Our Benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

For our Social Workers, we offer more specific benefits like:

  • Generous annual leave provision (28 days, plus bank holidays)
  • supportive management team that will champion your learning and development
  • Employee Assistance Programme – access to free support 24 hours a day
  • Payment for business mileage expenses (45p per mile, and for the 2022/2023 financial year an additional fuel allowance for those driving over 300 business miles each month)
  • relocation package of up to £8000 for eligible candidates
  • Plus, 6 days of protected time each year to enable our Social Workers and Occupational Therapists to maintain their Continuous Professional Development

Please read our benefits brochure attached for more information.

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new role within Prevention and Early Intervention Services for a Senior Practitioner.

The role will require you to be a qualified and registered Social Worker or Occupational Therapist.

The role will be responsible for the clinical oversight and management of referrals into the Prevention and Early Intervention Services via the Prevention Hub, including the adult early help, reablement and front of house social work teams. The Prevention Hub ensures the most appropriate service is provided, in line with criteria, to meet the needs of the people who require early intervention, supported by short term care support, including appropriate equipment and assistive technology to improve and recover independence. 

You will work closely with external colleagues to ensure that the ethos and pathways of the prevention services are understood and service users needs are met with the most appropriate service. Supporting social workers and liaison coordinators within the front of house hospitals.

As a council Cambridgeshire will support individuals to look at their individual learning outcomes and offer a wide range of training and apprenticeships.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact: Grace Clark on 07770934679 or graceE.clark@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or Stuart Brown – Stuart.brown@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

This is a rolling campaign, and we will review applications daily so please don’t wait for the closing date to apply, we want to speak to you now!

We know that your time is precious, so our interviews are held virtually, by Microsoft Teams, to provide the most flexible recruitment process. We may include a virtual assessment as part of this, but we’ll give you all of the relevant information ahead of time.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

About you

You will need to have good problem solving skills, management of KPIs, good multidisciplinary working skills and experience of line management. You will need to have good and accurate literacy, numeracy and administrative skills and the ability to analyse information to ensure best approach. It is imperative that you have strong communication skills, a confident telephone manner and can work on your own initiative. Good planning and organisation skills will be key, and you should be used to working under pressure to meet deadlines, allowing flexibility and resilience.

You must be a qualified Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with current valid registration

For a full list of the requirements of the role, please check out the Job Description and Person Specification.


About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion. 


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