Newly Qualified Social Workers (ASYE INTAKE)

Posted 3rd Jul, 2024
Waltham Forest
£37,433 – £39,264
Working arrangements
Contract type
Fixed term
Closing date
14th Jul, 2024
About the role

The Waltham Forest ASYE programme is a comprehensive introduction to the profession for NQSWs, with monthly dedicated training, on-the-job targeted learning and reflective safe spaces. Successful applicants will be supported by our professional practice lead and our emphasis is on learning and reflection so that NQSWs finish their ASYE experienced and confident in their role and their identity as a social worker.

Over the years our ASYE programme has produced several Newly Qualified Social Workers who have been recognised by both internal and external stakeholders for the high quality of their work. We are proud that we have been able to offer NQSWs the right kind of support and mentoring to help them excel. Promoting creativity is at the heart of our agenda to develop social work; you will be encouraged to share ideas, bring about positive change, and strive to continuously improve outcomes for our vulnerable children and young people.

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About you

 How to Apply

1.           Please ensure you meet the minimum criteria for applying:

  • You must be eligible to undertake the ASYE under the national criteria:
  • You must have been awarded an eligible social work qualification.
  • Alternatively, you must be on track to complete your qualification by the end of August 2024 to be eligible for the September/October 2024 cohort.
  • You must be professionally registered with Social Work England prior to starting.
  • You must be able to legally work in the UK for at least the 12 months following the start of the programme – we are not able to assist with visas or sponsorship.

2.           Please apply online.

  • You need to complete a written application form which must be submitted through our online recruitment portal.
About Waltham Forest

We know what social work is WORTH! Make the difference to the lives of children and families in Waltham Forest!

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, our borough is a fantastic place where people want to live, work and play.

Why join us at Waltham Forest?

  • 9 out of 10 staff in our social care teams enjoy our strong learning culture, which focuses on new and emerging trends

  • We invest in your development to help you find your niche, specialising in areas underpinned by a clear strengths-based approach

  • Inspiring leadership and ambition rated Outstanding 

  • Diverse and inclusive teams who improve lives and make a real difference – a safe and inclusive environment, with active employee-led networks and initiatives

  • A brand-new Town Hall HQ at Fellowship Square, with innovative and flexible workspace

What our staff say

As a borough which celebrates diversity and inclusivity, we believe that it is important for you to hear from a cross-section of staff working within Waltham Forest. Watch a selection of our staff case studies below.

We offer our staff:

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

  • Stable leadership rated by Ofsted as OUTSTANDING

  • New Social Work Academy

  • Strong Continuing Professional Development (CPD) offer including Virtual Reality (VR) training

  • Competitive salaries and retention bonuses

  • A range of health & Wellbeing initiatives and vibrant staff-led networks such as our Race Equality Network

  • Flexible working options

  • Manageable caseloads

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

Find out more

If you are interested in having an informal discussion about working in children's social care at Waltham Forest please contact: