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.


We provide a range of benefits to social workers and social work leaders in recognition
of the challenge work you do:

Experience Social Workers: £32,430-£39,774 per annum + retention allowance

Senior Practitioners: £39,774 - £42,684 per annum + retention allowance

Practice Managers: £42,681 - £45,585 per annum + retention allowance

Team Managers: £47,511 - £50,448 per annum + retention allowance

The North East London Social Work Teaching Partnership
  • A competitive basic salary
  • Double increments (apply to social worker posts) subject to performance and quality standards
  • An annual recruitment and a retention payment for social workers and senior practitioners to be confirmed at time of offer
  • Parking permits and Oyster Cards are available for business purposes
  • Car user mileage allowance
  • Latest technology and smarter working

We value the well-being of our staff and support them with the following:

  • 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
  • Flexible working and devices to support this
  • Practice Educator role: opportunity to teach students as part of the teaching
  • Develop BIA & AMHP Course
  • Peer supervision sessions and reflective practice
  • Relocation up to £7,000 (specific criteria applies)

There are additional monies available on a voluntary or rota basis (outside of your
usual working hours) as follows:

  • Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP’s) are paid a stand by rate of
    £75.00 each shift and £150.00 per assessment completed out of hours.
  • Best Interest Assessor’s receive £150.00 for each assessment completed
    outside of working hours.