Isle of Wight Council

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Social Worker – Safeguarding – Wellbeing and Access Hub (Ref: 2024_699)

County Hall Offices, Newport Agile/Home working

Grade 10, £35,488 to £38,232 per annum

Contact: Rachael Millmore at 01983 814980 or email on

Vacancy Reference: 2024_699

Closing Date: 01/05/2024

Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 37 per week

This is an exciting time within Adult Social Care on the Isle of Wight, as our whole service has supported a redesign, enhancing strength-based practice, working closely with the community and our third sector partners.

We now need an enthusiastic, motivated, passionate and qualified Social Worker to join our 'Access and Wellbeing Hub', focused on triaging safeguarding concerns.  This is a newly designed team and is the first point of contact for all queries and safeguarding concerns raised to Adult Social Care.

In this role you'll use your qualification, skills, and experience to:

·        Manage a varied and complex caseload and balance the needs of the person and service.

·        Fully recognise the importance of ensuring that the voice of those we support is heard.

·        Share our ambitions, passion, and can-do attitude.

·        Enable individuals to be protected and free from harm and abuse and to live a fulfilling life where their wellbeing is promoted.

We need someone who can demonstrate good communication and relationship building skills, working alongside individuals, their families and/or advocates and partner agencies, gathering information and reviewing records to make evidenced informed decisions regarding the outcome of safeguarding referrals. 

On occasion you may be required to undertake duty visits, attend safeguarding meetings, and complete immediate safety planning with individuals.

Key requirements:

·        Social work qualification

·        SWE registered.

·        Able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: The Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and Data Protection Act

·        Evidence of ability to work to practice guidance/procedure.

·        Specific experience in safeguarding work with understanding of S.42 threshold and safeguarding duties, 

We expect our teams to demonstrate professional curiosity and for you to be able to demonstrate this through the work you complete, in return you'll benefit from a unique and enriching environment, in an organisation that values strong leadership, a good work life balance, quality management and reflective supervision.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Rachael Millmore at 01983 814980 or email on

PLEASE NOTE: Out of Hours Standby and Call Out
You will be required to take part in the Out of Hours Stand-by Duty Rota as and when requested by management.  Standby and call out duties are paid in accordance with the IWC Terms and Conditions 2012 document (available on request)

View the Isle of Wight Council’s Care Close to Home Strategy.

When you join #TeamIWC you'll receive our staff benefits package, including:

-  Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!
-  Local Government pension scheme
-  Discounted Solent ferry travel
-  Island bus network discount
-  Cycle to work scheme
-  Staff parking permit scheme
-  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership
-  National and local discounts & benefits schemes

For some vacancies (subject to criteria): 
A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available if you are specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a new role with us or should you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible to have some travel costs reimbursed. 

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council’s Terms & Conditions of employment are available upon request. Please contact our recruitment team via if you would like to receive a copy.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

The Isle of Wight Council is committed to supporting all newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) through the implementation of a robust post graduate competency framework referred to as the Assessed and Supported Year of Employment (ASYE). The ASYE is intended to be the first stage of the continuing professional development for Registered Social Workers, and the framework will be closely allied to the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF).  You will be therefore, be required to satisfactorily complete the ASYE programme within a 12-month period (or 18 months if part time).

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.

Closing Date: 1 May 2024