Life Story Workers


Job Title : Life Story Workers
Location : Aylesbury
Company : Buckinghamshire Council
Salary :
Open Date : 2022-12-01
Close Date : 2023-04-01


£30,298 - £31,611

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Contract type


Working hours

Full time/Part time

Level of DBS check required


Date posted

29 Nov 2022, 11 p.m.

Application deadline

30 Dec 2022


Buckinghamshire Council have an exciting opportunity for a Life Story Worker within our Fostering Team.

Please note that our Fostering Team are based in Aylesbury however work across the county.

There is a Part Time opportunity available at 0.5 FTE.

About us

In April 2020 Buckinghamshire Council became the UK’s newest council and the residents of Buckinghamshire will be served by a single, unitary council.

Buckinghamshire is an ambitious, rapidly growing county, and our economy is one of the strongest in the country. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and ranks as one of the top rural areas to live in the UK and yet it is incredibly well connected– only an hour from London on the train. The county has a rich history and heritage and is the birthplace of the international Paralympic movement.

We are looking for motivated, ambitious and inspiring people to join us on our journey. Not only will you be an integral part of the unique and exciting transition through the unitary process, you will also be entitled to a range of different benefits to make sure you are happy both at work and at home.

About the role

We are looking to recruit a Life Story worker to join the Fostering Team.

The focus of the work will be to review the child’s Life Story Book and to carry out age-appropriate direct Life Story Work with the child or young person. The role includes:

  • Revisiting the birth history with the child and family
  • Working closely with other professionals currently involved: School, Social worker, previous carers, therapists and adopters.
  • Creatively updating life story books with the child/young person to enhance their sense of identity and understanding of their history.

Please see job description for further details.

About you

You must have experience of direct work with vulnerable children and families and a NVQ 3 in a relevant field would be an advantage.

The Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story work is desirable.

You will need to engage with children whose lives have been disrupted and find creative ways to work with them.

The work will include travelling to where children live, which may be outside the Council.

The work is often undertaken outside school hours.

Please see job description for full person specification.

Other information

Please contact [email protected] for any details or questions.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.

You will be required to apply for a DBS at an enhanced level.

Further information about the DSB Scheme can be found at

Buckinghamshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk

Our values

We pride ourselves on our core values of being Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy.

We work together to deliver the very best outcomes, with both our residents and employees being at the heart of what we do.

By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect:

  • A fair and inclusive culture
  • The chance to really make a difference to those around you
  • Health and well-being initiatives including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops
  • A unified voice through our Employee Representative Group
  • Ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career with us
  • Opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events.
We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements.

We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of 26%.

We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more -

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