Children's Safeguarding and Social Care

At the Royal Borough of Greenwich we believe children should enjoy their childhoods, and we are determined to apply child-centred best practice in everything that we do. 

Our Children and Young People's Plan

Greenwich Children's Services rated Good - OFSTED August 2016


Our Social Worker Offer

Social Worker Career Progression Scheme

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Royal Greenwich is an innovative learning organisation and we are proud to part of the Teaching Partnership with Goldsmiths University. We are pro-active in investing in the career development of our Social Workers. A high proportion of our Social Workers have undergone post qualifying training and education, including practice education.  

Social Workers who work with us can progress through the tiers based on their professional competence and experience.

Salary Range


SCP Range

Salary Range including:

  • 10% retention payment for all Social Workers
  • £896 - an additional enhancements for MASH and Assessment Teams

Unregistered Social Worker who will be working as Children’s Social Care Officer

SCP 20


Tier 1 Newly Qualified Social Worker on ASYE with HCPC registration

SCP 24

£30,213 - £34,130

Tier 2 Social Worker

SCP 26 – 28

 £31,548 - £37,516

Tier 3 Social Worker

SCP 30 – 32

£34,794 - £41,278

Tier 4 Social Worker

SCP 33 – 35

£37,842 - £44,647

Benefits Package

  • 10% Golden Hello for Qualified Social Workers
  • Minimum 10% Annual Retention payment, plus enhancements for Assessment and MASH Teams
  • 28 - 31 days annual leave
  • Rota days equating to an additional 10 days off per year
  • Good range of support for Newly Qualified Social Workers including from a Professional Educator
  • Small teams allowing more direct support and supervision time from your Team Leader.
  • Ongoing professional development, including a minimum 50 hours protected professional development each year
  • Social Worker career progression scheme, this can include support from a Professional Educator
  • Travel costs reimbursement worth £1k+, OR Essential car user car parking ( very close to the workplace, worth £800+)
  • Royal Greenwich Keyworker housing (after being employed for six months and subject to application and meeting criteria)
  • Excellent pension scheme (LGPS)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers and Personal Computer Incentive Scheme
  • GreenwichCard entitling you to discounts at local businesses.