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Social Worker - Children's - MASH

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 3754
  • Published: Wed 05/06/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/06/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £35,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Greater London

Our next online social work recruitment event will be on WEDNESDAY 3rd JULY – though please apply ASAP if there is a vacancy you are interested in. Sign up or find out more about the event below:



£44,951 - £54,083pa (includes £5k market supplement)

Hybrid - Newham Dockside E16 2QU

Closing date: 30/06/2024 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. Social Workers in our MASH act quickly at the "front door" to make sure the most appropriate actions are taken to keep children and families safe. 

You will consult key partners and provide high quality, considered and informed social work decisions, dealing with incoming referral information in a quickly whilst confidently prioritising your workload, never losing focus from safety. Newham's MASH is fast paced; we have a large youth population and rank highly in terms of deprivation compared to other London Boroughs (with the expected challenges), so whilst resilience is essential for this post this is an excellent opportunity for social workers to learn and grow.

Please contact MASH Service Manager, Shipa Hussain to find out more.


You are a qualified social worker who is registered with Social Work England. 

You already have experience working at the “front door” or within a designated Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub. This is essential experience for a role within Newham's MASH, alongside a strong understanding of the challenges faced by residents of inner-city local authorities. You’re committed to equality, inclusion and helping us build a fairer Newham..

We’re looking for social workers who have a genuine interest in a restorative, relationship based practice model drawing on systemic thinking to inform how you work at the initial point of contact for information we receive about children and their families.

We want to meet energetic, empathetic and committed 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 our focus on developing internal talent has made internal progression a realistic possibility for many – we promoted 30 qualified social work professionals in 2023, and 19 already in 2024.


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

  • A commitment to addressing disproportionality wherever we find it.
  • We’re a GOOD local authority focused on reaching excellence.
  • Ofsted rated our senior leadership to be OUTSTANDING.
  • We offer genuinely flexible/hybrid working as long as children and families are supported.
  • Stability: 100% of our Senior 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 qualified social work colleagues in 2023, and 19 already in 2024.
  • 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 showing qualified, social work experience in teams at the "front door" of practice, through our online recruitment portal. 

Shortlisting decisions will be based on candidates' relevant experience and on candidates' suitability for the role in line with their experience described on their CV.

Closing date: 30/06/2024 at 23:59

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

Job description:https://www.newham.gov.uk/downloads/file/7448/qsw-social-worker-3754

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.

Social Worker posts at Newham require a CV only application - please make sure your CV is up to date and relevant for the opportunity you apply for. We require "front door" experience to shortlist candidates for our MASH.

We practice anonymised recruitment. Please ensure that you remov

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  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 3754
  • Published: Wed 05/06/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/06/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £35,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Greater London

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