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Social Workers - Children's - Various Teams

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 3705
  • Published: Mon 10/06/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/06/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £40,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

Our next online social work recruitment event will be on WEDNESDAY 3^RD JULY – though please do apply ASAP if you see a vacancy you are interested in. Sign up for the event below:



Various Teams/Services

£44,951 - £54,083 (includes market supplement)

Hybrid role – Newham Dockside E16 2QU

Closing date: 10/07/2024 at 23:59 - please apply ASAP as we may interview before the closing date



We’re a vibrant, dynamic, culturally rich London Borough with a young population and limitless potential. We’re a challenging yet rewarding place for social work practise to flourish and we are steadfastly committed to our workforce being representative of the families that we work with. We are taking coordinated, meaningful and focused action to develop an inclusive culture because we believe this is at the heart of enabling diversity in all respects, including diversity of thought. We are taking positive actions to challenge all forms of discrimination and injustice to help make Newham a fairer and more equitable place for children and families to live, learn and thrive. 

We’re building a fairer Newham through investment, co-production and by continuously developing our 'Circles of Support' practice model; centring on systemic and restorative practice and a specialist support offer for our practitioners. Ofsted described Newham as having a positive culture of learning and development and we always try to develop talent in-house. We promoted 30 internal colleagues in 2023 alone, and have put more than 47 practitioners through further education since 2020. We value your development and at Newham career progression is reality for staff that are committed. 

We understand that social work can be a challenging yet ultimately very rewarding profession that makes demands of you personally and professionally. In Newham we value your wellbeing and we aim to ensure that you have a better work/life balance through a remote working offer when you are not visiting children and families, a modern office space for when you’re on site, a flexible working policy where all requests are considered, and a clinical offer to support you to do your best work. 


Social Work in Newham is underpinned by a culture of Systemic and Restorative practice with high quality relationships at the heart of our approach.

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

  • Assessment
  • Intervention (CiN, CP)
  • Children in Care/LAC
  • DCYPS (CwD/Children with SEND)

For more information on a particular service please get in touch with our Recruitment Team.

*Please state at the top of your CV which service you are applying for*


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 passionate about building a Fairer Newham keen to reach positive outcomes for children and families whilst taking full advantage of the learning, support and personal development that we can offer. 

We can only currently consider applications from UK experienced, qualified social workers who are registered with Social Work England.


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

  • We’re a GOOD local authority focused on reaching excellence.
  • Ofsted graded our senior leadership as OUTSTANDING.
  • We offer genuinely flexible/hybrid working as long as children and families are supported.
  • Stability: 100% of our Service Managers and 71% of Team Managers are permanent.
  • Our firmly established practice model, Circles of Support, was recently nominated for the prestigious MJ Award for Innovation in Children’s Services and allows systemic, restorative practice to flourish.
  • Career progression; we promoted 30 internal colleagues in 2023.
  • Social Care Academy – 47 social workers have studied for systemic higher education with us since 2020. Our Academy offer received significant praise from Ofsted.
  • A competitive package for social workers of up to £54,083 (includes market supplement).
  • Oyster card/parking permit for business use.
  • Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme).
  • Travel season ticket loan, cycle scheme, Local Authority pension.


To apply please submit your CV through our online recruitment portal. This is a CV only application, so please make sure your CV demonstrates your duties and experience fully.

*Please state at the top of your CV stating which service/s you are interested in joining*

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.

Closing date: 10/07/2023 at 23:59

Interviews: Please apply ASAP as we may interview before the closing date

If you have any questions about the recruitment process or want to discuss joining Newham Children’s Services with one of our managers, please contact our Recruitment Team.

Additional Information

We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.

The London Borough of Newham has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

This is a CV only application. Please ensure your CV lists your experience fully.

We practice anonymised recruitment. Please ensure that you remove all personal information from any documents that you upload.

The personal information we have collected from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can b

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  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 3705
  • Published: Mon 10/06/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/06/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £40,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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