Children's Social Worker Level 3

Posted 28th Mar, 2024
£40,833 – £48,060
Working arrangements
Contract type
Closing date
16th Apr, 2024
About the role

Are you a committed and experienced social worker who is passionate about children and young people? If so, Enfield Council is the place for you. We are always seeking to build on our good social worker practice to achieve an outstanding service for our children and young people to keep them safe and help them achieve positive outcomes.

We are seeking to recruit full time qualified social workers to undertake quality assessments, develop clear and focused plans, ensure the timely delivery of effective services.  

As a qualified and professionally registered social worker with Social Work England, you will have knowledge of current legislation, have demonstrated your experience and abilities in respect of working in partnership with children, young people, families, and partner agencies. You will have over 2 years’ experience of working with vulnerable children and their families, preferably in a statutory setting, and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form, as well as the ability to work individually and as part of a team.  Your drive, enthusiasm and high aspirations will contribute to our journey to deliver exceptional outcomes for the children and young people of Enfield.

In order to attract high calibre candidates to fulfil our ambitions, we are offering competitive packages, excellent training and development opportunities, and to be part of a highly committed workforce, partners and colleagues striving to deliver even better outcomes for children and young people in the borough and to be the best they can be.

Contact Details - 

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Andrea Walkerdine on 0208 132 1022 or 

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Christine Askey on 020 8078 5990 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.


Enfield’s Social Care Centre of Excellence confirms our commitment to creating and maintaining an environment for new and existing staff to be the best and deliver high quality social work to our most vulnerable children and young people. It brings our recruitment, professional development and support into the one portal for social care staff to see what we have to offer and how we are supporting them to continue to learn and develop on a professional basis. For more information please visit

“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

We do not see your name or title when shortlisting your application. This is one of many initiatives to build a more talented and diverse workforce. However, if you put your name on your CV or Statement it will be visible to us. For this reason, we ask that you do not include your name on these documents. Please note it is your responses to the Essential/Desirable criteria, as detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification which is available on the job advert, that will determine if you are shortlisted for an interview, therefore we encourage you to always address the essential and desirable criteria in your application/CV.

About you
  • Degree in Social Work (minimum Upper Second, if classified) or equivalent. Must be Social Work England registered.
  • Knowledge and understanding of; Children Act 1989, 2004 and other legislation regarding Leaving Care Act 2000, Housing and Education Acts, child development, relevant social policy and key legislation, with strategic reference to safeguarding
  • Excellent spoken and written English, and computer literacy adequate to case recording and production of fit-for-purpose reports within strict deadlines
  • Communication skills in direct work with children, and proven ability to work in partnership with parents/carers, ensuring paramountcy of children’s needs
  • Familiarity with diversity/equality principles in general, and specific experience of working in a culturally/ethnically diverse locality
  • The ability to carry out comprehensive assessments of risk and needs of children and families within agreed timescales and implement and review written care plans; successfully demonstrating a clear knowledge and understanding of legislative, policy and practice issues.
  • To demonstrate excellent analytical skills in written and oral work using high level knowledge and understanding of complex casework, risk management and care planning.
About Enfield

Enfield is one of the most diverse parts of London, with all the benefits this brings across our communities, culture, heritage and local economy.  It also has incredibly diverse landscapes – from the urban centres of Edmonton, Southgate, Palmers Green and Enfield Town, to rural areas and farmland in the north of the borough.

Based in the bubbling heart of Enfield Town, situated in a modern newly designed service hub, the new office is an environment which supports our smart working policy surrounded by small businesses, bars, restaurants, a buzzing high street and shopping centre. Our brand new high-tech multiagency office has good transport links into central London and is easily assessable to the M25, A10 and A406.

We are proud of the services we offer to children and families living in the borough and work with partners to ensure children receive the best start in life. We are passionate about improving outcomes and driving up standards and performance. Ofsted has rated our children’s services as GOOD overall, read the full report here

Our offer to you include:

  • A rewarding role in an Ofsted rated GOOD children’s services department

  • Up to 32 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.

  • A blend of remote and office based working  

  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

  • Modern purposefully designed working environment in Thomas Hardy House located 5 minutes from the station

  • A clear career progression pathway, supported by a comprehensive training programme

  • Smart technology assistance including hybrid video conferencing

  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.

  • Enthusiastic and proactive staff network groups

  • 1 month paid sabbatical for children’s social workers