Staff Benefits for the social work workforce

We want you to come to Newham and progress your social work career with Newham. In return, we can offer a competitive London salary and an excellent programme to support your professional development.


There are so many reasons why you should join us at Newham,

We will offer you:

  • A four year personalised career pathway
  • New social work academy
  • A positive, nurturing and collaborative work environment built on trust
  • Move to ‘smarter (flexible) working’ with modern technology
  • Systemic and restorative practice is allowed to flourish
  • Vibrant and developing part of London with excellent transport links to the rest of the capital.
  • We will be a ‘social work centre of excellence’ by 2023

We also offer you a competitive salary package with £5,000 recruitment and retention payment

Newly Qualified Social Worker: £32,430

Social Worker​: £35,7245 to £42,684​ + £5,000 retention allowance per annum

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

​​​Head of Service: £66,117 - £84,360


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  • Double increments (apply to social worker posts) subject to performance and quality standards
  • Travel assistance package for social workers to purchase a business parking permit or free oyster card use for business purposes
  • Car user mileage allowance
  • Cycle allowance
  • Relocation package of up to £7,500
  • Staff Referral scheme (receive £500 when a social worker you have referred, who is external to Newham, joins the council)

Additional Benefits:

We value the well-being of our staff and support them with additional 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
  • Canteen
  • Annual free eye test
  • Occupational health service
  • Subsidised leisure pass