.

DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.

How to apply

You can apply by post or email. Please see the 'How to apply' document below.