Fostering Social Worker
North East Lincolnshire
Social Worker Level 1 - NJC25 £32,020 Social Worker Level 2 NJC28 + market supplement - £39,723 Senior Practitioner - NJC31 + market supplement - £41,261
28th May, 2023
Job description

What we can do for children today, to keep them safe in their families

Who We Are  

At North East Lincolnshire Council, we have a unique ability to provide the ultimate work life balance for our employees. Situated within the award-winning coastal area of Cleethorpes and the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds, North East Lincolnshire Council provide the perfect location for you to Live, Work & Play.  


Our Vision & Purpose  

To create a stronger economy and stronger communities and improve the lives of our people.  


Our Values  

  • Valuing People  

  • Honesty  

  • Striving for Continuous Improvement  

  • Openness  

  • Commitment  

  • Behaving with Integrity  


The Role & Team 

Open to experienced practitioners from Social Worker level 1 to Senior Practitioner level, an opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and committed social worker to join the Fostering service in North East Lincolnshire.

The fostering service in North East Lincolnshire has been going through some exciting changes which will allow the successful candidate to work alongside the current Fostering social workers to drive the development and evolution of the service. We currently have three teams within the service, Recruitment and Assessment, Mainstream Team and Kinship Team.   


About You 

We are currently looking to recruit a supervising social worker to our Mainstream Team.  This team is responsible for the supervision, support, and training of our in-house Foster Carers. The successful candidate will be responsible for a range of fostering related tasks within the service.

The functions of this specialist post include:

  • Ensuring each Foster Carer has an annual household review

  • Reviews are presented to panel

  • Supporting the Foster Carers to maintain a training programme to develop their skills and knowledge to ensure that children are provided with the best care possible.


You will also be part of the wider recruitment plans to increase our current numbers of fostering households to support children to remain within North East Lincolnshire.

The successful applicant will join an experienced and supportive team who are committed to improving the quality of care offered to children and young people. There are opportunities to support specific projects within the fostering service, and we pride ourselves on ensuring you are provided with the opportunities to develop within North East Lincolnshire.


Apply for this Role 

All applicants are advised to carefully read the information provided in the Role Profile and Person Specification, and evidence in your application how you meet the essential criteria. 

If you require an informal discussion about the role please contact Glynis Tinsley  -       



Interviews will take place following suitable application submission.



This role is a blended working role (the duties of the role may require a blend of home & office working in line with needs of the service) 



Why work for NELC?  

North East Lincolnshire is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. Here are some of the main benefits:  

  • Flexible Working Options – agile working, compressed hours, term time working, flexi-time, home working. All to enable a work/life balance (relevant to the role you are undertaking).  

  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme – saves tax and national insurance by exchanging part of your gross salary for non-cash benefits such as; Holiday Extra – to purchase additional annual leave, Cycle to Work scheme and Tusker Cars (beneficial rate car lease scheme)   

  • In-house Health & wellbeing support  

  • Health Cash Plan – to claim cash back on a range of healthcare costs   

  • Credit Union   

  • Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health & beauty and many other products and services  

  • Discounted Car Parking Permit   

  • Local Government Pension Scheme  

  • A minimum of 24 days holiday + 8 bank holidays per year (based on a 37-hour week) 


NELC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and Adults at Risk. For any posts that will involve access to children, young people and Adults at Risk, the successful applicant will need to undertake an enhanced criminal record check where appropriate. 

NELC is committed to Equality and Diversity as an employer. 

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