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Senior Social Worker - North Transfer of Care Team

About the role

Are you looking for a Senior Social Worker role? Do you thrive in a fast paced, multi-agency environment?

If the answer is “Yes” then this might be just the role for YOU!

The North Transfer of Care Team are looking for a full time Senior Social Worker, working predominantly from Hinchingbrooke Hospital.  The service also covers Peterborough City and King’s Lynn (Queen Elizabeth) Hospitals for Cambridgeshire residents and will therefore require the successful applicant to occasionally support these sites.

You will join a group of supportive Senior Social Workers and be part of the management team.

The team provide support to adults being discharged from the acute hospital and rehabilitation settings.

The Transfer of Care Teams operate within specific office hours, but that does not mean we will not consider flexible working opportunities. Our staff receive a salary enhancement between 7% and 15% depending on their selected working pattern.

  • 7% for 1 weekend day a month and 1 Bank Holiday a year
  • 8% for 1 weekend day a month and 2 Bank Holidays a year
  • 10% for 1 weekend day a month and 3 Bank Holidays a year
  • 15% for 2 weekend days a month and 3 Bank Holidays a year

Whilst this can be a fast paced role, we are a highly supportive team offering excellent guidance and help from both colleagues and managers, alongside opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills.

For more information get in touch with us today by calling Nathalie on 01223 699263. Alternatively, you can email us on or visit our website for more information.

Interview will be held virtually on Teams from 5th to 7th March.  There will be a short written exercise as part of the interview but we’ll give you all of the relevant information ahead of time.  

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

What will you be doing?

Key responsibilities of the Senior Social Worker post include:

  • Managing the practice and performance of the team to ensure timely and safe discharges from the hospital setting.
  • Supporting the day-to-day practice of the Team.  Quality assuring Care Act assessments, care and support plans and completing audits.
  • Ensuring accurate record keeping.
  • Being part of a management team, managing and nurturing a team of professionals (Social Workers and Adult Support Coordinators) so that they can operate innovatively and creatively to meet the needs of Cambridgeshire citizens.
  • Building positive relationships with key partners and making positive contribution to delivering good outcomes for people who have care and support needs.
  • Effective management of resources (including financial) and assurance of quality to achieve the best outcomes for those being discharged from hospital.
  • Managing complex safeguarding cases and or serious concerns processes.
  • Supporting your supervisees as part of ‘Our Conversations’ to ensure their wellbeing and professional development.

About you

You must be a qualified social worker with at least 2 years’ experience and ideally have experience managing people.  You will have worked with a complex caseload and have excellent knowledge of current legislation which will include the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act and the associated statutory guidance.  You will have proven knowledge and skills for Safeguarding Adults.   

You will be a person-centred practitioner with excellent communication skills and have the ability to work within a multidisciplinary setting. You will be imaginative, dynamic and an excellent communicator with the ability to influence the workings of other services.

This is a fast-paced environment and the successful candidate should be able to work with competing demands for services. 

For a full list of the requirements of the role, please check out the Job Description and Person Specification.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible and creative working arrangements
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

For our Social Workers, we offer more specific benefits like:

  • Generous annual leave provision (28 days, plus bank holidays)
  • supportive management team that will champion your learning and development
  • Employee Assistance Programme – access to free support 24 hours a day
  • Payment for business mileage expenses (45p per mile)
  • Scalable retention payments to loyal social workers in specific teams after the first full year of employment, starting at £900 which increases during the first three years of service
  • relocation package of up to £8000 for eligible candidates
  • Plus, 6 days of protected time each year to enable our Social Workers to maintain their Continuous Professional Development

Our Transfer of Care Teams also have a salary enhancement of up to 15%!

Please read our benefits brochure attached for more information.

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.



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