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Training opportunities

We take staff development and progression seriously

We believe that our strongest organisational asset is the calibre and commitment of our staff. We recognise that for staff to feel confident, knowledgeable and empowered to do their jobs effectively we need to invest in them, through learning and development.

As a result we encourage a strong learning culture at Tower Hamlets where staff development is firmly embedded in supervision, and via an extensive training programme.

We also offer structured career pathways to help you to take your career to the next level.

Please see our current social worker progression table

Social worker progression table
Year of employment Social work level Salary grade Salary scales 

Start Year 1 (Sept)

NQSW

I

31 (£37,491)

Year 1 annual increment (April)*

NQSW

I

32 (£38,442)

End of Year 1(ASYE Increment)

ASYE completed 

33 (£39,462)

Year 2 annual increment (April)

Social worker 

I

34 (£40,632)

Completion of ASYE enables the bar at 34 to be lifted

     

Year 3 (April)

Social worker

35 (£41,607)

Year 4 (April)

Experienced social worker

J

36 (£42,609)

 

Year 5 (April)

Experienced social worker

J

37 (£43,599)

PQ increment**

PQ consolidation

J

38 (£44,598)

Complete of PQ consolidation module enables the bar at 38 to be lifted

     

Post consolidation 

  K

39-42 (£45,594-£48,576)

A.P Progression Bar 3

     

By application

Advanced Practitioner 

43-46 (£49,581-£52,569)