Newly Qualified Social Worker: £32,430

Social Worker​: £33,948 to £42,684​ + £5,000 retention payment per annum

Advanced Practitioners: £42,681 - £45,585 + £5,000 retention payment per annum

​Practice Leaders: ​£44,607 to £50,448 + £5,000 retention payment per annum

​​​Service Managers: £56,997 to 70,667

Head of Service: £66,117 to £84,360

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Social Worker Retention Offer


An annual recruitment and retention payment of £5,000 for workers in qualified social work positions. Conveniently paid in 12 monthly instalments.


Other Benefits

  • Employee assistance programme providing free 24 hour counselling, support and expert advice on personal, financial and legal issues (for employees and members of their family living at the same address)
  • Free Fit2Work 1-1 Wellbeing sessions
  • Free eye tests
  • Occupational health service
  • Subsidised leisure pass.


We see training as a vital part of our improvement journey, and are committed to providing social workers with the necessary learning to practise in line with our 'Newham Together' practice model. Many of our social workers have completed certificates in systemic practice during their time with us, and we are currently reviewing our training offer with a view to creating a learning academy for our social workers. We see a wealth of current training as a vital part of our improvement journey - click below to read more.