Children’s Level 1 Social Worker – Grantham

Children’s Level 1 Social Worker

Level 1 Children’s Services Social Worker

Lincolnshire | £28,672 – £32,234

This is social work in progress

At Lincolnshire Children’s Services, we believe that social work is always work in progress. And your experience makes progress possible.

We currently have vacancies in Boston, Horncastle, Gainsborough and Lincoln. Please specify in your personal statement which position you are applying to.

For us, great work starts with great people. That’s why we want to make the most of your skills. Here, you’ll discover unique development opportunities, such as our Career Progression Panel, through which you can achieve promotion to a Level 2 Social Worker.

You’ll also find strong support networks, and our offer includes a comprehensive induction, along with support for your continuous professional development and emotional resilience. This includes regular supervision, group learning, a range of formal Learning and Development opportunities and complimentary access to both Research in Practice and Community Care online platforms.

What You’ll Do

Putting Children First

Working at the forefront of our children’s services teams, you’ll manage a range of cases from Child in Need and Child Protection through to working with Looked After Children. Using your experience, you’ll lead on these from start to finish, ensuring that the child’s voice is heard throughout.

Our Social Work Teams operate across Lincolnshire and we currently have a small number of vacancies in our Family Assessment and Support Teams in Lincoln, Louth, Horncastle and Gainsborough for Level 1 social workers. Please specify on your personal statement which post you are applying for.

If you’re passionate about social care, we can show you new ways to use and develop your expertise.

What We’re Looking For

  • A professional, qualified social worker, registered with Social Work England
  • Someone who has completed the ASYE course
  • Knowledge of legislative frameworks and legal proceedings that govern children’s services
  • Exceptional communication skills and a passion for supporting children


We understand that you may have questions, or simply want to speak one of the team to find out more about working here. If you would like to speak to someone prior to submitting an application, simply contact Laura Bonner on and Laura will be in touch as soon as possible.

Please note that Tier 2 sponsorship is not available for this position.

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.