Social Worker - Children's Services

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£37.722 - £46.839
15 Sep 2021
05 Oct 2021
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Children’s Services Social Work - Safeguarding Service (including MASH team), the Permanence Service (Care Teams for Looked After Children), and Disabled Children’s Social Work Service
If you have a service area preference please indicate when applying.

Salary details :

  • Level 2 - Social Worker - Consolidating Professional Practice £37,722 - £40,869
  • Level 3 - Social Worker - Proficient £40,869 - £46,839

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

With excellent training and great benefits, Royal Greenwich is the ideal place to progress your  social worker career with our supportive, visible  and approachable leadership who share a broad range of in-depth  skills and experience to guide you whenever you need it.

Royal Greenwich has strong social work values with well embedded social work practices and  corporate parenting principles that is dedicated to improving outcomes for children, young people, care leavers and their families.  Consistently 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 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
  • GreenwichCard entitling you to discounts at local businesses.
  • Small teams allowing more direct support and supervision time from your Team Leader.

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

Provisional Interview Dates: 23/09/2021, 07/10/2021, 21/10/2021

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

This role requires an enhanced DBS

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Bryan Edmands;    0208 921 6115  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact 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 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. 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.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.