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Social Worker - PA

Agile – County Hall, Newport Isle of Wight

Grade 6 - £20,852.00 to £22,129.00 per annum

Contact: For more information or an informal discussion please contact Richard Ashdown 01983 821000 or email

Vacancy Reference: 50051706

Closing Date: 24/06/2022

Contract Type: Fixed Term  6 months from start date to cover maternity leave

Hours: 37 Per Week


To provide the full range of personal assistant professional administrative support functions to three social workers within Children's Social Care as set out in the task list and proactively assist the social workers to manage their caseloads, whilst the social workers retain overall responsibility. The aim is to reduce office based social worker admin time from 60% to 10%.


Social Work Personal Assistants will work with and under the direction of the Social Worker and in line with agreed departmental standards and procedures. Their supervision and line management will however be provided by a Senior Admin Officer.


For more information or an informal discussion please contact Richard Ashdown 01983 821000 or email


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 Policy, Employee 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 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.

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

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).


Please view information pack and complete your job application online at Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. 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: 24/06/2022