Social Work Jobs

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Social Work Job Overview

Social work is a challenging career, but people who are caring by nature, good communicators and listeners, are able to withstand pressure both from clients and in work situations, and who are able to be totally professional yet flexible in their work find that the rewards of the job are immense.
Social workers function in a variety of settings, such as within communities, health clinics, hospitals, and schools, and may work for private organisations or for government or local authorities.
Typically, a social worker will focus on one particular group of clients, including:
  • Children at risk in home situations
  • Elderly people
  • Youngsters who have been or are in offender institutions
  • People with mental health conditions
  • Individuals with physical or learning disabilities
  • Homeless people
  • Substance abusers

Social Worker Job Education Requirements

To become a social worker a person has to achieve an undergraduate or master's degree in social work. To be accepted at a learning institution, it is often good to have some practical experience of caring work either as a volunteer, through work experience at school level, or as a paid worker. Entry requirements vary throughout the UK but usually applicants need at least 5 GCSEs grade A* to C, including English and maths, and 2 to 4 A-levels. Once qualified, a social worker has to be registered with one of the four UK regulators in order to practice.
A social work assistant, who works with a qualified social worker, needs to have practical experience in care situations and can work towards a diploma or certificate in social care.

Social Work Job Market

Research shows that the UK job market is open for newly qualified social workers (NQSW). Around 96 per cent of local authorities are willing to employ NQSWs, although are not actively recruiting them. However, in reality it's not always easy to find employment as a NQSW as many of the jobs on offer are only suitable for experienced social workers.
There will always be a demand for social workers in today's society and social worker teams throughout the country have vacancies.

Social Worker Job Salaries

Entry-level social workers can earn between £19,500 and £25,000 per year and an experienced worker's annual income varies between £26,000 and £40,000. Social workers in management roles may achieve £60,000 to £70,000, depending on seniority. An assistant social worker may receive between £12,500 and £22,000 per year, based on experience and responsibilities. An agency worker will probably be paid about £7 to £10 an hour.

QRM Test Manager - London This is an excellent opportunity to join a Top Tier Bank in London as a QRM Test Manager. Work closely with the SME's and Business Analysts to form a good understanding of the data, hedging strategies and reconciliation whilst using this knowledge to: Derive test cases for comparison against QRM output Assist with complex reconciliation checks against BAU output Ensure th...

Level 3 Teaching Assistant (TA) Primary Teaching Assistant Job Enthusiastic Level 3 TA's / Teaching Assistants required for mainstream Primary School in Swindon Temporary foundation phase (key stage 1) Primary Teaching Assistant / TA role. Hays Education is recruiting for an experienced Teaching Assistant to join a team of motivated and driven teachers and teaching assistants in a mainstream Prima...

Buyer Durham £18,000 - £25,000 Buyer required for this fantastic, rapidly expanding and award winning business based in Durham. As a buyer you will need to analyse and react to trends and forecast changes. You will be responsible for a particular category and be expected to increase and develop the success of the area. Key Tasks/Accountabilities: * Researching and analysing market trends * Placing...

Team Leader - Children & Young People Middleton £17,000 - £20,000 Hays Social Care are currently recruiting a Team Leader for a Residential Care for Children and Young People, for an established provider of therapeutic care, based in Greater Manchester. The Team Leader will form part of the management team, ensuring the highest standards of care are met. The organisation supports young people age...

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My client is looking to recruit a Quality Control Clerk to assist during an upcoming period of increased activity. Candidates must have good data input and administration skills and be able to display accuracy and good attention to detail. You will also be expected to undertake sample testing within a laboratory-type environment and any other tasks associated with the role. This is a full-time tem...

Freelance contract (up to 6 months), Hospitality and Digital PR, Flexible day-rate, April start, London (Ref 26905) This is a fab opportunity to work with a top PR agency in the hospitality sector. They require a quality freelancer who is digitally savvy and excellent at consumer PR - some knowledge of hospitality generally or restaurants in particular would be a bonus. The agency is expanding, so...

A position has arisen, at this top business media company for an Events Executive to join their events team in the finance division. This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate with a passion for events who is keen to learn more about the industry. Key day-to-day responsibilities include • Providing support to Events Manager and Events Producer with logistical and administrative duties • Trave...

JUNIOR MERCHANDISER - FASHION This is an incredibly exciting and rare opportunity to work for one of the best retailers in the North West. They are looking for an experienced Junior Merchandiser for their women's wear department. You will be working as a team creating the strategy, forecasting sales, build and manage the range plans, formulate the gradings and space for stock allocations,organise...

Role – General Manager (Testing) Location – Lancashire Salary – £30,000 - £40,000 + Pension + 25 Days Holiday The Company My client is one of the UK's leading test businesses offering in services in mechanical, electrical and electronic testing for a huge range of military, avionic, automotive, commercial and household products. They employ 200 across the UK and turnover upwards of £20 million. Th...

A distributor of specialist electrical cables to businesses throughout the UK. The vast majority of product is despatched the same day the order is received, so they don't just talk about service, they deliver it. Employing over 50 people they have serious ambitions to grow. They are open to considering apprentices, graduates as well as more experienced candidates for this role. Job purpose: You w...

Job Introduction A new and challenging opportunity has arisen for a Sourcing Executive (Buyer) to join our dynamic and busy Services sector of Group Partner Management. The successful individual will be responsible for delivering the highest level of sourcing and commercial negotiation, for a portfolio of 3rd Party contractual and professional services suppliers. Main Responsibilities * Responsibl...

Our client a well respected broking house are seeking to recruit a high calibre individual to join their growing division. The role is both client and market facing and includes handling Tech E&O, Media E&O and Cyber Risks. They are flexible to talk to individuals with experience of Tech E&O, Media E&O or Cyber or PI Generalist experience. Business handled would be 50% US Wholesale business other...

Deputy Manager - Children & Young People Middleton £23,000 - £25,000 Hays Social Care are currently recruiting a Deputy Manager of Residential Care for Children and Young People, for an established provider of therapeutic care, based in Greater Manchester. The Deputy Manager will form part of the management team, ensuring the highest standards of care are met. The post will be 9-5 Monday-Friday, w...

Our major client is looking for 5 outbound customer advisors. This role involves no sales. The role involves making proactive calls to exisitng customers to discuss the benifets of the subscription. The role is working in a busy friendly open plan office enviroment. The company offer excellent training and benifets such as 25 days holiday plus a six monthly bonus scheme where you can earn up to £1...

Ambitious and imaginative PR agency have developed at an astonishing rate in recent years and with big plans moving forward they're keen to invest into their strategy planning team. With the team growing on a regular basis they're in need of a talented Digital Insight Director to join them and support in the direction and development of this specialist offering. Working across a mixture of large c...

Description:- One of the UK's most successful and well known Insurance Companies are seeking a Commercial Underwriter to join their expanding team in Dorset. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to become an integral, technical member of the team. Responsibilities: -Underwriting existing business profitably, accurately and in line with established Underwriting practice. -Servicing quotes, n...

Part time Hours! Experienced Scheme manager needed to run a retirement living leasehold service. Strong customer service skills are needed to ensure residents are happy and continue to lease their properties within the scheme. The ideal candidate will have experience dealing with leasehold schemes, understanding the needs and demands of the clients. This is a housing management post where your key...

Role: Consultant Location: Newbury Duration: 3 months ( Possible Extension) JD: Very good understanding of messaging (SMSC), IN domain and IP Interconnects Very good knowledge on protocols like GSM MAP, SS7, SIGTRAN, SMPP, Diameter and BICC. Knowledge on SIP and IMS is preferable. Good experience in performing integration and E2E testing. Very good understanding of core network architecture of GSM...

Peterborough
The Company: Company Fusion Limited is working with a rapidly growing fashion retailer who is not only expanding within the UK but also internationally through Franchise and Wholesale partners. They are currently looking for Franchise & Wholesale Trainee or Assistant Branch Merchandiser based at their Head Office in Peterborough. They are open to hear from candidates who either have recently gradu...

Peterborough
The Company: Company Fusion Limited is working with a rapidly growing fashion retailer who is not only expanding within the UK but also internationally through Franchise and Wholesale partners. They are currently looking for Assistant Merchandiser based at their Head Office in Peterborough. Assistant Merchandiser - Main Duties and Responsibilities: Complete new orders and weekly recurring orders R...