Job Description

What a heart-warming feeling it is knowing you have the chance to make a real positive impact to the lives of adults in the heart of your local community!

We’re seeking experienced Safeguarding Social Workers who are dedicated to delivering positive outcomes and advocating for people’s human rights.

You’ll join us either in Taunton or Shepton Mallet community teams.

Part time and hybrid working is also a possibility.

You will be:

  • Unafraid to do things differently and in your own creative way!
  • Given the freedom to be innovative
  • Be able to influence change
  • Encouraged to express your ideas
  • Understand adult legislation (Care Act and Mental Capacity Act) and how to implement safe practice.
  • Registered with Social Work England

Role Overview

  • Tailoring practice around individual needs
  • Working in partnership with the community and throughout the system, managing 12-15 active caseloads

A bit about us

“Having the opportunity to positively impact another’s life is a gift. To do this every day, what a life!”

Somerset County Council are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management.

In return, we provide a range of benefits to reward and thank our Social Workers;

  • Generous annual leave and flexible working options
  • Ongoing support from our dedicated Learning & Development team
  • Development opportunities
  • Local Government pension scheme
  • Optional pension enhancement through our additional voluntary contribution scheme
  • Employee assistance and support offering a variety of wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle
  • A flexible benefits platform including cycle to work and health screening schemes
  • ‘My staff shop’ which offers excellent discounts at a variety of retailers including; cinemas, restaurants, clothing stores and insurance providers
  • Gym discounts
  • Discounted lease car options via salary sacrifice, along with discounts on fuel
  • Generous relocation allowance
  • Access to the Blue Light Card which offers thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street for social care staff

Additional information

All Social Worker interviews will take place virtually over Teams. Access to/use of a vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.

If you would like to meet the team and find out more about our day to day work, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Louise White on

In this customer facing role you will need to speak Fluent English.

Please note we reserve the right to close this advert early if we have received a sufficient number of applications, so don’t delay, apply today!


DBS information

This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure.

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