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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You will need: Administration experience, with a focus on accuracy and efficiency Scientific/ pharmaceutical background/ knowledge/ interest To have worked within a design agency environment previously Knowledge of using Adobe Photoshop Knowledge of using Apple software/ Mac's Premier are acting as an employment agency...
Telesales Team Leader Benefits Monday to Friday Plus monthly bonus after a qualifying period The Role We are recruiting for a well organised and enthusiastic Telesales Team Leader working on behalf of a national hire company in the East London area. The ideal candidates will have at least 2 years experience within a Telesales environment and minimum 3 years supervisory experience as you will be ma...
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Full time Permanent Competitive Salary Excellent Bonus & Commission Scheme Strip is an exciting, dynamic luxury Retail and Beauty Company with 5 London boutiques and a concessions in Harvey Nichols – Bristol. We are now onto our next phase of growth opening two new stores in key London locations. We are looking for a multi-disciplined, passionate Operations Director that will s...
Our Client is a high profile Public Body who is looking for a candidate who has the following: Essential Experience: Solid in-house recruiting, experience in large organisations, being customer focused, policy writing, using tool kits, working on large scale campaigns, being able to work independently, have software skills, competent in using word, excel and power point,. Desirable Experience: CiP...
Spares and Obsolescence Engineer Our client provides an integrated specialist approach to the design, supply and through life capability management of its own and other products in the military equipment and government non-military sector and deployed infrastructure sectors with focus on agility, integrity and quality. They now require a Spares & Obsolescence Engineer to meet the demands of their...
Reporting to the Revenue Planning Manager, the Route Revenue Analyst will be responsible for setting the fare customers pay for a ticket on a Jet2.com flight. You will be responsible for a portfolio of Jet2.com flights and use a variety of pricing strategies to target load factor and yields to maximise the revenue per flight within your portfolio. A key part of this role will be analysing sales, i...
Warwickshire Pricing Analyst Full time Permanent role Salary 25-30k Our client is looking to appoint a Pricing Analyst to support pricing requests made from across the business and provide support for cost forecasting, tariff analysis and developing robust pricing processes to ensure margins are maintained for a profitable business. This is a growing business with ambitions to challenge the curren...
Here at Eden Brown we have a rare, exciting and challenging opportunity for a Major Gifts Manager to join a midlands-based hospice for adults, on a full or part time, permanent basis. Location: West Midlands/Staffs Salary: £24,000 - £32,000 pro rata Hours: 22.5 . 37.5 per week As Major Gifts Manager you will proactively seek out opportunities to develop and grow the business by maximising an incom...
Automotive Estimator PER EEP Warrington Bodyshop £25,000 to £27,000 Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm Our client is now looking to recruit an Estimator to join their busy Body shop based in Warrington The ideal candidate for this role will be VDA qualified and has a strong background working within a Body shop. The Role Working within a busy bodyshop in Wirral you will be using computerised vehicle...
Squire’s is a family owned group of 15 garden centres based in Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex and Berkshire, with GCA award winning plant areas. We are committed to growing our business and to promoting the highest standards in plant and horticultural retailing. We want our employees to enjoy working with us in a friendly, energetic, customer focused environment. Squire’s are looking for a Senior Accou...
Do you have Telecoms experience? Are you passionate about the customer experience? If so, this is an exciting new role to link business performance with customer satisfaction. The Telecom Manager will have total accountability for the management of the product and for combining excellent service delivery with management expertise. You will understand the business environment and be able to transla...
Customer Services Director IT Services and Support - Cambridgeshire OUR CLIENT COMPANY Our client is an established and award-winning IT Services and Support Company and a leading provider of Cloud Computing and Hybrid IT Services in the South-East. They are a recognised Microsoft Partner, holding a number of Gold and Silver Microsoft Competencies, and are certified by the Cloud Industry Forum and...
Battle, South East/Southern, TN325LA
Location: Southern - Home/Field based Are you an Account Manager working within the energy procurement industry? Are you maximising revenue by successfully renewing existing customer accounts and up-selling new energy products and services? This is an important role working for a leading energy broker, with responsibility for looking after 17 accounts major accounts. If this sounds of interest, ge...
Job Title: Fundraisers - Manchester Location: Manchester Salary: Weekly Pay of £7 - £10 per Hour + Uncapped Bonuses around £180 per Week Take on a new challenge, stay fit and help great causes all over the world with fundraising. Our client is looking for talented new Fundraisers and Team Leaders to raise money for an array of the world's most well-loved charities. They've raised a phenomenal £400...
Are you a UK electricity and gas industry dataflow expert, and have you worked in an industry facing services and metering environment? Are you someone with a conscience, who would love to work for an ethical energy supplier whose main focus is to fight fuel poverty? If so, this is a fantastic opportunity to manage the delivery of all industry facing services to enhance the customer experience. Th...
Broxbourne, EN106AE
Employment Service Officer – Employer Engagement - Full Time – Broxbourne Campus The Role As the Employment Service Officer you will be responsible for driving and extending the Employment Service to all full and part time students, and partner organisations to continue to strive to complete strategic college targets for the Business Solutions team. You will liaise directly with employers, interna...
A media agency are currently looking for a Planning Executive with 1-2 years experience to join their team based in central London. The main responsbility for this position is to support the media planning team on two of their financial accounts. To support the planning function on the 2 accounts above by helping to develop media strategy and plans Build your media knowledge across all channels to...
Responsibilities Managing the client at a senior level, understanding in detail their long and short-term objectives and what the clients expect from the agency Leading the team assigned to the account, ensuring they are producing work and communicating with the client in a way that delights the client and meets the standard expected of the agency Managing the budget for the account, meeting the a...
I have two roles currently at one of the largest marketing communications agencies in the world as Associate Director of Responsive Content, or Planned Content. You must have at least 5-7 years' experience working within a digital environment to apply, and great client service skills. If you are interested to hear more please send your CV through to ***** and I will give y...
3+ years in-depth integrated planning experience with medium-large IT/Tech brands covering brand strategy, awareness positioning, integrated marketing and demand generation programmes B2B Channel and Alliance programme development (ideal not mandatory) Recent B2B marketing agency experience, ideally working on EMEA and global accounts Contemporary knowledge and understanding of modern B2B marketin...

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