View Vacancy -- Principal Social Worker

Social Care & Welfare Qualified

About Haringey Council

We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19 year olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders, artists and innovators are busy growing up here. 

Haringey Council is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.

In short, we are a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey Council as a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children. 

We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.


About you

As Haringey Council’s Principal Social Worker for Children’s Services you will have lead responsibility for driving forward continual improvement and evaluating the effectiveness of our arrangements to safeguard children. You will provide challenge and support to practitioners, managers and elected members to ensure optimum conditions for high quality practice and service delivery. You will manage and contribute to practice learning arrangements for the children’s workforce ensuring learning opportunities are maximised.

You will manage the practice development unit and have a key role in developing and implementing the quality assurance framework.
We are looking for someone with excellent frontline practice skills; sound management experience in children's social care; the ability to analyse complex information and use this to support improvement in practice; a positive communicator who can collaborate, influence, challenge with excellent verbal and written skills. We are looking for someone who is deeply committed to improving outcomes for vulnerable children and will go the extra mile to make this happen.

You will have substantial knowledge of the legislation and statutory responsibilities that underpin Children's Social Care, including appropriate performance indicators and quality standards.


For a full list of benefits on offer, please visit our website:


Closing Date: Sunday 4th October 2020


£62,200 - £71,900
Full Time
For further information please contact the Haringey Hub:

This opportunity is closed to applications.