Social Worker Level 1 or 2 - Fostering North Team

Experienced Level 1 or 2 Social Worker, Fostering North Team 

Lincoln | £27,358 - £30,756

This is social work in progress

At Lincolnshire Children’s Services, we believe that social work is always work in progress. And your experience makes progress possible.

Director Area
Children's Services
Job Category
Social Care: Children
Service Area
Children's Social Workers
Job Location(s)
G8: 27,905 - 31,371, G9: 31,371 - 34,788
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Closing Date
Job Reference

For us, great work starts with great people. That’s why we want to make the most of your skills. Here, you’ll discover unique development opportunities, such as our Career Progression Panel, which helps you to achieve further qualifications. You’ll also find strong support networks, including our expanded Peri unit, which alleviates stress on our frontline teams.

If you’re passionate about social care, we can show you new ways to use and develop your expertise.

Reach the next level in your career

Families and the challenges they face are always changing. So, we need to change too. With our training and guidance, we’ll show you how make a positive impact today – and shape the way we work tomorrow. Our aim is to:

  • Transform the lives of children in Lincolnshire, and across the UK
  • Ensure everything we do is guided by what’s best for them
  • Create a new model for how a children’s services department should work.

 What you’ll do

As a Supervising Social Worker in the Fostering team you will be responsible for the supervision and support of approved foster carers, completing Annual Reviews and ensuring carers meet the National Minimum Standards for Foster Care. Your role will also involve undertaking assessments of prospective foster carers to present to the Fostering Panel. 

 What we’re looking for

  • A professional, qualified social worker, registered with the SWE
  • At least two years of being qualified
  • In-depth knowledge of legislative frameworks and legal proceedings that govern children’s services
  • Experience managing people and projects at different levels
  • Exceptional communication skills.


If this role is of interest, then please read through the full Job Description prior to applying, to ensure your cover all essential criteria. If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click the following link: .  If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please give Lisa Webb at

Applications Close on 07/06/2020 and interviews will be held W/C 15/06/2020.

If you will require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK, please contact us to discuss this before submitting your application.

We reserve the right to close an 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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