Waste service strike

The waste service strike is now over and we have restarted service from 27 September 2023.

Over the next few weeks, our waste service team and private waste contractors will catch up on missed collections and street cleaning as quickly as possible.

We thank everyone for their patience and apologise for the inconvenience

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Join our thriving team

We are committed to developing excellent Social Work practitioners and if you choose to work with us you will benefit from:

  • a diverse caseload and good quality reflective supervision
  • bespoke coaching and support from the Learning Academy
  • opportunities to undertake further study and complete Post-Qualifying modules through our partner universities.

We offer one of the best salary packages for Social Workers in the country.

  • Social Worker - Grade I-K – £40,503 - £51,783
  • Advance Practitioner/Senior Social Workers - £52,806- £55,845.

Career pathways

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, we need to invest in them through learning and development.

We encourage a strong learning culture at Tower Hamlets where staff development is embedded in supervision, and an extensive training programme.

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

Generous leave

  • Annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum
  • An additional five days annual leave for continuous local government long service after five years
  • Two statutory days which are allocated to the Christmas holiday period
  • One concessionary days with the Christmas holiday
  • Paid sick leave

Local government pension

A good quality and secure pension scheme, offering stable and attractive benefits.

Funded membership SW England registration

We reimburse all of your Social work England  membership fees.

Other employee benefits

Wellbeing benefits

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • mental health first aiders
  • Revitalised (a wellbeing app for Tower Hamlets staff)
  • Cycle scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Discounted local gym membership with Better
  • ‘Keeping Well NEL’ who provide a personalised wellbeing and psychological support service to staff providing care to others in the community.

Financial benefits

  • Season ticket loans
  • Rent Deposit Scheme
  • Credit Union loans
  • Travel allowances (depending on the role)
  • Cost co membership
  • Discounts with major retailers and leisure services via our 3rd party benefit platform ‘You at Work’
  • ‘Tech Scheme’ where you can buy technical equipment with monthly repayments up to three years.

Staff can access a number of discounts and savings with major retailers and leisure services via our 3rd party benefit platform You at Work.

What our staff say

Our services

Supporting families division

Assessment Intervention, MASH and Eva Armsby

Family Support and Protection

Children’s Regulated Services and Resources 

Children Looked After and Through Care Services  

Exploitation, Serious Youth Violence and Gangs Service 

Children With Disabilities 

Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Service 

Youth Justice and Young People’s Service 

Learning Academy

Family Support and Children and Families Service (Includes Early Help)


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How to apply

Visit our recruitment portal for current vacancies. We have simplified the application process by accepting CVs and short application.