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Newly Qualified Social Workers (ASYE) - Social Work Academy

About the role

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust is proud to have established its very own

Northamptonshire Social Work Academy. We are offering a highly competitive pay and benefits package with generous annual leave and bespoke learning and training opportunities. 

Please read on to learn more…..

Any issues, please contact our recruitment team:

For more information on Northamptonshire’s teams and what it is like to work for us, please visit our website here.

This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role. Enhanced DBS clearance and SW England required. Some posts in MASH and First Response (s47) teams are based in the Criminal Justice Centre (CJC) and are therefore subject to annual vetting by Northamptonshire Police. This clearance is required to undertake the role. 



Advert goes live: 04/04/2024

Assessment Centre running: 01/07/2024

Cohort start date: 16/09/2024


Advert goes live:29/07/2024

Assessment Centre running: 28/10/2024

Cohort start date:13/01/2025

What will you be doing?

  • Smaller caseloads – to help you settle into your role
  • Hands-on learning with high levels of support and mentoring
  • Extensive training opportunities
  • Strong mentors overseeing your development

About you

We want to create a workforce that we can be proud of, so to make this happen, we need brilliant NQSWs who inspire and deliver change all around them. That's why we’re looking for talented, ambitious and passionate people like you to come and join us. You will need to be a Social Work graduate with the following attributes:

  • A passion to improve the lives of children
  • Ambition and motivation
  • Commitment to continuously developing your social work practice
  • Ideally have pre-qualified children’s social care work experience
  • Be degree qualified in Social Work
  • Be up to date with current legislation/policy/procedures around child protection
  • Able to work under pressure, excellent organisational ability
  • Have knowledge/understanding of using appropriate assessment tools and research.

Our benefits

We are committed to continuous improvement, building a skilled, knowledgeable, and flexible workforce alongside promoting innovation and creativity whilst keeping children, young people and families at the heart of all we do.

We really value our workforce and offer you a great benefits package including:

  • 2 Day Induction Programme
  • 2 days Signs of Safety training (social care colleagues)
  • Extensive Learning & Development and career development opportunities
  • Flexible and family working arrangements including enhanced maternity benefits
  • A permanent, supportive and inclusive management team where you will be empowered to make good professional decisions
  • Local government Pension Scheme
  • Heavily subsidised town centre car parking scheme
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • 28 days’ annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time) and an additional 5 days, after 5 years’ service
  • Opportunity to purchase up to 25 days
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Monthly quality supervision
  • SWE Registration paid yearly (social care colleagues)

About us

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust was established in November 2020 to deliver Children’s Services to the newly established North and West Northants County Councils. The Trust is wholly owned and funded but operationally independent from the Councils; this provides the organisation with unique opportunities to explore new ways of working and to be more agile and adaptable in its approach to service delivery. We are developing a culture that allows the very highest quality of professional practice to flourish and evolve, delivering at the cutting edge of new innovation. 


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