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Newly Qualified Social Workers - ASYE programme Oct 2024

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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Placing adults at the heart of our work

Newly Qualified Social Workers

£36,850 per annum

£2,000 salary increase on successful completion of your probation / ASYE period

£3,000 retention bonus (every 2 years of service)

Location: Richmond and Wandsworth


The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth present a unique opportunity to be part of a service who are working together in a shared staffing structure across both boroughs.

In Richmond and Wandsworth Councils we are highly committed to supporting and investing in our workforce by embracing newly qualified staff and by making training and career progression a central feature of Continuing Professional Development via our Social Care Academy.

We currently have a number of exciting opportunities for Newly Qualified Social Workers available across Richmond and Wandsworth Adults Social Services teams including our integrated Locality teams and Hospital teams.

We offer the ASYE programme to all NQSW’s and will support you to continue to develop your skills and expertise throughout your social work career.

If you come and work for us, we will offer you:

  • Induction package
  • Reflective practice sessions, ASYE workshops and Action Learning Sets.
  • Strong commitment to professional supervision and supporting staff
  • Reduced case load in your first year
  • Excellent training and support with continuing professional development
  • The benefits of a regional teaching partnership with Kingston University
  • Performance Related Salary Pay (PRSP)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Staff benefit Scheme / Staff discounts

For an informal discussion please contact:

Dijana Derakovic-Hodzic, ASYE manager on

Or Niall Robinson, ASYE Manager on

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing date 16 June

Shortlisting w/c 17 June

Interviews from 9 July & w/c 15 July 

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. 

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. 

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Some posts may be exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to these posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We offer a wide range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees such as 40 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), flexible working and a generous pension plan. 

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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