Job details

Reference number - 2617 - 3275

Location - Portsmouth

Salary - £24,799 to £28,785

Job type/hours - Permanent, 37 hours per week

Closing date - 5.00pm, 26 September 2019


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

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.

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

Are you an experienced family support practitioner with a passion for working with children and families with a range of challenges? Are you able to demonstrate excellent skills at a specialist level, which will support and empower families to make positive changes? Do you understand the challenges families experience and have a creative approach to solving them? Have you experience of working with child exploitation? If so, you might be the person we are looking for.

Reporting to the multi-agency leadership team, you will engage with families and young people to assess need holistically and work with them to develop sustainable solutions that improve their ability to achieve better outcomes for their children.

This post-holder will ensure that help is provided to families and young peoples in the most effective way to ensure that the improved outcomes are achieved, including reducing demand on statutory child protection services and other specialist services.

You will have specialist knowledge (e.g. in substance use) that you able to demonstrate in practice and which will contribute to the Portsmouth 'Team Around the Worker' approach within the multi-agency teams. 

As well as an up to date working knowledge of safeguarding children and young people, you will hold a nationally recognised qualification such NVQ level 5  or other higher level qualification or have equivalent experience

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 the 'How to Apply' to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

If you wish to send a CV, please consider a cover letter outlining why you are the perfect candidate for this position.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.


How to apply

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