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Newly Qualified Social Workers (ASYE intake)

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1280
  • Published: Sat 13/07/2024, 19:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/07/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 37,433.00 - 39,264.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed

Organisation: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Job Title: Newly Qualified Social Workers (ASYE INTAKE)

Salary: £37,433 - £39,264

Grade: SO2

Contract Type: 12 month ASYE leading to permanent Social Worker role

Number of Posts: x10

Working hours per week: Full Time

Application Deadline: 14/07/24

Proposed Interview Dates: 25/07/24


About Us:

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a welcoming and exciting place to work.

We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have tight-knit and diverse communities. Our work is always resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded: we're a borough focused on meeting and exceeding the needs of our existing and future residents.

London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace wellbeing, skills, progression and diversity.

About the ASYE role:

The Waltham Forest ASYE programme is a comprehensive introduction to the profession for NQSWs, with monthly dedicated training, on-the-job targeted learning and reflective safe spaces. Successful applicants will be supported by our professional practice lead and our emphasis is on learning and reflection so that NQSWs finish their ASYE experienced and confident in their role and their identity as a social worker.

Over the years our ASYE programme has produced several Newly Qualified Social Workers who have been recognised by both internal and external stakeholders for the high quality of their work. We are proud that we have been able to offer NQSWs the right kind of support and mentoring to help them excel. Promoting creativity is at the heart of our agenda to develop social work; you will be encouraged to share ideas, bring about positive change, and strive to continuously improve outcomes for our vulnerable children and young people.

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How to Apply

1. Please ensure you meet the minimum criteria for applying:
  • You must be eligible to undertake the ASYE under the national criteria:
  • You must have been awarded an eligible social work qualification.
  • Alternatively, you must be on track to complete your qualification by the end of August 2024 to be eligible for the September/October 2024 cohort.
  • You must be professionally registered with Social Work England prior to starting.
  • You must be able to legally work in the UK for at least the 12 months following the start of the programme - we are not able to assist with visas or sponsorship.
2. Please apply online.
  • You need to complete a written application form which must be submitted through our online recruitment portal.

Terms and conditions:

The below terms and conditions apply to this role:

Retention Bonus

Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks

Satisfactory declaration of interest

This role is subject to safer recruitment practices as it involves work with children and/ or vulnerable adults

Satisfactory DBS check; Enhanced

Continued professional body registration

As a public authority, we must ensure that members of staff in public-facing roles are able to speak fluent English. This means that they must have a command of spoken English, with confidence and accuracy, sufficient for the effective performance of their role. This requirement does not refer to any English language qualifications, regional or international accents, dialects, speech impediments or the tone of conversations. It does not require staff to speak only in English.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its four equality objectives: promoting equality of opportunity; opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage; ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels; providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent services to all. Respecting diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the Council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The Council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy.

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview.

For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit Social Work in Waltham Forest | London Borough of Waltham Forest

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Rongful Begum, our Head of Service - Assessment (Family & Homes at rongful.begum@walthamforest.gov.uk.

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk.

The Council's preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.

Click here for further information on the Human Resources recruitment privacy notice.
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1280
  • Published: Sat 13/07/2024, 19:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/07/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 37,433.00 - 39,264.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed