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Social Worker

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Hybrid Working/Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, B69 3DE
Band F, SCP 26-31 (£34,834 - £39,186 per annum) + Golden Hello Scheme, a payment of £1,000 (pro-rata if part time)
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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We offer the Golden Hello Scheme, a payment of £1,000 (pro-rata if part time) which will be applied to newly recruited Social Workers in Sandwell ASC.

This is an exciting time to join Sandwell Metropolitan Brought Council Adult Social Care. We are currently restructuring our community social work teams to create town teams and a separate Learning Disability and Autism Team for Sandwell adults and carers.
We are looking to recruit a Social Worker into the Wednesbury, West Bromwich and Tipton Community Social Work teams.

We are looking for committed and hardworking qualified Social Worker with Adult Social Work experience working with people with older people, people physical disabilities and sensory impairments, as well as mental health issues. You will need to be motivated and flexible with high professional standards and sound knowledge and experience of current legislation including the Care Act 2014, Safeguarding, Continuing Health Care, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act 2005, and Community DOLS/LPS.

You will be expected to work with vulnerable adults and their carers with an asset-based approach to support them to achieve their outcomes within the wider community. You will need to be confident in undertaking safeguarding investigations, mental capacity assessments, best interest decisions, carrying out outcome focused assessments, with support planning, to meet their care and support needs.

You must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals and with our partner agencies to deliver the best outcomes for our customers and their carers.

You will be given an induction, appropriate training opportunities and regular supervision with an experienced manager. You will be working in a friendly environment, skilled, diverse and supportive team.

You must have a degree in Social Work, Dip SW, CQSW or equivalent and be registered with Social Work England.

You will also be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check.


37 hours per week

The council operates hybrid working. This involves working from an agreed workplace location in the borough for at least two days a week.

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to:

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit

Click here to find out more about our One Team Framework: Values and Behaviours.


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Who are we?

Sandwell is situated at the very heart of the West Midlands, just a stone’s throw from Birmingham. A large, diverse, metropolitan borough, Sandwell offers exciting opportunities for all in a friendly, supportive environment.

Why work for us?

  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits scheme, which includes:
  • An exclusive retail discounts portal
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bikes, technology and car parking
  • An employee assistance and counselling service
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • A wide variety of learning and development opportunities
  • Flexi-time working
  • A variety of leave schemes including carers, compassionate, maternity and paternity
  • Volunteering scheme

Your career at Sandwell Council

We offer something for everyone, with an incredibly wide range of career opportunities, at any stage of your career, from apprentices to senior managers.

Whether your focus is a support service, such as Finance, Human Resources, Legal or ICT, or a frontline service, such as Social Care, Planning & Regeneration, Housing or Leisure, it’s worth looking at what Sandwell has to offer.

Our plans for the future

Our Vision 2030 shows just how committed we are to creating the best future possible for our communities and for the people who live and work in Sandwell. 

We’re a progressive organisation, and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far, but we know there’s much more to do to make our vision. For more information on our plans for the future see our dedicated vision 2030 page;

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit;

For information on our Values and Behaviours, please visit:

To view a copy of the Local Government Career Guide, please visit;

Company info
0121 569 3300
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
West Midlands
B69 3BS
United Kingdom

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