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Social Worker - PA

Agile – County Hall, Newport

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

Contact: For more information or an informal discussion please contact Sara Carvalho 01983 821000 or email

Vacancy Reference: 50038631

Closing Date: 29/06/2022

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week


To provide the full range of personal assistant professional administrative support functions to five 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 Sara Carvalho 01983 821000 or email


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Closing date: 29/06/2022