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Higher Level Sessional Worker

Job details

General information



Closing Date


Service Area


Children's Services

Service Area

Early Help

Vacancy Details


Care/Support Work - Children's Social Care

Job Title

Higher Level Sessional Worker



Salary Range (£ pro rata for part time roles)

BBU07 22,571 - 24,920

Contract Type

Relief permanent

Contract Hours


Job Advert

Sessional workers support children & families in need of services on a casual basis, as and when required. Good availability is essential to meet the needs of a growing service operating seven days a week.


Formal qualifications in working with children and families are not required but would be an advantage. Experience in the field would be helpful. You will need to be assertive, resilient, and have the ability to maintain boundaries and be ready to attend training to build your experience and knowledge of working with families. Use of a car and ability to drive within and out of Borough is essential, as is the ability to work flexible hours to include some early starts and late evenings and weekends.


We offer an induction programme with supervision & an appraisal. We have excellent in house training and development opportunities to gain a wide variety of skills and experiences in a busy and thriving environment. Existing ambitious post holders have used their sessional work experiences to successfully progress their career aspirations.


The post you are applying for is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If your application is successful you will be required to declare any spent and unspent convictions, adult cautions (simple or conditional) that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).


How to apply

To apply you will need to upload a current CV and a document detailing how you meet the selection criteria for the role.  The selection criteria can be found in the job profile below.  Optional CV and selection criteria templates are provided below.  If you do not upload both documents the panel may be unable to score your application.



Please note:

The Council will not normally re-employ ex-employees in the following circumstances, unless the appointment in business critical:

·         Ex-employees in receipt of a severance payment (within 12 months of leaving)

·         Ex-employees in receipt of a local government pension

If you would like further information, please email

Additional Vacancy Information

Allowance (pro rata for part time roles)


Work Pattern

Relief contract

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Vacancy Location


Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough Council Recruitment, Bedford


Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford

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Job Profile

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CV Template

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Selection Criteria Template

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