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Newly Qualified Social Worker (Health & Adults Service)

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich, London (Greater)
£38,364 - £42,840
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

Job Details

Royal Borough of Greenwich Health and Adult Social Care work in partnership with residents so they can live the best lives they can to identify strengths and support independence.

We've developed a long-term vision with the help of residents and partner organisations, which will build on all our strengths to support health, wellbeing and independence.

Our vision for Health and Adults' Services is: Working together to live the best life you can in Royal Greenwich.

Our ambition is for all of us to live well by focusing on what matters to you, what you can do and your connections to the world around you.

We now need talented and motivated newly qualified social workers to support us with this vision.

These positions are at our entry level roles at an NQSW position (allowing you to undertake our Assessed and Supported Year (ASYE) programme). Our ASYE programme is set to begin in Nov/Dec 2024. Prior to this we will take on those who have completed/nearing completion of their degree but are yet to be registered with Social Work England, as Social Care Assessors. Following successful completion of the ASYE programme our NQSWs become Level 1 Social Workers.

Health and Adult services are particularly proud of their excellent ASYE programme. The programme is inhouse, working collaboratively with Children’s Services focussing on what is needed to work in RBG as a social worker. It is designed to help NQSWs develop their skills, knowledge and capability, and strengthen their professional confidence. It provides access to regular and focussed support during the first year of employment in social work.

You will benefit from excellent support from one of our Senior Practice Educators and a Line Manager. In addition to this, Greenwich have commissioned robust external moderation to ensure high standards of practice.

The ASYE programme offers:

  • Regular reflective supervision
  • Workload management: 90% of an experienced social workers caseload
  • Professional development plans
  • Protected development time (10%)
  • Monthly reflection groups
  • Senior Practice Educator support
  • Monthly joint workshops with Children’s Services. These workshops will have an action learning format so that NQSWs can work on live issues. The workshops will also assist with preparation for completion of the evidence folder by providing support and reflection on experience and learning in relation to the PCF and PQS frameworks and Social Work England Professional Standards.

Our employees enjoy being part of Royal Greenwich, Health and Adult services and highly value the organisation’s supportive culture and leadership.

We pride ourselves on our:

  • Supportive Managers – we highly value the supportive relationships between   managers and colleagues.
  • Manageable caseloads - we also value having manageable caseloads meaning we have time to develop professional relationships with service users and provide a high quality service to our service users.
  • CPD opportunities - we value our staff and want to invest in their future. Employees have access to CPD opportunities which can lead to progression through the service. We are soon to launch adult services Practice Academy which sets out the CPD offer for staff.
  • A stable workforce - people like working for Royal Greenwich and want to stay. We have a good retention rate in comparison with neighbouring local authorities.
  • Employee job satisfaction – our strengths based approach means that our employees get more job satisfaction by enabling them to work alongside service users in an outcome focused way, using a strengths based approach and co-production.
  • South East London Teaching Partnership and other HEI’s - Royal Greenwich has  shown strong leadership within the Teaching Partnership with Goldsmiths and London Southbank Universities.
  • Strong Links between the NHS, Oxleas NHS Trust and the Integrated Care Board– We have several integrated teams within Health and Adult Services which enables multidisciplinary working.

We have opportunities for NQSW’s across several teams.

Interviews will be week commencing 15th July 24.

Benefits include:

  • 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)
  • Agile working
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Greenwich Card entitling you to discounts at local businesses.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is an exciting and vibrant London Borough. It is home to the Meridian Line, Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum, and the Old Royal Naval College including the fabulous Painted Hall, London’s cable car, Greenwich Market, Greenwich Park and The O2 arena. Greenwich has an abundance of green open spaces for recreational purposes and offers some of the cheapest and affordable housing in London.

The borough has excellent transport links, the DLR, Thames Clipper, London Overground and the Elizabeth Line. Greenwich’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is treasured by those who live and work here.

The main council offices are in Woolwich, which are in the centre of the borough. Woolwich is an area of extensive regeneration including the Woolwich Creative District.  All the above positions are either in or in the vicinity of Woolwich, which has excellent transport links and all the amenities of a shopping area.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dawn Williams / Miriam Stevenson on 07999101437 / 07864685852;   


To apply please click the Apply Now link below.



Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.

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