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Social Worker - Children's Services

Salary details: £28668 - £38229

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Salary details
£28668 - £38229 
Additional Allowances
£28,668 - £38,229 - (including initial 10% golden hello which transfers to a 10% Annual Retention payment. Social workers in Assessment and MASH teams also receive additional enhancements payment)
Job term
Hours per week
Closing Date
18 January 2018
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Children Services Social Work - Safeguarding Service (including MASH team) and  Looked After Children/Leaving Care within the Permanence Service (Looked After Children) 

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Salary details : £28,668 - £38,229   

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

We now need talented, motivated  and experienced social workers to join our Children Services Directorate. We have opportunities within our Safeguarding and Permanence Services, including our MASH team (Multi- Agency and Safeguarding Hub).We provide an excellent ASYE programme for Newly Qualified Social Workers where you will gain good knowledge and experience required to acquire great skills to change the lives of children and families in a stimulating learning environment.    

We’re based in open plan offices with supportive and approachable leadership who share a broad range of in-depth experience. You’ll manage your own caseload and work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, working in partnership with parents/carers, and other professionals and organisations. 

We were awarded Council of the Year 2013, received a good grading from Ofsted following our inspection in May/June 2016  and our social workers enjoy a comprehensive package of benefits, and the commitment and support you need to flourish and develop your career. 

What we look for:

To work in the Safeguarding and Permanence services, you’ll need to demonstrate an interest in working with children and their families, and show us that you can manage the support they need to achieve better outcomes. We’ll expect you to be enthusiastic about child development and multi-agency partnerships, and it’s essential that you are a HCPC registered social worker.

All applicants should be a competent computer user, able to produce formal reports and case notes, and also know and understand:

  • Social Work theory and practice in relation to children and young people
  • The Children Act 1989 and other relevant legislation and guidance, including the Assessment Framework
  • Child development, and best practice in relation to children and young people
  • Court processes in relation to children’s wellbeing and safety
  • This role requires an Enhanced DBS Check

Our generous benefits package includes:

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

This is your chance to positively transform the lives of children and families.

Make a difference to your future, and ours. Apply today. 


When completing your application please indicate your areas of experience within social care and explain how these meet the requirements for this role.

Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years.

Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

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