Social Worker - Adoption South East

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£29,594 to £38,612 per annum
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Social Work - Children
East Sussex County Council
ESCC: Children Services

Package Description

Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Sunday 04 July 2021
Interview date: TBA

For an informal discussion, please contact Carole Sykes (Service Manager Adoption South East -

Job Introduction

Adoption South East is a Regional Adoption Agency that brings together four successful Local Authority Adoption Services in a partnership, to provide the full range of adoption services across East and West Sussex, Brighton and Hove and Surrey and went live in April 2020.  

We are looking to recruit 3 full time social workers for the adoption team based in Eastbourne. Your base would be at St Marks House in Eastbourne but flexible and virtual working is inherent to our productivity across the region.

You will have a key role in contributing to creative adopter recruitment activity; currently proving highly successful, as well as creative family finding and linking across the South East. You will hold a mixed caseload of adopter assessments together with family finding and adoption support responsibilities. 

Progress your learning and training

At East Sussex we know that our staff are individuals with their own career goals.  So we have created a clear career development pathway, known as Progress, which maps out all the different options and opportunities for enriching and developing individual careers. It enables staff to build on existing skills and develop new knowledge and it provides clarity around the requirements for pay and progression, social work registration and further accreditation

Benefits package

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits including:

  • relocation costs up to £8k, if you are making a move of more than 20 miles
  • interest-free loan for rental deposit
  • payment of your Social Work England registration fees

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

Company Information

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.


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