Social Worker

Are you an ambitious, diligent and hardworking individual? Are you interested in working within an organisation that is committed to providing an exceptional and integral service to the communities of Lincolnshire, where you can make a difference and develop your skills and experience level? If so, Lincolnshire County Council has the role for you.

Lincolnshire County Council is looking to appoint several Level 1 social workers to our Adult Social Care Hospital Teams across the county;

2 x Positions at Pilgrim Hospital Boston.

1 x Position at Peterborough Hospital.

1 x Position (Part Time - 18.5hrs) at Grantham Hospital.

Please identify in your application which position you are applying to.

Job Category
Social Care Qualified - Adult
G8: 28,672 - 32,234
Job Location(s)
Boston; Lincolnshire, Grantham, Lincoln
28,672 - 32,234 + 15% Attraction Bonus
PE21 9QS
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As this is a CV only application process, please ensure that your covering letter clearly states how you meet the requirements of the role as set out in the attached Job Description. Also please fully explain what you will bring to the team and the wider organisation.

About You

As an experienced Social Worker you must hold a professional Social Work qualification e.g. DIPSW, CQSW, CETSW, CSS or BA Social Work and ensure that registration with Social Work England is maintained and renewed appropriately. You should be able to demonstrate commitment to continuous professional development and to work as part of a team, learning from and contributing to the development of others. You will also have the organisational and administrative skills necessary for managing a complex and varied caseload.

It goes without saying that it is essential that you can show sound knowledge of relevant legislation underpinning statutory Adult Care Practice, Social Work theory and be able to demonstrate values that promote wellbeing, challenge oppression and discriminations and empower people to live well.

We are looking for someone who wants to use these skills and knowledge in a more creative and innovative way. If this sounds like you, then you may be just the person we are looking for and we would love to hear from you.

As a Social Worker, you will work as part of the 7 day Adult Care rota. This equates to approximately 1:4 weekends worked, and these are all scheduled 3 months in advance.

About the role 

The role involves undertaking assessments of need both within hospitals and the community settings to ensure our customers are able to live independent lives and for those that need support, the right support package, in the right place, at the right time.

You would be working alongside carers, community teams, health colleagues, care providers and the third sector to enable safe and timely discharges, as well as working with customers to prevent hospital admission. You will be supported to undertake assessments in line with the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and you will support colleagues within Adult Social Care such as safeguarding team to ensure the wellbeing of everyone you work with.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in supportive teams who are committed to Best Practice and the development of their teams.

These posts have become available due to career progression.

About Us

Lincolnshire Adult Care is in the business of people. People have challenges in their lives, but they also have success, strengths, aspirations and goals. The role of Adult Care is to understand who the people we work with are, what is important to them, what they aspire to and what they want to change. Our role is to build a relationship with people, understand what they wish to achieve and support them to have the best possible outcomes in their lives.

Like all Local Authorities, we face challenges, but we are really proud that we’ve still continued to provide high quality services to the people of Lincolnshire. We continue to strive for more creative ways of improving services and relationships with other partners, such as the NHS and care providers.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to the principles of choice, independence and personalisation. The successful candidate will be committed to taking on the challenges of working within a hospital setting and completing assessments in the community as well as achieving the opportunities created by the Care Act to support people to have increased choice and control in the way they organise their social care support. You will support people to develop links within their own community, looking at creative and strengths based solutions and will be committed to supporting effective multi-agency working with partner organisations.

If you have an enquiring mind and are committed to the promotion of wellbeing and safeguarding of adults at risk then this would be a great opportunity for you.

Our offer to you – Our people are our most valued asset

Our teams are made up of strong and effective people who are determined to achieve our vision and objectives.

As well as a competitive salary of; £28,672 - £32,234(Pro-Rata) + a 15% Attraction Bonus, our Social Workers receive excellent supervision, access to learning and development opportunities and protected time to support continuous professional development. Lincolnshire County Council is particularly committed to supporting social workers to access additional qualifications such as AMHP and Practice Educator.  

The closing date for applications is: 24th of May 2021

Interviews will take place in the week commencing: W/C 7th of June 2021

If you would like an informal discussion or have any questions about this post please contact: Andrea Kingdom at


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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