Sutton London Borough of

Sutton London Borough of Click to enlarge


The London borough of Sutton
“is uncompromising in its focus on improving quality of front line social work” – Ofsted

Ofsted announced in February 2017 that the provision of children’s services in Sutton has been rated as ‘Good’. Inspectors went on to highlight:

•  ‘Social workers see children regularly and work hard to ensure that they hear and act on children’s views.’
•  Clear expectations and a determination to do the right thing are making children in Sutton safer.’
•  ‘Children’s Services in Sutton are good. The senior leadership team and elected members are committed and ambitious, and have a clear vision for service improvement.’
•  ‘Children and young people are helped to contribute to their plans and reviews, and their views are listened to, to help make services better.’ 

Our culture of openness and ongoing development for our Social worker teams has seen massive improvements in our service.

We are currently looking for experienced and passionate Social Workers to grow and develop with us in our drive to deliver the best possible service for our residents.

Sutton Council is an equal opportunities employer.

We are actively recruiting to the following areas:


Court Team – A specialist team where Social workers can really hone their skills and become an expert in their field

FSCP (Child Protection) – Front line Social work impacting the lives of our young residents

Looked after Children – Working with families and other agencies for the best possible outcomes for young people


Hospital Pathways – Fast paced and quick turnaround, test your ability to make quick decisions and build care plans

Locality Teams – Our locality model allows you to have a wide variety of cases and reach a wide number of people with differing needs 

The offer:

A modern and flexible working environment for our staff allowing you to work flexibly from multiple locations, remotely from your mobile/tablet using Google Mail and Apps which are a key enabler for collaborative and streamlined working. Our Social Workers enjoy manageable caseloads and a culture of strong management and autonomy. The offer also includes:

•  A competitive salary
•  A £1000 one-off welcome payment*
•  A £1000 annual retention payment*
•  An annual leave entitlement of up to 32 days
•  Reimbursement of your annual HCPC registration
•  Fuel allowance
•  Use of Zip car scheme
•  Subsidised gym memberships
•  Childcare vouchers
•  Discounts in local shops
•  Season ticket loan
•  Parking allocation
•  Introduce a friend scheme

 *Please note some bonuses are only suitable for those appointed on point 38 and above

For more information about working for us, please visit our social work recruitment site –

Please contact the Social recruitment team on 02087705980 or email