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.

Our borough has a history of industry, invention, innovation and growth that makes it the borough it is today. It is becoming a destination for today’s makers and creators and has a growing national reputation as a destination for creative industries.  We have some of the most exciting transformational regeneration projects happening anywhere in the UK

We deliver award-winning environmental programmes which are enhancing green spaces and waterways across the borough and bringing rain gardens and sustainable drainage to our urban centres.

About children's social work in Enfield

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.

We take pride in practice by making every contact with a child count. Our confidence comes from the fact that we continually seek to improve practice standards, by ensuring that our staff have access to developmental opportunities, good managerial support and a focus on wellbeing to help make a real difference to the lives of children and families.

Social Work in Enfield is underpinned by a culture of solution focused and strength-based practice. Signs of Safety is our practice framework to enable meaningful family focussed help. We believe in relationship-based practice and Signs of Safety is the vehicle enabling us to do this in collaboration with families and driven by compassion and the belief that children belong in their natural networks.

We are committed to investing in the service structure, manageable caseloads, training and  practice that will ensure we deliver for children and give our staff the skills, support, and confidence to deliver outstanding social work.

Ofsted has rated our children’s services as GOOD overall, read the full report here

As a Centre of Excellence we work hard to:

•       Promote quality and standards in practice

•       Deliver training and learning opportunities

•       Support professional and career development and progression

•       Ensure that we continue to learn from families and children

Enfield is a great place to be a social worker, it can be challenging but you will receive the support and opportunities to help develop your career to the next level. We are sure you will find working in Enfield exciting and fulfilling.

Our offer to you

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 for most roles. 

  • 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

Find out more

To find out more about social care within Enfield please visit our social care Centre of Excellence.

For more information about working with Enfield council visit our careers page.

If you have any questions about applying for roles within children’s services at Enfield please contact our recruitment team at recruitmentcentre@enfield.gov.uk

If you are interested in having an informal discussion about working in children's services at Enfield please contact  Peter Turton, Principal Social Worker: peter.turton@enfield.gov.uk