One of the largest Inner London boroughs, Wandsworth covers over 3,200 acres and has a population of more than 308,000.
Wandsworth is a collection of many different communities, each with its own distinct character and a wide ethnic and cultural diversity.
We have large inner-city housing estates, leafy suburbs, five vibrant town centres and some of London's very best parks and commons. Our diversity is our strength, and makes Wandsworth an exciting and dynamic place to live and work.
Wandsworth is a great place to grow up - children are at the heart of everything the Council does.
Every child will have the chance to attend an outstanding school.
Children with special needs will have their education, health and care needs met in a timely and efficient manner.
Priority will be shown to our most vulnerable children, recognising we need to improve outcomes faster.
Every child should have a good start in life, experience a positive childhood and receive the necessary stepping stones to becoming accomplished adults.
Our social workers are at the heart of our success, and we’re looking for Social Workers who share and are excited by our vision. Come and be part of our success.
All children and families deserve an outstanding level of practice, let’s work together to provide them with the very best.
Our shared vision and values to improve outcomes for children and families will drive practice. Our outstanding practice framework will support us collectively to do that. We want to apply solutions to complex problems in the simplest way. Having a robust practice framework will enable a shared language, understanding and value base from which we can all work creatively with children and families to achieve the best outcomes for them.
We know that to recruit passionate, dedicated social workers - where there’s simply more demand than the available resource - we must show our appreciation in more tangible ways. That's why we have put together an attractive package for all our social workers.
In return for your skills, knowledge and experience, you will receive an appropriate starting salary and a friendly, kind, positive and supportive working culture.
We also offer:
Performance related salary progression scheme
32 days annual leave to all employees plus bank holidays
Relocation package for experienced social workers moving to London
Agile and flexible working arrangements
Professional development and CPD opportunities
Regular reflective supervision and peer group supervision
Refer a friend scheme
Welcome payments and retention bonuses for harder to recruit to areas of our services
Social Work Career Pathway Framework
Interested in working for us? We’d love you to get in touch. If you have any questions about applying for roles in Children’s Services in Wandsworth please get in touch with Simi Sabo at firstname.lastname@example.org
For an informal discussion about what it’s like to work in children’s social care in Wandsworth, you can contact:
Rasheed Pendry, Deputy Director of service, at email@example.com
Louise Jones, Head of Practice and Principal Social Worker, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Children’s Social Care site can be found here.
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