Social Workers - Various Teams

Posted 14th May, 2024
£44,951 – £54,083
Working arrangements
Contract type
Closing date
29th May, 2024
About the role

Social Work in Newham is underpinned by a culture of Systemic and Restorative practice with high quality relationships at the heart of our approach.

We are currently recruiting for qualified social workers across Children’s services, and have vacancies for permanent staff to join the following services:

  • Assessment
  • Intervention (CiN, CP)
  • Children in Care/LAC
  • DCYPS (CwD/Children with SEND)

For more information on a particular service please get in touch with our Recruitment Team.

About you

We welcome applications from social workers of varying experience levels; though we do expect applicants to have completed their ASYE and have gained some experience within in the team/service that they are applying for. 

We’re looking for social workers who have a genuine interest in a restorative, relationship based practice model drawing on systemic thinking to inform your approach to building effective relationships with children, young people and their families. We want to bring in energetic, empathetic social workers that are passionate about building a Fairer Newham keen to reach positive outcomes for children and families whilst taking full advantage of the learning, support and personal development that we can offer. 

We can only currently consider applications from UK experienced, qualified social workers who are registered with Social Work England.

About Newham

We Are Newham. 

We’re a vibrant, dynamic, culturally rich inner London Borough with a young population and bags of potential. We’re a challenging yet rewarding place to practise social work, with the networks in place to enable you to be the best social worker you can be and make a real difference to our children and their families. Our social care services were rated to be GOOD overall by Ofsted, with leadership rated as OUTSTANDING, but we have not stopped striving to be better.

We’ve been working tirelessly to establish a Centre of Excellence for Children’s Services through investment, co-production and by continuously developing our 'Circles of Support' practice model; centring on systemic and restorative practice and a specialist support offer for our practitioners. Don’t just take our word for it – Circles of Support was recently nominated for the prestigious MJ Innovation in Children’s/Adults Services award. 

Ofsted described Newham as having a positive culture of learning and development and we always try to develop talent in-house. We’ve promoted 40 internal colleagues during the past two years, and have put 46 practitioners through systemic higher education since 2020. We value your development and at Newham career progression is reality for many. We also understand how tough social work can be – so most of our QSW posts involve only 1 day per week in the office alongside flexible working. We want to maximise your wellbeing and make life easier.

We’ve been working hard to make Newham a great place to practise.

  • We’re a GOOD local authority and have established a centre of excellence for Children’s Services.

  • Ofsted reported that we have OUTSTANDING senior leadership.

  • Stability: 100% of our Service Managers and 71% of Team Managers are permanent.

  • Our firmly established practice model, Circles of Support, was recently nominated for the prestigious MJ Award for Innovation in Children’s Services and allows systemic, restorative practice to flourish.

  • We offer genuine flexible working, with only 1 day in the office per week (off duty)

  • Career progression; we’ve promoted 37 internal colleagues in the past 2 years.

  • Social Care Academy – 47 social workers have studied for systemic higher education with us since 2020.

  • A competitive package of up to £54,890 (includes market supplement).

  • Oyster card/parking permit for business use.

  • Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme).

  • Travel season ticket loan, cycle scheme, Local Authority pension.