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The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

Social Worker

Job Type



Social Work



£41,967 - £50,088

Posted Date

16 November 2023

Kensington and Chelsea

Closing Date

26 November 2023

Rated as outstanding by Ofsted, we’re organised in locality teams, meaning no arguments about transition points. We also maintain strong links with multi-agency partners while ensuring children and families remain with the same social worker from referral through to closure. With a lower-than-average caseload, high levels of management support and comprehensive training, we offer social workers genuine professional satisfaction.

“RBKC social workers are friendly, and managers are open to doing things differently and supporting relationship-based practice. I’d highly recommend RBKC as a place to work.” RBKC Social Worker

What Young People say: (about their social worker) “She always responds as soon as she can. She always gives good feedback.”

The Role:

We want you to feel supported and confident to deliver at the highest standards and offer a range of training and development opportunities.

Whatever your level of experience in Children’s’ Social Work, you will benefit significantly from the support, experience and learning we offer including:
• a manageable caseload of no more than ten families.
• an established management team with an ‘open door’ policy who care and listen
• a locality model.
• encouragement to work autonomously .
• access to the skills of a range of multidisciplinary partners.
• support of a team family therapist or clinician.
• regular supervision and appraisals.
• accredited systemic training programme.

Children’s Services has the advantage of a stable, experienced, approachable and creative group of leaders. We are committed to your career development and provide a number of different pathways for professional progression, including opportunities to work in different services across the borough. Whether your ambitions lie in management or advanced specialist practice, we can help you achieve them.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

A qualified and registered social worker, you’ll be an excellent communicator who is calm under pressure. Adept at multi-tasking, you’ll be both well organised and flexible in adapting to changing situations.

You will join a friendly team that works in close collaboration to produce good outcomes for children and young people. As a team, we are committed to a healthy work-life balance. The team structure also enables progression, with clear progression opportunities for those who want to develop as a practitioner or manager.

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, membership of the Local Government pension scheme, Travel Allowance Scheme for Zone 1 and 2, reimbursement of Social Work England fees, generous annual leave plus bank holidays and discounts for many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

In addition, we offer an annual leave purchase scheme – you can purchase up to 5 days annual leave per annum at 90% of the actual cost. The Council has a staff contributory private healthcare scheme, open to all staff and it also offers a Dental Insurance Plan.

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