Social Worker Visa Sponsorship Uk

July 6, 2024
£47.4 - £47.4 / year

Job Description


Vacancy Description

Are you a devoted and enthusiastic Social Worker searching for a fresh opportunity to positively impact the lives of children and families? West Berkshire Council is looking for a dedicated candidate to join our Children in Care team as a Social Worker.

As a social worker, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Conducting examinations and offering assistance to children and families in need
  • Developing and implementing care plans to ensure children’s well-being.
  • Working with partner agencies to coordinate and provide necessary services
  • Conducting safeguarding investigations and taking the appropriate measures to protect children
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records in line with applicable legislation and rules.

To excel in this profession, you must have the following talents and attributes:

  • A certified Social Work qualification and registration with Social Work England.
  • Experience working in a statutory social work context, preferably in children and family services.
  • Solid understanding of essential legislation, regulations, and processes.
  • Strong assessment and analytical skills, and the capacity to make educated decisions. – Excellent communication and interpersonal skills allow for effective involvement with children, families, and professionals.
  • Ability to work independently and manage a demanding workload.

Our offer to you.

A competitive pay with a variety of benefits, including:

  • Flexible Working: West Berkshire has implemented a Hybrid Working Policy, which allows employees to spend their time between attending work and working remotely.
  • Social Work England registration fees are covered.
  • Employee Assistance Programme provides a dedicated employee wellbeing programme with a wide range of discounts on a number of businesses, services, and everyday purchases.
  • Regular, high-quality reflective supervision.
  • Senior leadership is approachable and visible.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • generous yearly leave amount, plus an additional 5 days leave after 5 years of continuous local authority service.
  • Relocation package for those migrating from outside a 30-mile radius (subject to criteria).
  • Blue Light card expenses were repaid.

All roles are subject to an annual banding pay review until they reach the top of the pay grade (after successfully completing probation). All roles are eligible for the annual national pay award.

Please note that the closing date is only a guideline. We retain the right to close this vacancy early if we receive enough applications for the position. So, if you’re interested, please send your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

To discuss this post, please contact Finnuala Buttimer at 07775825810 or

West Berkshire has a visa sponsorship licence and hence can offer sponsorship through the skilled worker route. Due to the size of West Berkshire and the significant volume of applications from international social workers, applications will be accepted only in September 2024.Please keep in mind that the certificate of sponsorship is not a visa; in order to work in the UK, an individual must apply for and acquire a visa.


Equal opportunities

The Council supports equal employment opportunities and invites applications from people who meet any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

How to apply?

Please immediately fill out a quick online application form. You will then be able to upload your CV; if you do not have one, please download our full application form below, complete it, and upload it instead.

This employment has been designated as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act of 2016; the requirement to perform all spoken components of the role with confidence in English applies.

West Berkshire Council is committed to protecting and supporting the well-being of children and young people, and expects all of its employees and volunteers to share these values. We will make sure that all of our recruitment and selection methods reflect this commitment. Successful candidates will be given employment following Disclosure and Barring Service checks and other appropriate employment checks.

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