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Student Social Worker

Health and Social Care Enquire


Hours:Full Time

Full Description

Service Area

Health and Social Care


Salary: Up to £32,000 plus course and travel fees.





Did you know you can study to obtain a degree and a professional qualification in Social Work in Guernsey? Over a 2/3 year full time programme, depending on your previous experience and current qualifications held, you’ll learn a range of essential skills and techniques to start your career in social work.


The cost of your tuition fees will be met by the Health and Social Care Committee (HSC), the States of Guernsey and you can also earn up to £32,000 annually whilst training, as you’ll be employed as a student social worker and will undertake work in the area you are training in.

This is a full-time position based in Guernsey in partnership with The Robert Gordon University (RGU), Aberdeen. This part-time degree gives you the flexibility to balance your learning with work and other life commitments. Designed as a work-based degree, it is delivered through a combination of on campus learning, practice experience and tutor led learning supported by online resources. There are two entry levels dependent on your existing qualifications and experience.


In order to be considered for this post you are required to be resident in Guernsey and hold an appropriate permit to enable you to commit to a full-time academic programme and 3 years of post-qualification working. You are also required to meet a minimum academic entry criterion as set by the RGU.

As a student you will be studying for a degree and a professional qualification in social work. The course is coordinated by the Guernsey Institute. Once qualified you will be required to work as a Social Worker in the area in which you have trained (either Adult Community Services or Children and Family Community Services). You will be required to work in this role for a minimum period of 3 years immediately following your qualification in line with the indemnity form signed at the commencement of your training.

Please click on the links below to view a full job description for this role and to read more about the course and entry requirements:

Job Description


Social Work - Distance Learning BA (Hons)



Contact: The below can be contacted on tel. (01481) 220000


Maria McCord - Service Manager on email:

Emma Pearce - Senior Social Worker on email:

Emma Le Poidevin - Academic Lead on email:

Debbie Shorrock - Service Manager on email: 

Jacques Scowen - HR Manager on email:

We strongly advise that applicants speak to one of the contacts named above before applying for this role.


Closing Date: 18 August 2022


Shortlisting Date: 19 July 2022


Interview Date: 24 August 2022 (we are unable to rearrange to a different date to the one specified) 


Candidates should upload supporting information to demonstrate how they meet the key criteria for the role.  This should be in addition to any CV supplied and should have clear examples of how each is met.  The key criteria can be found within the job description which is available by clicking the job description link above. The information provided by candidates will be used by the shortlisting panel when selecting candidates for interview.


Note - Internal applicants are required to inform their Line Manager before applying for any States of Guernsey positions. Internal references may be taken up prior to interview.


Appointment to this role will be subject to the following pre-employment checks which will be completed following an offer of employment:


  • Satisfactory references which must include one from the candidate's current line manager
  • Occupational Health Clearance
  • Satisfactory, Enhanced, Disclosure and Barring Service Check with Barred Listing Check.  Convictions likely to be considered relevant to this post include crimes involving, but not limited to, theft, violence, dishonesty, fraud, vulnerable individuals and children
  • Confirmation of required qualifications / registrations
  • Possession of a valid Employment Permit


Should the successful applicant not meet the requirements sufficiently he/she may be appointed at a lower grade than stated. The successful applicant would then have the opportunity to progress to the grade advertised once the necessary skills and knowledge have been developed and they have demonstrated the ability to undertake the duties at the higher level.


Please note that the States of Guernsey is undergoing a significant period of change and transformation.  The officer must acknowledge and accept that the nature and type of duties within the role are likely to evolve and change over time in the course of that transformation.  In such circumstances and accordance with the relevant terms and conditions of employment the employer may require the transfer, and/or redeployment, of an officer to other suitable roles within the States.


All employees are expected to uphold the purpose, vision and values of Service Guernsey: one organisation, one purpose, one focus and, in particular, to exhibit behaviours that reflect the core values of teamwork, accountability, customer service and empowerment.


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