This section provides a full list of social work vacancies at Wandsworth, including Children’s Services jobs and posts in Adult Care. You can find general information about our social work jobs within the role description section. There's also information on the application process and how to apply here.

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Current Vacancies


Adult Social Services

Adult Social Services is not currently recruiting.



Children’s Services is recruiting!

After a very long time of total stability, and for all the right reasons – promotion, secondments, retirement, maternity leave - the Children’s Services Department has vacancies in our frontline services at Manager, Principal Social Worker, Senior Social Worker and Social Worker levels.

Wandsworth has an excellent record for providing good outcomes for our vulnerable children through solid partnerships with targeted and universal services. Our high expectations and high challenge of our social work staff is matched equally by very high support and supervision at all levels coupled with manageable and protected caseloads. We will also give you access to professional development, quality training  and good resources such as our Ofsted rated outstanding Family Centre and community based Family Assessment Service.

We have vacancies in the following roles.




Referral and Assessment Service and Child in Need (of care and protection) – you will be undertaking the full range of statutory social work, with very manageable and protected caseloads. For more information on this role and to apply


You will support a manageable caseload of foster carers and recruiting, assessing, supervising and training foster carers. This includes promoting the professional service for foster carers with the aim of achieving improved outcomes for Children Looked After in line with National Minimum Standards and Guidance. For more information on this role and to apply


PRINCIPAL SOCIAL WORKERS (Assistant Team Managers)

Child in Need (of care and protection) Teams – holding a reduced caseload you will assist with management tasks and provide support and supervision to other members of the team, including practice teaching and chairing multi-agency meetings. For more information on this role and to apply


Children Looked After Teams – holding a reduced caseload you will also provide supervision and support to other members of staff. You will need to be confident in court work and have a proven track record of providing a high quality service and achieving permanence for Children Looked After. For more information on this role and to apply


TEAM MANAGERS - Child in Need (of care and protection) Service  – you will be responsible for the management and supervision of a locality team of 5 fte social workers, supported by a Principal Social Worker and Consultant Social worker, undertaking child in need, child protection and care proceedings work. For more information on this role and to apply


One maternity cover (minimum 1 year) - Family Centre - A challenging opportunity for an experienced social work manager to lead a team through a period of change. This is a temporary vacancy, to cover maternity leave from December 2013 for a minimum of a year. The centre (judged outstanding by OFSTED) undertakes residential and community-based parenting assessments and interventions, with families approaching or subject to court proceedings. The service works with children in need in Wandsworth and also offers assessments to other local authorities. For more information on this role and to apply