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Adults Safeguarding Social Workers

Worcestershire County Council
Worcester, Worcestershire
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Closing date
9 Jun 2024

Job Details

Job Title: Adults Social Workers 
Team: Adult Safeguarding Team
Salary: £29,777 to £39,186 (dependent on experience) per annum plus £3,000 in Market Forces
37 Hours per Week
Location: County Hall, Worcester
Permanent, Full-time

Dear All,

The Adult Safeguarding Team in Worcestershire is undergoing fresh changes and moving forward with a brand-new model of service delivery.

Because of this, we have some exciting recruitment opportunities to support the development of the new Safeguarding Early Response and Triage Team.

These are full time positions for qualified, registered, Social Workers with a sound background in Safeguarding practice.

You will, as part of your role, be part of a duty rota, engage in reflective practice sessions, and have access to excellent peer support. You will also receive regular supervision, and training and development opportunities.

You will be part of the development of this new team and help to form it’s delivery both to those individuals we support and the interaction with internal WCC services and our partners.

You will, as a member of this team, be working in a person-centred approach to ensure that any and all safeguarding concerns are considered under Section 42(1) of the Care Act, where necessary completing enquiries and engaging directly with those individuals we support.

If you’d like to discuss the role further then please feel free to give Matthew Barnes, Manager Safeguarding Early Response and Triage Team, a call at 01905 844054, or drop him an email at

You’ll find an overview of the benefits Worcestershire County Council have to offer on our webpage Why work for us? | Worcestershire County Council , so do take a look! Some of the other benefits we can offer include:

  • Great Holiday Entitlement: As well as bank holidays, you'll get 26 days paid holiday (pro rata for part-time staff). This goes up to 31 days when you have been with us for 5 years. If you get more than 26 days where you work now, don't worry because if you join us without a break, we'll match your holiday up to 31 days. If you’re successful and want to take advantage of this do let us know!
  • Brilliant Pension Scheme: The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide, career average pension scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government.
  • Professional Learning & Development: We actively encourage learning and development for all our staff should they want to progress further or explore other areas within the organisation.
  • Flexible Working: We are proud to offer hybrid working to provide a better work/life balance where possible.

How to Apply:
Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

Please send approx. one A4 side of paper to the recruitment team at

Application Closing Date: Sunday, 9th June 2024
Anticipated Interview Date: To be Confirmed

DBS ROLES: The County Council has a commitment to safeguarding service users in our care 


Supporting Documents for Adults Safeguarding Social Workers


The work we do at Worcestershire County Council matters! We are there for the most vulnerable people in society who need us the most, we are helping to build a successful and growing local economy, we protect our environment, we improve outcomes for our children, young people and families, and we help ensure our residents are healthier, live longer and have a better quality of life. In short, what we do makes a difference to people's lives!

With so many ways to contribute, the chances are we have a job opportunity that's the career for you.

Click here for Children's Social Work and Adult Social Work vacancies.
While you are working hard, doing your best for the people of Worcestershire, we will do our best to provide an environment that supports and inspires you.  Here are some of the top reasons why you should work here.

Notes for applicants

When you click 'apply', you will be re-directed to Worcestershire County Council's online application site.

To submit your application, you will need to login to our site (this is a separate login to WM Jobs).

First time applicants will be asked to create a new account.  Please note, you are only able to view the Job Description and Person Specification on the WM Jobs board not via Worcestershire County Council's online application site.

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know. 

Contact details:

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01905 846666
Worcestershire County Council
County Hall
Spetchley Road

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