Children's Services Advanced Practitioner

This is what leadership looks like

As an Advanced Practitioner you will identify, assess, plan, implement and review the care needs of our most complex children and families. You’ll provide a safe, child-focused service using the Signs of Safety framework and make sure we achieve outstanding personal development for every child in our care. And when it comes to your team, you’ll develop the leaders of the future – improving their practice and inspiring them on their own social work journey. We currently have three permanent vacancies one in Boston, one in Louth and one in Horncastle.  We also have a 12 month temporary contract in Gainsborough. Please indicate in your personal statement which role/area you are applying to.

Director Area
Children's Services
Job Category
Social Care: Children
Service Area
Children's Social Workers
Job Location(s)
Boston; Lincolnshire, Gainsborough, Horncastle, Louth
G10: 34,788 - 38,813
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Closing Date
Job Reference

This is what experience looks like

 We’re looking for:

  • An innovative and inspirational leader who provides a high level of support
  • An excellent communicator who can build strong working relationships
  • Someone who wants to achieve the best possible result for every child
  • Knowledge of children’s services legislative frameworks
  • First-class time management and organisational skills

In return, we’re committed to supporting your continuous professional development and career progression – we even offer a 7% annual retention bonus to all Advanced Practitioners working within our FAST teams.

 This is what innovation looks like

Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we believe that children, young people and families deserve outstanding social care. Our high aspirations mean we’re now at the forefront of innovation in our field, and while we’ve made great strides, we want to achieve more. Much more. That’s why we’re part of an exciting project with Eileen Munro, rolling out the Signs of Safety framework across all service areas. And it’s why we’re also involved in the Partners in Practice programme – an influential partnership where we work with other top-performing local authorities to redefine what children’s services departments should look like. Bring your ideas and innovation to the table and you’ll transform the lives of children, not only here in Lincolnshire, but across the UK.

 Apply now

We understand that you may have questions, or simply want to speak to one of the team to find out more about working here. That’s why we have a dedicated in-house advisor on hand to support you with your application. Simply contact Laura Bonner at and she’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

We reserve the right to close this advert early. 


Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check


All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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