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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/10/2021.

Social Worker - Band 6

Job Reference: 327-21-924

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Leckhampton Lodge
£32,306 to £39,027 per annum, pro rata

We love what we do and we think you will, too!

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.

We are very excited to be able to offer a Social Worker post within the Cheltenham and North Cotswold’s Recovery Team. The post is part time (30 hours per week) and days/ hours can be negotiated. The post would be based at Leckhampton Lodge, a community base for the recovery and other community teams to enable lots of helpful information/ skills/ knowledge sharing and positive interface working. The post would mainly involve working in and around Cheltenham and the beautiful North Cotswold’s.

The Cheltenham and North Cotswold’s Recovery Team is a friendly, welcoming and dynamic team providing secondary care services to adults of working age, their families and significant others, to provide the best possible outcomes for people experiencing severe mental illness, with complex mental health needs. The aim of the team is to work in line with the principles of Recovery and Social Inclusion. We strive to ensure that locality services represent excellent quality, (safe and a positive experience) and good value, (efficient and effective).

This is an exciting opportunity for a Social Worker who has some experience of working with adults of Working Age and caring for individuals with Enduring Mental Health problems. The post will include care coordinating a designated caseload, working within CPA Policy and associated countywide risk procedures, travelling independently, use of IT skills and a working knowledge of legislation regarding safeguarding vulnerable adults, the MHA and MCA.

Social Work Specific:

  • Arranging the provision or purchase of services to meet the assessed needs of individuals and their carers in more complex cases, whether within Gloucestershire or at a distance and to review such placements.
  • Undertake the statutory assessments required to initiate or review all patients’ individualised packages of care.
  • Working in accordance with statutory and legal requirements offering specialist knowledge and consultation to the team on the Care Act, Mental Health Act, Human Rights Act, Housing Act and a range of social care policy issues including appropriate adult and property protection, maintaining knowledge of and providing a bridge of local social care and County Council services and resources.

This post will be based with the Cheltenham and North Cotswold’s Recovery Team but the post holder may be required to work flexibly across the North Locality with some out of county work as required. The Recovery Team provides a 9am-5pm Monday to Friday service.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 19th October 2021

Shortlisting date: 20th October 2021

For further details on this opportunity, please contact Louise Cleveland on Tel: 01242 634300 or Email:

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a ‘Veteran Aware Trust’, evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right hand side, titled ‘Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance’.

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

Applicants should note that all appointments to GHCNHSFT are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, GHCNHSFT will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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