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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/07/2022.

Consultant Social Worker

Job Reference: 301-SB-22-140019

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Stafford Countywide
£40,057 - £45,839

An award winning organisation with over 9000 employees across services in North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Essex, we are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers.

What can we offer you?

  • Our SOOTHE resources are supporting staff across the trust with their physical and mental health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.

  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters

  • Annual Big SOOTHE week provides time to reflect on the demands following the pandemic and connect with others to feel able to face future challenges as we move forward.

  • “In our Gift” provides a platform for your voice to be heard to implement change

  • Purchase additional annual leave as well as wellbeing days

  • Career development opportunities and coaching

  • Access to in house training programs, leadership management and NVQ qualifications as well as our wellbeing and recovery college

  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)

  • Flexible working wherever possible including opportunities for homeworking

  • Opportunities to connect of important issues such as Sustainability and digital working

  • Empower and engage our staff with LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and STAFF Surveys

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive organisation through our Staff Equality Network

  • NHS pension scheme

  • You would be eligible for NHS discounts including blue light card and red guava

Job title: Consultant Social Worker

Location: Stafford – Countywide

Salary: £38,553- £42,614 per annum

Contract type: 37 Hours per week, Full time -

About the role

As part of our vision of delivering excellent social work across the county we see the value of having specialist subject experts to support our social work teams across the county.

Being a Consultant Social Worker is an opportunity to progress your social work career. You will join a group of expert leaders delivering, prestigious, high-profile initiatives, and work with exceptionally talented individuals.

As a Consultant Social Worker, you will act in an expert role advising on practice issues in your specific expert area. You will educate and support social work colleagues as well as lead on practice research and development.

The role will require you to support social work teams across the county including MPFT and SCC where queries arise, and will provide support to deliver effective excellent social work practice that enables adults in our communities to achieve their outcomes.

You will work in a strengths-based way whilst continuing to manage a reduced case load and supporting others where complex cases are experienced. You will also promote social justice and human rights in line with core social work activities and values.

What you’ll bring

  • Minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly motivated, can-do attitude.
  • Be able to motivate, mentor and support colleagues
  • Have highly developed communication skills

How do I apply?

Please apply via NHS jobs and click on the “Apply for this Job” completing and submitting the electronic application form. If you experience any technical issues accessing or completing the application form please contact the

Closing Date: 15/07/2022

For more information about the role please contact: (Principal Social Worker)


IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. .

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1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment. We will not request references prior to interview unless you have given permission on your application form to do so, however, if you are offered a position with the Trust, references will be requested at the point of offer and by completing this application you are giving your approval for this information to be requested.

MPFT is committed to the equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical / mental disability or offending background.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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