Senior Practitioner


North East Lincolnshire Council Children’s Services are committed to achieving the best outcomes for children, young people and families.  We are looking for committed Senior Social Work Practitioners who share our ambition, as we genuinely care about the work we do, and we want to achieve the best possible results for every child.

We have the Following opportunities available: 

1 x Permanent, Fulltime

1 x Fixed Term, 12 Months (Maternity Cover)



We are seeking experienced Senior Social Practitioners who are interested in joining our Integrated Front Door.  We are a growing fast-paced team in a transforming Local Authority.

  • You have a recognised professional Social Work Qualification (MA/BA/BSC in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work or CSQW)
  • A minimum of three years post qualifying Social Work experience
  • Evidence of having practiced at a Senior Social Work level (knowledge and experience of Child in Need, Child Protection, Public and Private law, including adoption).
  • You want to work to achieve the best for all children, young people and families
  • You can see the benefit of working closely with all professionals who contribute to the lives of children, young people and families and will always work in this way
  • You have a commitment to the highest of practice standards



  • No case holding responsibility
  • Strong team relationships, the team are friendly and supportive
  • Oversight and support from permanent, experienced and committed Managers
  • We are multi agency and have Early Help Managers and Practitioners in the Front Door
  • We have a commitment to reducing the demand for Social Work intervention and strengthening our early intervention input
  • We have a good contextual safeguarding offer; this is being developed further
  • Pre-Birth Pathway and Consultation is embedded in the Front Door
  • Strong Leadership – our Leaders care about the job we do and the families we support
  • Career Progression Pathways/Talent and Leadership Academy – we value your career with North East Lincolnshire Council
  • Ability to work in an agile and flexible way, you are provided with the technology to do this
  • Excellent training, learning and development opportunities throughout your career
  • Friendly and supportive Social Work teams, with excellent support from our Business Services
  • Access to mentoring/coaching and employee assistance
  • An excellent working environment in attractive, modern offices with a seafront location in a busy and vibrant east coast resort
  • A competitive salary with generous holiday entitlement, excellent terms and conditions and opportunities for flexible working
  • Payment of Social Work fees and a range of other staff benefits
  • Membership of a Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Child Care Vouchers
  • Car Lease Salary Sacrifice Scheme

CLOSING DATE 19th March 2019

This is an exciting time to join Children’s Services in North East Lincolnshire.

If you are a qualified social worker and are interested in finding out more about our vision for the future, the jobs on offer or what we can offer you, then please contact Sarah Blanchard



Civic Offices, Cleethorpes

Integrated Front Door/ MASH

Permanent/Fixed Term Contract

Link Contact

If you still have questions you would like to ask before you apply, you can speak to

Sarah Blanchard / 01472 325416

Apply now

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