Southend-on-Sea City Council

R2R102767- Social Worker Ageing Well West Team - Permanent

Location UK-Southend-On-Sea
ID 2024-1414
Contract Type
Min Pay Rate
GBP £36,648.00/Yr.
Max Pay Rate
GBP £42,403.00/Yr.
Work Pattern
Full Time
Social and Healthcare Qualified
Work Model
Hybrid Working
Post End Date

Your New Organisation

Southend-on-Sea City Council is a Unitary local authority, providing vital services to meet the needs of the local community.  We employ around 1,800 staff who are working alongside our partners and local communities to deliver the Southend 2050 ambition and make lives better for the people of Southend.


Working for Southend-on-Sea City Council offers a challenging and rewarding career in local government within a collaborative and innovate environment, with the benefit of flexible working practices to support a positive work-life balance.  As a Unitary Authority, we are responsible for all local government functions ranging from social services, transport, public health and parks through to planning, trading standards, community safety and education, so we offer a wide range of career opportunities. The diversity of our economy and communities and investment in a number of exciting regeneration projects makes our Council a great place to work, learn and make a difference.

Your new role

Southend Council have an exciting opportunity for a permanent full-time Social Worker to join the Ageing Well West Service.

Within this position, hybrid working opportunities are available. However, a flexible approach is required as you will be required to be on site and travel around the city, as and when needed.

The Ageing Well Service provides assessment and review functions for older aged adults and older adults with mental ill health. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Social Worker to work in Southend-on-Sea.

This post is crucial to the delivery of person-centred care assessments and supporting adults to remain as independent as possible. Working alongside health colleagues to prevent adults from being admitted to long term residential care and supporting interdependence with the community, you will support adults and their carers as a ‘change agent’ to build on their strengths, assets and abilities to self-manage.


If you are a person who is passionate and highly motivated about developing services within a health and social care perspective, we would want to hear from you.


In return, we will offer professional supervision, appraisal and regular training.

What you'll need to succeed

To be successful in this position you must be able to work in the UK, have a recognised Social Work qualification and be registered with the Social Work England and have completed your ASYE.

You must have current experience of working in the Adult Social Care sector and have the ability to build excellent working relationships with other agencies/professionals at all levels. You will need to be able to scope out community assets to better inform those people we work with.

You must have knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations, skills in assessment of carers and the ability to provide support and guidance to carers is essential.

You need to have experience of applying the Care Act (2014), Mental Capacity Act (2005) and managing adult safeguarding enquires or have a good understanding/knowledge if no direct experience is available.


What you'll get in return

 Southend-on-Sea City Council provide membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for employees aged under 75. The LGPS is a generous scheme and provides you with a future income, independent of share prices and stock market fluctuations.

Leave Entitlements:

We offer our employees a generous leave entitlement from 25 days up to 32 days based on length of service (Continuous service). Southend-on-Sea City Council also offer a range of flexible working and family-friendly leave.

*We also offer paid time off to allow employees to undertake volunteering activities*

Here at Southend-on-Sea City Council we also offer our employees free access to a benefit portal that provides access to wellbeing support and a range of salary sacrifice schemes to help spread the cost of items, including:

  • Bicycles, cars, electronics and gym membership.
  • The portal also provides access to a range of discounts on products and services including retail, food shopping, travel, dining out and leisure activities.

Nowhere else will you gain as much experience on the job, making us a sought-after place to work. If you are passionate, dedicated to making a change and ready for a challenge – you could be the candidate we are looking for.

What you need to do now

If you are interested in this role, please click 'apply online' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. For the full JD, please click below:


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If you are wanting further information that isn't in the JD, please contact Nathalie


Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above, so you are advised to apply as soon as you are able to.


All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.


The Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications, regardless of race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief.



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