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Our social work offer

We provide a range of benefits to our social workers and social worker leaders in recognition of their commitment to the role. Our salary ranges are as follows:

Experienced social worker £30,717 - £43,746
Senior practitioner £35,309 - £47,708
Team leader £47,841 - £50,826
Assistant team manager £41,925 - £51,627
Team manager £43,617 - £58,528

Alongside a competitive salary we also offer:

  • Permanent and stable leadership
  • Two days accredited Signs of Safety Foundation Training
  • Annual increments
  • Travel assistance package for business use, including car and cycle mileage reimbursement, annual season ticket loan or business Oyster cards
  • Discrete relocation package

On occasions we are in the position to offer some additional financial payments for particularly hard to place roles in selected service areas of AfC.


We offer:

  • One to one child level supervision
  • Professional supervision
  • Peer/Group supervision
  • Reflecting teams (safe spaces to discuss practice and the use of self in peer groups)
  • Emphasis on the importance and support of the use of self as the practitioner
  • Annual professional development target setting
  • Action learning sets

To support the wellbeing of our staff we provide the following:

  • Tailored induction sessions commencing on the date you start working for AfC
  • Wellbeing sessions
  • Peer supervision sessions, reflective practice and action learning sets
  • Hybrid/mobile working and latest technology to facilitate this
  • Occupational Health service and Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Employee assistance programme - offers support to the whole family
  • Flexible working options
  • Local government salary and pension scheme (LGPS)
  • Holiday package up to 34 days per year with option to purchase more
  • A career pathway

How do we work with our children, young people and their families/carers?

We use the Signs of Safety framework alongside systemic practice. This strengths-based approach puts the families we work with at the centre of all we do and ensures the voice of the child is at the heart of everything.

AfC is a fully accredited licensed company to train and support staff within the Signs of Safety model.

“The Signs of Safety approach is a relationship-grounded, safety-organised approach to child protection practice, created by researching what works for professionals and families in building meaningful safety for vulnerable and at-risk children." (Signs of Safety website)