Staffordshire County Council

Senior Practitioner

Cannock, Staffordshire
£37,890 - £41,881 per annum
01 Apr 2021
25 Apr 2021
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Role: Senior Practitioner

Team: Safeguarding

Location: Cannock

Salary:  Grade 10 - £37,890 - £41,881 per annum

Working pattern: 37 Hours I Permanent I Full time I Flexible

Our team

We have a great opportunity for a Senior Practitioner to join us so if you’re looking to expand your knowledge and develop your experience in safeguarding this could be for you!

Here in the Cannock team we are an aspiring district of 3 safeguarding teams who work collaboratively to improve our relationship-based practice with children and their families, including piloting new projects, such as our current project of developing the Adult Specialist Worker interventions. Our Senior Practitioners are a key part of any development work we undertake across the district and we’re looking for someone to come and join us to support our mission to work with Children and Families in a creative and restorative way.

Our role

As Senior Practitioner in our Safeguarding teams you’ll be responsible for the usual areas of safeguarding such as:

- Undertaking initial visits, child social work assessments and S47 enquiries

- Managing child in need and child protection plans and direct work with children

- Care proceedings work and some work with looked after children

You’ll also:

- Take the lead in research and developing evidence-based practice, sharing your findings with the team

- Represent the team at meetings and forums

- Look after children that have more complex needs

- Coach and mentor less experienced colleagues to make sure we are developing the team as much as possible

Making sure you are well supported and given the opportunity to develop and progress yourself is also a high priority at Staffordshire. Whether that’s taking steps to develop your management skills; sitting on a fostering panel or working with the Youth Offending Team we want you to gain varied and valuable experience here at Staffordshire.

Our benefits

Our people are central to everything we do and so we’ll make sure you’re well supported and given the opportunity to develop and progress. We‘ve also recently launched our new aspiring team managers programme and you can find out more about this on our website

We’ve created a supportive working environment here at Staffordshire County Council because we recognise the benefits of enabling our employees to achieve their full potential whilst enjoying a healthy work-life balance. We’ve achieved this by offering more flexible working practices and supplying the tools and equipment to enable more smart and agile working.

And here’s just some of the benefits we have here at Staffordshire:



  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

So, how do I apply?

Just click on the ‘Apply’ button. If you do have technical issues please contact and the team will help you.

Closing Date: Sunday 25 April 2021

For more information about the role, an informal discussion or should you have any requirements to assist you in applying for this role please contact:

Our recruitment process

As you’ll know safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people/vulnerable adults is important to us and that’s why this position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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