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Social Worker WCC520636

Job Details:

Salary range:  £35,298 - £39,117 per annum. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.
Work location: 4 Frampton St, Westminster, NW8 8LF
Hours per week: 36 
Contract type: Permanent
Vetting requirements: Enhanced DBS Check
Closing dates: 01 May 2022; 03 July 2022; 04 September 2022; 30 October 2022
Interview dates: 26 and 27 May 2022; 28 and 29 July 2022; 29 and 30 September 2022; 24 and 25 November 2022
Contact details for an informal discussion: Myriam Ridgway, Senior Business Support, via telephone on 07971 026800

About Us:


Children’s Services in Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories. Where courageous and inspiring professionals bring everything to their work. 

Sometimes this even includes heartbreak. Shofa is a shining example. Shofa’s brother suffered with his mental health and died tragically young. She uses his memory as motivation to give Westminster Youth Council members the opportunity to have a voice and get involved in decision making. This passion resulted in her innovation: The Westminster Youth Market. Here local teenagers learn about entrepreneurship and develop their personal skills. This is an inclusive platform where everyone’s contribution and abilities are celebrated. Inspired by a promising life cut short, Shofa believes without vision there is no direction and every young person should be supported to realise their dreams. 

Please view the link to hear what our staff have to say about their work and roles with Westminster here.

The Role:

You can make your own contribution to our Children’s Services Team. We’re looking for talented, compassionate, ambitious people passionate about changing lives across Westminster. Our department is hiring throughout the year for social work positions so, whatever your skillset, we’ve got a role for you. 

From Child Protection and Family Support, to Looked After Children and Leaving Care Services, our people make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children every day. Whichever team you join, you’ll get the opportunity to be a role model, and to use your expertise for good. And we’ll support you at every stage, giving you all the training and guidance you need to be at your best for the families of Westminster. 

Whether you’re a newly qualified practitioner looking to develop their skills, or an experienced practitioner looking for your next great role, we have plenty of opportunities, present and future, for you to join our team. This is a place like no other, where people lead with empathy and value authenticity. We’re proud to say that, with us, our social workers flourish. You could too. 

At Westminster, you will be a valued member of an exceptional service with a stable workforce who bring a range of experiences, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds into the work of safeguarding and corporate parenting. The families and young people you will work with across or living outside of Westminster’s communities will be equally diverse, so we’re particularly keen to hear from you if you’re from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background. If you are able to speak more than one language, please highlight this as it is a desirable skill.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

As a qualified social worker registered with Social Work England, you’ll have a track record of safeguarding children and families, and of supporting young people and their families through complex problems. You’ll have experience of assessing, engaging with, and planning for children, young people, and families from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Assessment, planning, and intervention skills are also key to succeeding in this role. 

On a personal level, you’ll be capable of working under pressure in complex environments. Most importantly, you’ll be a natural communicator and a true team player with a passion for safeguarding and empowering the vulnerable and marginalised groups we serve. 

What We Offer:

Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day. Our mission is to create a city for all. We’re an organisation that wants the very best for our residents: a supportive and safe environment, the chance to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, to have access to high-quality, affordable housing and to retire into the community with dignity and pride. 


We want Westminster to be a place where you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. That’s why we’re proud to have won Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative in the 2020/21 Business Culture Awards. By being the best you can be, you’ll help us adapt to the changing needs of our organisation and communities.   


At Westminster City Council, we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including B.A.ME (Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds), LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We’re committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can succeed. We value diversity and appreciate that people work in different ways. So, as a Timewise employer we work to provide flexible working arrangements and an empowering environment that enables you to be your best, that is the Westminster Way. 



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