£38.89k - £44.503k Per Year

Job Type

Full Time


5 days ago


Cygnet House, HC


Job Reference: 367-EAN-4667

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Senior Social Worker
Cygnet House, Ware
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum, pro rata. Includes Hi

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role

We have an opportunity for a Senior Social Worker in our Adult Community Mental Health Services in East Hertfordshire.

As a Band 7 Senior social worker you will be an active member of a skilled multi-disciplinary team based in our welcoming teams in the district.

As a Senior Social Worker you will act as a champion and leader of social care within our teams.

You will be expected to give robust, consistent expert social care practice advice in partnership with other specialist senior social care colleagues. You will reinforce the need to deliver high quality, cost effective social care services to service users and their carers focused on the principles of choice, control and independence, as well as ensuring their safety.

You will have a small caseload of the most complex cases and either be an AMHP or be prepared to train as an AMHP. Partnership working is a key component of this post both within and outside the Trust and you will need to be innovative in ensuring that there is a range of appropriate services locally to support individual recovery journeys.

  • Your development is our focus and we will offer a range of ways for you to further your career. You’ll have access to personal coaching, to help you achieve your goals, coupled with 100 day conversations and a high quality supervision and appraisal programme.
  • You’ll want to be a leader and will be encouraged to develop your leadership skills through our offer of bespoke leadership training, high quality profession specific support and opportunities to learn the most effective supervision and personal coaching approaches.
  • You’ll be an important part of an innovative, creative and developing service. We are committed to a future where we use continuous quality improvement to harness your ideas for service development and make them a reality
  • HPFT offers a wide variety of competitive employee benefits including access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts, a lease car scheme AND Excellent pension provision with up to 42 days leave per year
  • Work in a beautiful and rural part of Hertfordshire with great travel links to London and Cambridge, with outstanding schools and vibrant high streets , offering boutique shopping, coffee shops and local eateries.

A valid UK driving license plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. Full time / part time and flexible working requests will be considered.

This role also attracts the Golden Hello Payment; £1500 on commencement of employment and £2000 on completion of one years service, per annum pro rata. T&C's apply,.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Isabel Worsley Job title Senior Service line lead Email address Telephone number07827872577

About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.