Social Worker in Bracknell Forest Council (Sponsorship Available)

Are you an experienced Social Worker who is passionate about supporting adults with dementia? Do you want to help our most vulnerable residents to remain as independent as possible? Are you looking for a rewarding role that lets you fulfil your passion for helping others? If yes, then Bracknell Forest Council has just the right opportunity for you.

Bracknell Forest Council is the local authority responsible for the administration and governance of Bracknell Forest in Berkshire, UK. The council provides a wide range of services to its residents, including education, social services, housing, environmental health, and waste management. Committed to improving the quality of life for its community, Bracknell Forest Council focuses on fostering economic growth, enhancing public amenities, and ensuring sustainable development. The council engages with residents through various initiatives and consultations to ensure their needs and priorities are met.

Position: Social Worker

Salary: £47,093 – £50,126 a year

 Job Type: Full Time

Location: Bracknell, UK (Hybrid)

About the Role

In Bracknell’s Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults, they support their most vulnerable residents using a strength-based approach; helping the person to remain as independent as possible is at the heart of everything they do.

It’s why their Social Workers have the time to get to know everyone they work with. Put simply, we work with people to change lives for the better.

The Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults Social is comprised of highly professional and supportive multidisciplinary teams. Their social care teams work together as one service and go the extra mile to ensure our residents have the right support.

They work closely with health and other partners to ensure that people remain living in their in their own homes for as long as possible.

The teams have weekly multidisciplinary meetings meaning our residents can have easy access to health and social care services that talk to each other, to provide holistic support when needed.

Support for the successful candidate will be given by the team. You will receive regular supervision and access to training. Bracknell has a strong focus on supporting their staff to learn, grow and develop to achieve their potential. They listen to their social care staff about the best way to deliver their services and encourage feedback and suggestions on how we can do things better together.

Main Duties

You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training:

  • Manage a small complex caseload, organising and prioritising the workload effectively, with regular supervision and guidance.
  • To undertake role of Designated Safeguarding Officer on a rota basis.
  • To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, connecting people and their families to their community and social networks enabling them to live within their own communities.
  • To take a strengths-based approach to support people to living with dementia to lead a fulfilling life
  • To support in delivering and maintaining high standards of performance across the service.
  • To take an evidence-based approach to practice.
  • To provide leadership, supervision, peer support and to act as a role model for the experienced social work team.
  • Take an active part in your own supervision and appraisal in accordance with the departmental supervision policy and council’s appraisal policy.
  • Take responsibility for your own learning, including mandatory and recommended training.
  • To lead on specific areas of work as required.


  • The applicant must be a qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England.
  • You will have at least 2 years post qualifying experience in statutory social services, usually in a local authority setting.
  • You’ll need to demonstrate excellent knowledge of best practice and legislation. You will be motivated and have a professional and “can-do” attitude.


  • Sponsorship is available for UK based applicants
  • An inclusive and social working environment with a variety of staff networks
  • Opportunities for flexible and agile working, we offer a hybrid model of working to promote flexible working around personal and family commitments.
  • Generous annual leave commencing at 28 days increasing after 3 years’ service to 33 days (pro rata for part time). With additional annual leave purchase policy.
  • Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
  • A great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
  • Internal sports and social club opportunities.
  • Access to counselling and occupational health services
  • Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
  • Supermarket discount.
  • An interest free loan for a rail season ticket.

IMPORTANT: Any candidates that are currently residing in the UK and wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the role by assessing their circumstances against the relevant criteria. Additionally, this role is only open to applicants who reside in the UK.

Required Documents

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Application Process

Interested and qualified individuals should kindly CLICK HERE to learn more about the role and to apply

Application Deadline


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