Newly Qualified Social Worker (Children's Services)
Timescales for our selection event are as follows:
Interviews: Monday 22 - 25 May 2023
Salary: £34,452 (Grade 10) rising to £39,215* (*Grade 11 plus 10% market supplement) on successful completion of Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). The market supplement is paid on the basis that you remain in your team or move to another frontline team.
Market supplement to be reviewed in 2024
We warmly welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage those from Black and ethnic minority backgrounds, and male. We are working towards recruiting a workforce that reflects our community because we recognise the unique skills and experience that everyone brings to our roles.
About the role
Why East Sussex?
‘I started my career as a NQSW and am now Principal Social worker for Children Services within ESCC. I have worked for many local authorities in the UK and overseas in Australia and without a shadow of doubt, East Sussex is the best place I have worked. I know. It sounds like a marketing line doesn’t it! But I promise I am happy to back up this claim either by speaking to you directly or at our NQSW evening on 21st March where I will be speaking and would welcome you all to join us online.
I am passionate about Social Work and working for an Outstanding Ofsted rated organisation, gives me the stability and means to truly offer a fantastic service to our children.
We possess clear vision, strong leadership and help to create an environment of stability and security for families. We prioritise and focus on the quality of social work practice rather than processes and procedures.
Having spent many years working in Social Care, I know that the job can be incredibly rewarding, but also has its challenges. That is why we understand the value of our excellent staff and make sure we focus on real support for our staff. We have an unmatched well-being programme, excellent benefits and a clear and achievable career pathway. We actively encourage and enable our staff to achieve their career goals.
I hope to be working with you soon’.
Take a look at our videos to see why newly qualified social workers chose East Sussex for their AYSE and why they stayed.
- Hear from a Newly Qualified Social Worker (NQSW) and an experienced Social Worker
Our teams and Locations
- Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
- Duty and Assessment Teams
- Family and Youth Support Teams
- Children’s Disability Service
- Looked After Children
- Single Point of Advice (SPoA)
- Through Care Team
For more information about our teams visit the recruitment website.
For more information regarding this role please contact:
Samantha Cole, Recruitment and Retention Manager (Children’s Services)
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.