- Royal Borough of Greenwich
- Salary Details
- £33948 - £45585
- Additional Allowances
- Please see advert text for salary details
- Location Postcode
- SE18 6HQ
- Job Term and Hours per Week
- Permanent; 35
- Closing Date
- 31 January 2020
Children Services Social Work - Safeguarding Service (including MASH team) and Looked After Children/Leaving Care within the Permanence Service (Looked After Children)
Please clearly indicate the service which you are applying for.
Salary details :
- Level 2 - Social Worker - Consolidating Professional Practice £36,711 - £39,774
Level 3 - Social Worker - Proficient £39,774 - £45,585
At Royal Greenwich, we support our Social Workers to ensure they have the environment they need to make a real difference to the lives of children and their families.
With excellent training and great benefits, Royal Greenwich is the ideal place to progress your career with our supportive and approachable leadership who share a broad range of in-depth experience.
Royal Greenwich has strong social work values with well embedded corporate parenting principles and is dedicated to improving outcomes for children, young people and care leavers. Rated Good by Ofsted, we pride ourselves on having an innovative learning culture.
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.
Our small teams mean that you will be supported with good quality supervision to manage your own caseload and work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and their families whilst working in partnership with parents, carers and other professionals and organisations.
Royal Greenwich is a great place to live and work. Benefiting from excellent transport links ranging from buses, tubes, DLR to trains and ferries, along with the developing Crossrail expansions, Royal Greenwich is one of the easiest boroughs to get to and navigate your way around. It takes 21 minutes to get into central London and 10 minutes from The O2.
To find out more about Greenwich watch the Destination Greenwich video
Our generous benefits package includes:
- Rota days equating to an additional 10 days off per year
- Travel costs worth £1k+ OR Essential car user car parking (close to the workplace)
- Good range of support for NQSWs and excellent Social Worker career progression scheme, including 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.
- Small teams allowing more direct support and supervision time from your Team Leader.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
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.
This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)
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.
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. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.,