LB Newham Social Work Online Recruitment Event

Posted 10th Jun, 2024
£44,951 – £62,201
Working arrangements
Contract type
Closing date
3rd Jul, 2024
About the role

Calling all qualified social work professionals… We would like to invite you to attend our next:

London Borough of Newham Social Work Online Recruitment Event

The event will be held on Wednesday 03/07/2024 at 19:00, on MS Teams.

The event will be suitable for:

-          Social Workers

-          Senior Social Workers

-          Assistant Team Managers/Deputy Team Managers

-          Team Managers

-          Specialist (qualified social work)

  Sign up for the event below:


Laura Eden, Newham's new Director of Children's Services will be present to discuss her vision for children and families in Newham.

We'll also discuss our practice model, career opportunities and progression, the support that is on offer for our practitioners and you will have the opportunity to ask about from individual services. You'll also be able to ask questions of our recruitment lead - for tips on the recruitment process.

The link to access/join the event will be sent once you have signed up through Eventbrite.

Attendees will:

- Meet our new Director of Children's Services, Laura Eden.

- Hear about the Newham Practice framework.

- Hear about opportunities offered by our Social Care Academy and the career pathways that are available to permanent staff.

- Have the opportunity to directly ask questions of senior leaders, operational managers and recruitment lead.

- Have an opportunity to directly ask questions about the application and recruitment processes and how to get ahead.


We hope to see you at the event!

The Newham Team.

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About you

Whilst this event is not focused on our ASYE Programme, newly qualified social workers are welcome to attend to find out more about us. We are not currently recruiting internationally so regrettably the event will not be relevant for practitioners wanting to move to the UK.

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.