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Social Worker - Children's Services (Children in Care Teams)

Salary details: £42840 - £52116

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Salary Details
£42840 - £52116
Additional Allowances
Location Postcode
SE18 6HQ
Job Term and Hours per Week
Permanent; 35
Closing Date
10 June 2024 
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Social Worker, Children in Care Teams (up to £52,116 per annum)

We value our Social Workers.  At Royal Greenwich, we offer the right support at the right time to our Social Workers, to ensure they have the necessary skills, experience and a supportive working environment to make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and their families.

This role entails supporting children through care  proceedings or permanency arrangements. We have a dedicated Court progression Manager to support you during Care proceedings and an actively involved Family Finder and life story worker  to ensure that we achieve timely  permanence for our children. Our practice model focuses on a systemic way of working using a compassionate mind approach, with clinical facilitators attached to each team for bespoke support.

With excellent training and great benefits, Royal Greenwich is the ideal place to progress your social worker career.  Our generous benefits package includes:

  • Innovative and supportive working culture with emphasis on professional development and staff wellbeing and manageable caseload.
  • Generous annual leave allowance in addition to ‘rota days’ equating to an additional 10 days off per year
  • Flexible and hybrid working arrangements with good IT equipment
  • 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 with our innovative Practice Academy
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Essential car user free car parking (close to the workplace)
  • Excellent Social Worker career progression scheme, including support from a Professional Educator and a well established Practice Academy
  • Opportunity to attend different Staff Networks including Tackling Structural Racism, Future of Work or Equality Diversity and Inclusion
  • Reduced rate gym membership
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • GreenwichCard entitling you to discounts at local businesses.
  • Opportunities to join cross-sectional staff Task and Finish groups to improve practice and procedures

We have strong social work values and well embedded corporate parenting principles with a robust commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion. 

Our small teams mean that you will be supported with regular good quality supervision to manage your own caseloads; and our Senior Leaders are supportive, visible and approachable.

Consistently Rated Good by Ofsted, we pride ourselves on having an innovative learning culture dedicated to improving outcomes for children, young people, care leavers and their families.

We are looking to recruit experienced, qualified social workers, who are registered with Social Work England, to join our stable and committed Children’s Services workforce.

Royal Greenwich is a great place to live and work. Benefiting from excellent transport links ranging from Crossrail to the Elizabeth line to the Uber boat, we’re one of the easiest boroughs to get to and navigate your way around.

Make a difference to our children’s futures, your future and ours.

Apply today.

Applications to this rolling advert are reviewed every 2 weeks and shortlisted applicants invited to interview.    

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

Please see the supporting job documents for the person specification requirements for our Social Worker Level 1 and 2.


For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Ishara Tewary;    Ishara.Tewary@royalgreenwich.gov.uk     020 8921 2761  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or call 020-8921-8977


Safer recruitment: Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults 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. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk.

As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

Diversity Statement: 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.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

DBS: This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974).

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated.

Full Employment History: A full employment history is required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application.