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Qualified Social Workers - Childrens
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 2123
  • Published: Fri 25/11/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 14/12/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £35,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Greater London

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Qualified Social Workers - Childrens


UP TO £42,725 - 51,857pa (includes £5k market supplement)

Closing date: Please apply ASAP – rolling advert, next interviews in December

Job Description


Ofsted has rated our Children’s Services as GOOD overall, with Leadership being rated as OUTSTANDING. Read Ofsted’s published report in full here.

Management was described as being ambitious and effective in delivering care and protection for children. Ofsted noted that we have created an environment where good social work can flourish, with manageable caseloads and a strong Social Work Academy. Ofsted also commended our Practice Model; Newham Circles of Support.

Ofsted described Newham as having an improved CPD offer and a positive culture of learning and development; our expanded QA service, team of Practice Development Social Workers and our Clinical Team serve as an excellent support network for practitioners. Our flexible approach to working has continued post pandemic, and Newham offers genuine remote working to social workers. Most practitioners work from home entirely outside of a weekly anchor day, which most find a refreshing opportunity to check in with management and colleagues face to face.

We will continue to strive for the best for our children their families as we continue on the path to making Newham a centre of excellence for children’s social care.

Apply now, and be part of our success.



We are GOOD.

Click here to view our recruitment video.



We are currently recruiting for qualified social workers across Children’s services, and have vacancies for permanent staff to join the following services:

  • MASH
  • Assessment
  • Intervention
  • No Recourse to Public Funds team
  • DCYPS (CwD/Children with SEND)
  • Children in Care
  • Divert (Edge of Care/Contextual Safeguarding)

Please specify which team you are interested in applying for in your supporting statement.

If you have a question relating to any of our teams or services please get in touch via email.

For further information detailing the role of a Social Worker in our key frontline teams, please check the relevant section of our Social Worker Duties – Service Specific appendix.

For more information and a full list of duties please download the job description.



‘People at the heart of everything we do’

We welcome applications from social workers of varying experience levels; though we do expect applicants to have completed their ASYE and have gained some experience within in the team/service that they are applying for.

We’re looking for social workers 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, young people and their families.

We want to bring in energetic, empathetic social workers that are keen to reach positive outcomes for children and families whilst taking full advantage of the learning, support and personal development that Newham offers. We’re big on career development and the rapid pace of our improvement has made internal progression a realistic possibility for high performers – get in touch for more information on our career pathway.



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:

We will offer you:

  • A rewarding role in an Ofsted rated GOOD children’s services department.