About Harrow

As one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK,  Harrow is a great place to live, work and visit; in our borough, a range of cultures, religions and opinions come together to produce high achieving schools and a close and friendly community.

Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

As well as being very well connected to central London, Harrow is a scenic borough with extensive parks and green belt. It’s this mix of town and country that makes it such a thriving, modern and inclusive area, where people from so many different backgrounds are building their futures.

About children's social work in Harrow

As part of Harrow Children’s Services, we want our colleagues to live our values. These values describe what we stand for and how we do things at Harrow whilst inspiring, challenging and guiding us towards the delivery of our organisational ambitions and goals. Our three values are: Be Courageous, Do It Together and Make It Happen These values will also help us to achieve our equalities vision of being a proud, fair & cohesive Harrow, a great place to live, work & visit.

Social Work in Harrow is about practicing statutory children’s social work, promoting quality, consistency, and effectiveness of social work practice to ensure that children’s outcomes are positive. In terms of learning and development opportunities it is vital to have a comprehensive understanding of Children’s Services core standards to facilitate best practice in line with UK legislation, statutory and government and local guidance, incorporate the voice of the child in all we do and having an Anti-Racism and Inclusion perspectives.

In addition to the above, we already have a unique development program:

  • a Management School

  • a comprehensive weekly workshop programme for social workers

  • Connected by Culture, a monthly workshop supporting our cultural competence and anti-racist practice.

Social Work in Harrow is very diverse due to its culture and community. We ensure that everyone feels confident and independent in their decision making and we offer continued professional development in alignment with Social Work England standards.

Harrow Council’s new vision is that a council that puts its residents first, a borough that is clean and safe, a place where those in need are supported. 

Our offer to you
  • Competitive salary inclusive of Market Factor

  • The council offers a retention bonus of £3,000, which is paid after 3 years continuous service and a further £3,000 after a further 3 years of continuous service. This bonus is subject to conditions. 

  • Up to 25 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays) rising to 30 days (plus bank holidays) after more than 5 years’ service

  • An attractive Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) 

  • Development opportunities in key areas of specific lead roles, giving you the opportunity to learn new skills and to develop your practice

  • Access to our corporate health and wellbeing services offering free confidential advice on a wide range of issues

Find out more

For more information and detail about working in children’s service in Harrow – https://jobs.harrow.gov.uk/  

If you have any questions about applying for roles within children's social care at Harrow, or are interested in having an informal discussion about working in children's social care at Harrow, please contact us on resourcing@harrow.gov.uk