Newly Qualified Level 1 Social Worker – Children’s – North Kesteven District

Newly Qualified Level 1 Social Worker – Children’s

Newly Qualified 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 progress starts with you.

We know that the better you do, the better we can care for our community. That’s why we’re invested in your success. Here, we’ll give you all of the support required as a new qualified Social Worker, including a comprehensive induction into your role and team, regular formal and informal supervision, a mentor and access to excellent training and learning opportunities.

We won’t just be there when you need us. We’ll be by your side from the very beginning of your journey, guiding you step-by-step as you journey into the world of children’s social work.

We have a samll number of vacancies in Boston, North Kesteven and Lincoln. Please indicate in your personal statement which post you are applying for.

Become the social worker you want to be

Together, Our Aim Is To

Families and the challenges they face are always changing. So, we need to change too. With our training and guidance, we’ll show you how make a positive impact today – and shape the way we work tomorrow.

  • Transform the lives of children in Lincolnshire, and across the UK
  • Ensure everything we do is guided by what’s best for them
  • Create a new model for how a children’s services department should work.

What You’ll Do

Working at the heart of our children’s services team, you will conduct a range of important assessments, including Child in Need, Child Protection and Looked After Children cases. You’ll be involved in these from start to finish, planning, reviewing and delivering support. At the same time, we’ll provide you with expert assistance as you complete your ASYE course.

What We’re Looking For

  • A newly qualified (or about to be qualified) social worker (PG Dip SW; BA Hons SW, and MA SW), registered with the SWE (if already a QSW)
  • Willingness to learn and get stuck into training opportunities, including our well established ASYE course
  • Strong communication skills, allowing you to explain complex information in ways that are easy to understand.


We understand that you may have questions, or simply want to speak one of the team to find out more about working here. That’s why we have a dedicated in-house adviser on hand to talk to you, or support you with your application. Simply contact Laura Bonner on and she’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

If this sounds like a career you are interested in but you’re not currently studying to become a social worker then why not speak to your local university to see what courses they can offer? Please visit for more information on becoming a social worker.

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.