Social Work Jobs

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.
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A well known primary school in Westminster is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and committed Year 5 class teacher who is: • An excellent Key Stage 2 classroom practitioner and has an excellent knowledge of Key Stage 2 curriculum • Committed to ensuring that parents are fully involved in their child's education • Highly motivated, with high expectations of children's achievements and behavi...
A lovely primary school based in Harrow are looking for an experienced Year 3 teacher to join their ever growing team to start in January 2015. The school is located on a very large site which serves a diverse community and has a large number of pupils with English as their second language. The school has a welcoming atmosphere and there is a very supportive management team which is lead by an out...
A fantastic one form entry primary school in Barnet are looking for an experienced Year 3 teacher for a maternity vacancy to start after half term. The school has a very well ordered and caring environment. The leadership and management in the school are fantastic and they provide a very supportive structure for the pupils and teachers to work in, attainment within the school is increasing each te...
Insight Analyst - Up to £40k - London - J7861 A world renowned media company has an urgent requirement for a talented individual to fulfil the role of Insight Analyst. The successful individual will design, build and support statistical models. Role & Responsibilities Develop and build propensity models and segmentations Develop ideas and approaches to explore trend and patterns in customer behavi...
Job Title: Senior Buyer Ref No: HB-1080 Location: Cornwall Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 A well respected food manufacturing business is looking to strengthen the Purchasing team with the opportunity for a Senior Buyer to join them. In this Senior Buyer position you will be responsible for sourcing, negotiating, agreeing and managing contracts with suppliers for the sites raw materials and services in...
Lead Analyst - Up to £85k + Bens - London - J7862 A leading media company requires an individual with excellent communication skills to fulfil the role of Lead Analyst. Working in an R environment deploying to a Hadoop stack, the successful individual will design, build and evolve a suite of behavioural segmentation models. Role & Responsibilities Lead and develop a team of analysts Develop and bu...
School Administrator in Tower Hamlets Administrator Full time Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm Salary - £18, 999 pro rata If you have worked as an Administrator in a school before and looking for a new start, this is the school for you. They are looking for a very experienced Administrator to join their team as this school is expanding and need someone who will be able to walk into this role with confide...
Insight Analyst - Up to £35k - London - J7842 An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Insight Analyst to work in renowned organisation within the benevolence sector. The successful applicant will be required to provide insight analysis and reporting to assist the business in strategic planning across marketing activities. Role & Responsibilities Produce accurate and regular automated reports Bui...
Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temp...
Functional Skills Tutor Newmarket (To cover Norfolk, Suffolk and some parts of Essex) £22,000 - £25,000 We are searching for an experienced and enthusiastic Functional Skills Tutor based in Newmarket to cover the Norfolk, Suffolk and some parts of Essex region, especially West London. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established Grade 2 Ofsted training organisation. In this Functiona...
Bexley, South East/Southern, DA53QJ
Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant in Bexley SEN TA Required ASAP offering high daily rates of pay! A primary school in Bexley is recruiting for a Teaching Assistant to work with a child with severe cerebral palsy starting January. This child is very lovely, however she requires a great deal of attention and care to ensure that she is safe and is learning during the day. This is a very c...
As a smart, Chartered, qualified Surveyor, you’ll bring talent and commitment to the role. You have a flair for conducting property valuations, reporting on property condition and contributing to wider business initiatives . from risk through to quality and Treating Customers Fairly. A team player, with excellent communication skills, you’re dedicated to putting customers at the heart of everythin...
Sourcing Manager - Marketing London Competitive Salary Package An exciting opportunity within Procurement with one of the world's leading Consultancies has arisen. They are seeking a Sourcing Manager for their marketing category, to join their London office. They are expanding their globally successful company and are looking for an individual who will add to that success. As an international busi...
Our client is a pan-European business with a UK retail energy supply arm based in Leeds. They are looking for a sales focused account manager able to build relationships with TPIs (Third Party Intermediaries) and exert influence over the channel in order to deliver B2B sales from SME customers spending up to £1 million on energy. You will maximise commercial opportunities, and ensure customers and...
Customer Advocacy Manager Department: Sales Location: London, United Kingdom Tableau Software is one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world, with more than 80% year-over-year sales growth reported in 2013. Our mission is simple: we help people see and understand their data. After a highly successful IPO in 2013, Tableau has become a market-defining company in the business intelli...
Our client is a pan-European business with a UK retail energy supply arm based in Leeds. They need a sales oriented relationship builder to grow and develop relationships with new and existing TPIs (Third Party Intermediaries), identifying and implementing new commercial opportunities to the benefit of both parties. You will be working with the appropriate Sales Teams and Marketing department to e...
Department: Sales Location: London, United Kingdom Tableau Software is one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world, with more than 80% year-over-year sales growth reported in 2013. Our mission is simple: we help people see and understand their data. After a highly successful IPO in 2013, Tableau has become a market-defining company in the business intelligence industry. But don’t...
Department: Operations Location: London, United Kingdom Tableau Software is one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world, with more than 80% year-over-year sales growth reported in 2013. Our mission is simple: we help people see and understand their data. After a highly successful IPO in 2013, Tableau has become a market-defining company in the business intelligence industry. But d...
Department: Sales Location: London, United Kingdom Tableau Software is one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world, with more than 80% year-over-year sales growth reported in 2013. Our mission is simple: we help people see and understand their data. After a highly successful IPO in 2013, Tableau has become a market-defining company in the business intelligence industry. But don’t...
Department: Sales Location: London, United Kingdom Tableau Software is one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world, with more than 80% year-over-year sales growth reported in 2013. Our mission is simple: we help people see and understand their data. After a highly successful IPO in 2013, Tableau has become a market-defining company in the business intelligence industry. But don’t...

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