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Newly Qualified Social Workers - ASYE programme Sept/Oct 2022

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

The Role

Placing adults at the heart of our work

CALLING ALL NEWLY QUALIFIED SOCIAL WORKERS

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 to create a ground-breaking 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 Pay (PRP)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Staff benefit Scheme / Staff discounts

For an informal discussion please contact Dijana Derakovic-Hodzic (ASYE manager on the following email address: Dijana.Derakovic-Hodzic@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk)

At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know.

Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if there is an options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  Sunday 3rd July 2022

Shortlisting Date: w/c 4th July 2022

Interview Date: w/c 11th July 2022

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.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams.

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.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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