Children's Services Social Worker - ASYE Programme

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£28.992 - £35.751
04 Jun 2021
04 Jul 2021
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

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 and motivated social workers to join our Children Services Directorate. 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 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 December 2019 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:

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 become registered with Social Work England by October/ November 2021 to commence the Social Worker ASYE programme.

All applicants should be a competent computer user, able to produce formal reports and case notes, 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 ASYE programme is set to begin in October 2021. Prior to this we will take on those who have completed/nearing completion of their degree but are yet to be registered with Social Worker England, as Children Social Care Officers (£28,992).

Once registered with Social Worker England you will be work with us as a Newly Qualified Social Worker (£34,884- £35,751).

On successful completion of your ASYE, you will continue to work and gain new skills with us as a Qualified Social Worker. 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. Find out more about or Qualified Social Worker Offer.

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)
  • 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 (LGPS)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • 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. 

Closing Date: 4th of July 2021

Provisional Interview Dates: Thursdays 15th and 22nd of July

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Corlea Taylor;     020 8921 2747  

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.