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Return to Social Work Programme

Location: SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, ESSEX Salary: 29323 - 35444 GBP Per Annum, inc benefits
Sector: Care Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: 9 months ago Reference: 3131514
As part of the Local Government Association, Southend on Sea Borough Council is excited to be running the “Return to Social Work” programme. Whatever the reason you left, we want to help you get back into Social Work. The Return to Social Work programme is offering free training to prepare 100 former social workers to return to their careers in the East of England, London and the West Midlands.

Southend Borough Council is proactive in trying new initiatives to get and retain their staff. For the last 2 years we have offered a Newly Qualified Social Work academy which has been a roaring success. We have successfully placed 10 NQSW candidates into various departments within the Council. As an organisation we are so thrilled to be able to offer this new initiative from the LGA to enable qualified social workers to get back into this incredibly significant line of work. We will offer the right support so you can regain your confidence, experience and knowledge and help to make a real difference to those who need it most. Why not return?

We are offering:

• 12 weeks high quality training
• Hands-on work placements
• Dedicated interview preparation and employment advice to help you find employment post placement
• You can even apply if you haven’t worked since you left social work
• The programme will also provide you with opportunities to meet the HCPC return to     practice requirements


Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check. The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

If you have the right to work in the UK, and have at least 2 years’ post qualified experience as a social worker then please make your application on the LGA website:

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