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Social Worker AMHP WCC16811

Job Details:

Salary range: £33,759 - £47,274 per annum - practising Approved Mental Health Professionals will also receive an additional reward of 5% of basic salary.

Work location: 7a Woodfield Road, London W9 2NW 

Hours per week: 36  

Contract type: Permanent 

Closing date: 27 November 2019  

DBS check: Enhanced

Contact details for an informal discussion: Deirdre Dolan on 0207 266 9670 or via email: or Kenny McMillan on 020 7266 9746 or via email:

About Us:

We believe that through our leadership and working together we can create the best environment to support our unique heritage and the growth that benefits our local communities and of which we are the proud custodian. 

At Westminster City Council, we want to make our city an unrivalled place of choice and aspiration, where the connections we build among our teams, our residents, our businesses and our visitors grow ever stronger. Everyone who lives, works or visits here plays their part in, and benefits from, our borough’s continued success.

The Role:

Our mental health services are moving towards the creation of newly formed, integrated Community Mental Health Hubs. We’re looking for Mental Health Social Workers or AMHPs to work in our multi-disciplinary community teams with the ambition and drive to help us deliver this exciting transformation.

The successful applicants will be joining the team in North Westminster, based at our location in Westbourne Park,- just walking distance from Bayswater, Ladbroke Grove and the Portobello Road.

You’ll play a key role in the new team as we become more closely aligned with primary care, ensuring we provide a seamless service for residents of Westminster who have mental health problems and their carers: providing personalised care plans, linking with mainstream community resources, and assisting patients as they move towards as much independence as possible.

As with any period of transformation, we understand there will be challenges.  We’re looking for committed professionals who are absolutely passionate about improving the lives of our service users.

You’ll be working with people with acute or   severe and enduring mental health problems and will need a thorough understanding of the Care Act 2014, the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the Mental Health Act 1983 and other relevant legislation.


For more information about the role, please see the full Job Description.

About You:

You will be:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in Social Work, Dip SW, CQSW. 
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council. 
  • Qualified, partially qualified or willing to train as an AMHP.
  • Experienced in a social care setting.
  • Experienced in working with people with severe and enduring mental illness 
  • An understanding of the implications of mental illness for service users and carers.
What We Offer:

You’ll be part of a prestigious, well-resourced and flexible team who are focused on developing your skills, with training and support from both the NHS and Westminster City Council.

If you aren’t yet a qualified Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP), it is expected that you will undertake this training when you are professionally ready to do so .  AMHPs who undertake their full allocation of rota duties will receive a reward of up to 5% of salary.

Other staff benefits include:

  • 32 days annual leave a year (plus one day’s birthday leave)
  • Regular progression up the pay scale based on performance
  • One off pay rewards for exceptional performance
  • Discounts for shopping and dining
  • A range of benefits related to your health and wellbeing


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