Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

About us
We are creating something extraordinary that impacts over half a million Londoners every single day.

We have created a unique organisation that focuses on creative service design and new ways of working in a positive and supportive working culture. We work together across services and boundaries inside and outside the Council to deliver vital public services.

We need a flexible, talented and committed public service workforce throughout the many different jobs and roles we offer.

Our workforce from the Chief Executive down is shared across the two Councils. Many services are on a journey towards becoming truly joint, whilst of course respecting the distinctive individual ambitions of each Council. Other services remain separate, notably Wandworth’s Children’s Services and Housing Management functions. Libraries, Arts and Leisure services are provided internally at Richmond and provided by GLL and Enable at Wandsworth.

Both Councils have a strong track record of delivering high quality services at low cost with high levels of resident satisfaction. It is essential that we continue to maintain and improve the high standards the residents of both boroughs have become accustomed to.

The work we do is varied and different jobs require different skills, but whatever your role your work will be influenced by our commitment to our values and behaviours:

Being open – We share views openly, honestly and in a thoughtful way. We encourage new ideas and ways of doing things. We appreciate and listen to feedback from each other.

Being supportive – We drive the success of the organisation by making sure that our colleagues are successful. We encourage others and take account of the challenges they face. We help each other to do our jobs.

Being positive and helpful – We keep our goals in mind and look for ways to achieve them. We listen constructively and help others see opportunities and the way forward. We have a ‘can do’ attitude and are continuously looking for ways to help each other improve.

Employee benefits:
We provide a comprehensive benefits package designed to attract, develop and reward our employees. Our current benefits include:

Flexible and agile working
We care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us – service delivery must always come first. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment.

We also do everything we can to accommodate longer-term flexible working arrangements, including:
– Compressed or part-time hours
– Term-time only working
– Job shares and other arrangements

Wandsworth Council
There has never been a better time to join Wandsworth as a social worker. We’re delighted to have just been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted for the services we provide to children and young people.
Our values inspire our Outstanding Practice Framework, which creates the context for our social workers to build relationships with families that bring about change to support children to live at home wherever possible. ‘Support, challenge, appreciation and kindness’ were seen and heard in every conversation with a range of staff, managers and senior leaders according to our report, and our ‘healthy culture’ was lauded by inspectors.

Our social workers are at the heart of our success, and we’re looking for Social Workers who share and are excited by our vision. Come and be part of our success.

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