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Social Workers - Children's - All Teams

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham.
  • Reference: 231
  • Published: Fri 18/12/2020, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 23/01/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £35,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London


UP TO £48,860pa

Closing date: 17/01/2020 at 23:59

Sign up here for our Social Worker Recruitment Virtual Open Evening with Senior Managers on 13/01/2020 at 19:00 (Zoom event).


Newham Together – The best place for children and young people.

There has never been a more exciting time to grow and develop as a Social Worker at Newham, and whilst 2020 has been a difficult year for many we have not allowed challenging times to disrupt our programme of improvement and have continued driving towards our target of becoming a centre of excellence for children’s social care by 2023.

Social Workers at Newham can now look to a Social Care Academy, an expanded QA service, and a team of Family Therapists to support their practice and enrich their learning. Social Workers can also expect a 4 year development plan to help them achieve personal career goals. These changes are a small part of the positive impact that our permanent, stable senior leadership team have made, which was recognised in our recent Ofsted visit. Newham is moving in the right direction.

Ofsted also acknowledged our fast and effective response to the covid-19 crisis. Our social workers have been able to practise safely and effectively throughout 2020, and we continue to adapt to the ‘new normal’ to ensure both staff and our young people remain safe. We will continue to put people at the heart of everything we do into 2021 and beyond.

Joining Newham as we continue with our improvement journey will be a positive experience and look great on any social worker’s CV. Apply now, and be part of our success.

Find out more about our recent Ofsted visit here


 We are currently looking for permanent social workers to join the following teams:

-          Intervention

-          Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

-          Assessment

-          Children in Care

-          Leaving Care

-          Divert! (Edge of Care and Complex Safeguarding teams)

-          Fostering (SGO Assessors and experience with form Fs)

Please make sure you specify which team/s you are interested in when you apply.

For further information detailing the role of a social worker in each team please take a look at our Social Worker Duties – Service Specific Appendix.

For duties and expectations for all social workers within CYPS at Newham, please take a look at the Job Description.


‘People at the heart of everything we do’

We're looking for resilient, experienced Social Workers who are passionate about improving children and young people’s lives. You are full of energy and enthusiasm, taking a creative but pragmatic approach to practice, setting SMART goals to help create change where it’s needed to achieve positive outcomes for our children and their families. You already embrace our people-focused values and want to be an active part of our ‘Newham Together’ journey. You will be a qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England with at least 12 months’ post qualifying experience.

You have previous experience and an understanding of working within a diverse, urban community; and share our ambition and energy in embracing new ways of working. You are always open to learning and to helping others learn so that children and families can benefit from our best practice. You have high working standards and are conscious of your own professional development and the potential that comes with this – for you, your colleagues, and ultimately for children in their families and community. You really want to develop yourself and be the best practitioner you can.

We’re looking for people who have a genuine interest in a restorative, relationship based practice model drawing on systemic thinking to inform your approach to building effective relationships with children, families and communities.


We've been working hard to make Newham a great place to practise social work.

Please visit our Children’s Social Care recruitment microsite to find out more about the training and development opportunities on offer: https://children.newhamsocialworkerjobs.com/

We will offer you:

-          A competitive package of up to £48,860pa.

-          Flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to work from home.

-          Smarter Working with new modern technology.

-          New Social Work Academy with training in Systemic practice and weekly lunchtime training seminars.

-          4 year development plan and an internal careers fair planned for 2021.

-          ‘Newham Together' - a positive, nurturing and collaborative work environment built on trust where Systemic and Restorative practice will be encouraged to flourish.

-          Oyster card/parking permit for business use.

-          Permanent and stable senior leadership with a consistent vision.

-          Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme).

-          Travel season ticket loan, cycle scheme, Local Authority pension.

-          We will be a ‘social work centre of excellence’ by 2023.

For more information on becoming a social worker at Newham please attend our virtual open evening on 13/01/2020 at 19:00 (Zoom event).


 To apply please submit your CV and a supporting statement, stating clearly which team/s you are interested in joining and preference, e.g. “1. Intervention and 2. Children in Care”.

The supporting statement should demonstrate how you meet the relevant requirements listed in the person specification in the job description, in relation to your chosen team/s.

Shortlisting decisions will be based on candidates' relevant experience and on candidates' suitability for the role in line with the person specification, as described in their supporting statement and CV.

Virtual Open Evening: 13/01/2021 at 19:00

 Closing date: 17/01/2021 at 23:59

Interview dates: 27/01/2021 and 28/01/2021.

Whilst affected by COVID-19, interviews may be facilitated by video, using Skype or Zoom.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process or want to discuss being a social worker at Newham with one of our managers, please contact: Liam Barrell; Recruitment and Retention Lead, at liam.barrell@newham.gov.uk.

Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barri

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham.
  • Reference: 231
  • Published: Fri 18/12/2020, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 23/01/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £35,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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