We have a dynamic learning and development plan that bridges systemic approach, trauma-informed approach, motivational interviewing, solution-focused brief therapy and strengthening families approach.
Our training programme covers a number of core skills relating to these approaches along with practice model specific sessions which further develop these skills for senior practitioners.
For Leadership and Management, we are implementing a pathways programme to develop managers and those in senior positions.
From social workers (up to £43k + additional retention incentives) to advanced practitioners (up to £49.5k) to team managers (up to £56.5k - inclusive of market supplement), Lambeth offers competitive salaries at every level.
See a breakdown of our offer and progression routes below:
We are committed to giving our social workers opportunities to progress and we have Advanced Practitioner roles in the majority of our social work teams. There are plenty of opportunities for Lambeth’s experienced social workers to apply for these roles to progress their social work career.
For those at the outset of their social work career, we have created three linked grades for the Social Worker role with quarterly progression opportunities to move between PO1, PO2 and PO3.
Our specialist teams also provide social workers with an opportunity to try something new, for example in our Social Work in Schools teams or our Edge of Care team.
Lambeth supports social workers with achieving a work-life balance by offering a range of flexible working opportunities. Working from home is encouraged, with flexi-leave available to staff in agreement with their manager. Staff are provided with equipment to support them working remotely.
Our Civic Centre offers a modern working environment with a range of workspaces available tailored to the sort of work you need to do. We also offer free tea and coffee on tap!
Brixton is right at the heart of Lambeth and is world-renowned for its extraordinary character, rich diversity and heritage. It is famed for its independent retail, hospitality, night-time economy and rich cultural offer.
Not only that, with links to the Victoria and Northern line, as well as suburban National Rail services, your commute will be quick and simple.
Lambeth Council is committed to reflecting the community in its workforce to ensure that the public feels represented and heard.
Lambeth has strengthened its approach to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the Council by widening its offer through the creation of three new talent development and support programmes. 5 staff forums (BAME, Women’s, LGBT+, Disability and Young Professionals) have also been setup to create safe spaces and to support Lambeth in creating a more inclusive working environment.