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Social Worker

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, B69 3DE.
Band F, SCP 26-31 (£34,834 - £39,186 pro rata per annum)
Closing date
8 Apr 2024

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We are looking for 1 full time and 1 part time permanent social workers to fill vacancies within the Tipton area of Sandwell.
We require social workers who are experienced with working with customers in the community, has good social/social work skills, and attributes to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people in Sandwell.

  • You will need to be motivated and flexible with high professional standards and knowledge and experience of practicing with the current social care legislation including the Care Act 2014, Continuing Health Care, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act 2005, and Community DOLS/LPS.
  • You will be expected to work with vulnerable adults with mental health issues, physical disability, complex needs, older people and their carer’s.
  • You will need to be confident 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.

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

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


2 posts - 37 hours per week /18.5 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.

NB: Please fill in the application forms and return them to

Kindly note we are not presently accepting CVs.



  • Degree in Social Work, Dip SW, CQSW or equivalent
  • Social Work England Registration

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.

Supporting documents
Information for Applicants
Job Description
Personnel specification
Application Form


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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