Social Worker, Senior Social Worker - Children in Need Team - G9/G10


Salary - £33,618 / £41,292

Plus Market Supplementary payment - £1500

Plus Retention payment - £3,000 (payable after 3 years)

Relocation package – up to £6000

This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced Social Workers to join the Children in Need team within the Children and Young People Service at Harrow Council. Reporting directly to the POD Team Leader the post holder will be the lead practitioner for Children in Need including those in need of Protection, and Children Looked After subject to public care proceedings.

Harrow have been rated good by Ofsted and have recently participated in an external Adolescent Safeguarding Peer Review. This review again confirmed that social workers know their children well, demonstrate effective work with parents, and that quality of management oversight and quality assurance is very good. Social workers are well supported by leaders through systemic 1 to 1 and group supervision.

We will always want to do more and achieve better for our young people, such is our aspiration. We therefore seek applications from committed professional and dynamic practitioners who have experience in the following: 

  • Experience of co-ordinating and delivering support through good quality child in need plans child protection and court work all effectively formulated to meet individual children’s needs
  • You will care about children and will consistently ensure that their voice is represented throughout your work
  • Be able to work with complexities in responding to the changing need of communities such as contextual safeguarding for young people
  • Working knowledge of all statutory duties and responsibilities relating to children and families, including:
  1. Legislative Framework
  2. Statutory Guidance and Standards
  3. Government Objectives and Initiatives

The following also applies for all applicants:

  • Have a Social Work qualification i.e. CQSW, DipSW or equivalent.
  • Be registered with the Social Work England as a Social Worker.

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough by and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

For additional information please refer to the Role Profile/ Selection Criteria.


We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBT applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Role Profile/Selection Criteria

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