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Senior Practitioner

Birmingham City Council
Birmingham, UK
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Senior Practitioner


Grade 5 - £40,221 - £48,474 Consultation grade - subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review

Golden Hello payment - £1,000 + £5,000 per annum; see below for further details and conditions.   

Working 36.5 hours per week

Discharge to Assess Community Team North & South Pathways 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Hospital Sector Discharge to Assess Teams based within various locations.  Successful candidates will work across busy Multi-Disciplinary Teams to facilitate social work practices. 

 As a Senior Practitioner your focus will be to support and coach the Social Care workers within your cluster / team to be the best in class, with a clear focus on culture change, to improve on performance, quality of practice and to deliver improved outcomes within the high support and high challenge environment, whereby enabling the workforce to own and drive their own performance.  

Your main responsibility will be to supervise and oversee the management of your cluster, and the overall team delivery to have a One Team approach.  You will support your cluster through regular supervision, ensuring the multiple complexities within caseload are managed in a timely manner, efficiently and effectively. In addition, you will undertake casefile audits, promoting a culture of shared learning and improvements with a strong one team ethos that focuses on team performance, community development and partnership working.     

You should be eligible to be registered with Social Work England.  We’re committed to creating an environment that promotes equity, diversity and inclusivity, healthy lifestyle choices, wellbeing, and balance. 

We’ll empower you to be the best you can be, with coaching, mentoring, and training programmes that meet your professional and personal development needs at every stage of your career with us.   

We’re also proud to offer: 

  •  Family friendly policies 
  • A range of benefits, including membership of the West Midlands Pension Fund, discounted gym membership and a confidential Employee Assistance Programme. 
  • 29 days’ annual leave, increasing with length of service, plus the option to purchase additional days (subject to terms and conditions). 
  • Reimbursement of professional fees (subject to terms and conditions). 
  • Golden Hello payment - £1,000 (upon external appointment).   
  • Recruitment & Retention Payment - £5,000 per annum (paid monthly over a 12-month period, pro rota for part time staff).   

You must upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments part of your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification.

 We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered. 

Closing date 28th July 2024 at 23:59 

Shortlisting date: Week commencing 5th August 2024

Interview dates: Week commencing 19th August 2024  

For any informal enquires please contact: 

  • Angela Jones, telephone: 07825 052 137
  • Bornwell Asidi, telephone: 07703 373 639
  • Liza Cabrera, telephone: 07892 785 436
  • Odette Dennisur-Smith, telephone: 07825 318 297
  • Razia Bibi, telephone: 07548 124 268       

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A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken.

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed.

Non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) would be required to hold a relevant Visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

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Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact When you have completed your application form this can be returned to or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at:   

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0121 675 7070
Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
B2 2XU

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