£34,834 per annum


Nutgrove Villa, Westmorland Road, Huyton , Knowsley, L36 6GA


Fixed term for 12 months pending successful completion of ASYE.


Full time: 36 hours per week.

(Consideration will be given for part time working.)




Saturday, 31 August 2024, 11:59pm

Are you looking for your next step in Children’s Social Care?

If you are a newly qualified Social Worker (NQSW) you can trust in our bespoke ASYE programme to scaffold you through your first year of employment. We currently have ASYE Social Worker vacancies within our Child Protection and Cared for Children Teams.

Knowsley is a small local authority which enables us to be creative and responsive with high aspirations for our children and young people; we want them to feel listened to, happy, healthy, and given every opportunity to achieve. We want the same for you and all our staff because at Knowsley, we believe, ‘We Are Better Together.’

Knowsley Children’s Services are invested in your future progression and that starts right at the beginning of your career. We support newly qualified Social Workers by actively seeking opportunities to enhance their learning and development. We are immensely proud of our bespoke ASYE programme and are one of the only local authorities in the region to have created dedicated ASYE Coordinator & Assessor posts. Having a dedicated Assessor means consistency for the duration of the ASYE year; starting the programme as soon as you gain employment. You will be offered a permanent contract as soon as you successfully pass your ASYE and able to progress through our newly developed progression pathway.

“At Knowsley, our caseloads are lower than most places, which can only be a good thing. It means we can do better quality social work and get better outcomes for our children and families.”


The below list outlines the wrap-around support our bespoke programme can offer and it starts as soon as you finish university so why wait… apply now!

  • As soon as you are available for work and while we wait for your registration, will can start you in a Family Support Worker role; meaning you can start earning straight away.

  • High quality 4-week Induction Programme.

  • Permanent ASYE Coordinator & Assessor offering consistency, support & guidance.

  • Protected case load that grows in complexity in line with the ASYE programme.

  • Tailored training offer linked to progression.

  • Access to case & reflective supervision; minimum of 4 weekly.

  • ASYE Group Supervision.

  • Monthly support sessions.

  • Direct access to our Principle Social Worker.

  • Hybrid & Flexible working arrangements.

  • Permanent contract upon successful completion of the ASYE programme.

  • Membership to our Social Work Academy.

  • Newly developed progression pathway.

How to apply

For more information about the role, download the Job Description and Person Specification.

ASYE Social Worker Job Description

ASYE Social Worker Person Specification

If Knowsley Children’s Social Care sounds like a place you could take the next step of your social work career with, book your interview today.

For further details about available posts, please contact Sarah Bird on 0151 443 5050 or via email at

This job advert may close early if enough applications have been received.

To apply for a Social Work role with Knowsley you must have the right to work in the UK and hold either a work permit or a visa.  Proof of these documents will be required with your application.   At this current time, Knowsley Council are unable to provide sponsorship for international applicants. 

More information relating to working in the UK can be found on the Government’s website.

If you have a recognised Social Work qualification and the right to work in the UK, you would then need to register with Social Work England (SWE) as they are the UK’s Social Work regulators. Once that is in place you could apply for vacancies with Knowsley Council.

To clarify in order to proceed you would need to:

  1. Have the right to work in the UK- Prove your right to work to an employer: Overview – GOV.UK (
  2. Have a recognised social work qualification- check via this link- List of overseas qualifications – Social Work England
  3. Be registered with Social Work England Home – Social Work England

Why work for Knowsley?

Newly developed bespoke four-week Induction Programme

MyTime – our monthly supervisions scheduled with you. This is your one-to-one time solely focused on your career development

Reflective supervision – 4 weekly

Access to Signs of Safety Group Supervision.

Manageable Workload – the directors of our service work closely with the Heads of Service and Team Managers to ensure caseloads are manageable and you are supported.

Learning & Career Development: We have a wide range of blended learning opportunities available to all employees, which will be relevant to your job & progression

Generous Holiday Entitlement: starting at 28 days leave with an option to buy additional 10 days leave

Secondment Opportunities

High quality IT Kit supporting agile working arrangements

Newly developed Progression Pathway

Visible Leadership with Monthly Principle Social Worker (PSW) drop-in sessions

Themed Practice Learning Week: Providing a range of bitesize learning opportunities.

We can also offer you:

  • Flexible working, Hybrid working arrangements & family friendly initiatives; Our flexible working scheme allows you to manage your hours & plan your life more easily

  • We are a Disability Confident Employer, meaning we offer Inclusive & accessible recruitment, offering an interview to disabled people, providing reasonable adjustments, & supporting existing employees.

  • Apprenticeship offer

  • Differentiated sickness absence for individuals living with a disability.

  • Menopause policy supporting women in the workplace.

  • Local Government Pension Scheme

  • A range of workers groups, e.g., Black & Minority Workers’ Group, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Forum, Neurodiverse Staff Support Group

  • Wellbeing Support: We want to improve the well-being of our employees both in & out of the workplace

  • Learning at Work Week: A yearly celebration awards to recognise & celebrate individual practice across the council

  • We currently offer free parking

  • We currently offer free Tea & Coffee

  • Cycle to work scheme: We are committed to greener transport solutions. Our scheme entitles you to significant discounts on the price of a new bike & safety equipment

  • Bank holidays

  • Eye tests: We provide all display screen users with a free eye test on request. We have a corporate eye care scheme which includes a contribution to the cost of glasses.

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Discounted Gym membership

  • Credit Union Membership

  • VIVUP Discounts & Savings The program offers a staff discount scheme.