Social Work England – Lay Panel Chairs

Location: National

Proposed fee: £340 per day; A minimum commitment of 25-30 days per year

Social Work England is a specialist body taking a new approach to regulating social workers in their vital roles. We believe in the power of collaboration and share a common goal with those we regulate – to protect the public, enable positive change and ultimately improve people’s lives.

Can you lend us your expertise and help make a difference?

We’re looking for partners who can offer their skills and knowledge for several days throughout the year to support our fitness to practise function.

As Lay Panel Chair,you will not have a background in social work but be able to apply your professional expertise and knowledge to make sound, impartial and independent decisions. As part of the role you will be expected to have an in depth knowledge of the case papers in advance of hearings, chair proceedings and ensure a full record is made of the decision reached and the reasons for it.

We’re looking for candidates from diverse backgrounds who are representative of the UK population and our registrants. Our offices are based in Sheffield, but we are keen to receive applications from candidates throughout the UK.

If you are ready to join our journey to re-shape social work standards so that people receive the best possible support whenever they might need it in life take a look at our recruitment campaign site

Please note that if you have ever been on a social work register or hold a qualification that would entitle you to be a registered social worker, you are not eligible to undertake a lay role.

Closing Date: 12 midday 28 January 2022 We are committed to embracing equality, diversity and inclusion by promoting and sustaining an open and supportive environment.  We want everyone to feel they are able to bring their whole selves to work.   We expect everyone to have commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, both in their role and in how we regulate.

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