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Become a member of our national advisory forum

A unique opportunity to get involved with a new, national organisation at an important time in our development.

Our national advisory forum

2/19/2020 10:15:00 AM


Social Work England is a specialist body taking a new approach to regulating social workers in their vital roles. We believe in the power of collaboration and share a common goal with those we regulate—to protect the public, enable positive change and ultimately improve people’s lives. 

One of the ways we will work with the social work sector is through our national advisory forum. The forum will include people from partner organisations, registered social workers, people with lived experience of social work, education and training providers and students.

The national advisory forum will provide expert advice, support and challenge to our work and how we achieve our objectives.

This is a unique opportunity to get involved with a new, national organisation at an important time in our development. You will work with other people committed to raising standards and with an interest in social work.

Read more about the role of the national advisory forum.

Who can apply

You can apply if you are a:

  • practising social worker
  • social work student
  • person with lived experience of social work
  • social work education and training provider

To be considered for this role, you must be:

  • able to attend meetings three times a year
  • willing to challenge and give constructive feedback
  • able to understand and reflect on information and ask questions
  • organised and have good time management skills
  • respectful of others
  • able to communicate with different people
  • know about our role as the regulator
  • supportive of our goals and agree with our values

Read the terms of reference to learn more about what we’re looking for.

How to apply

Applications are now closed. We encourage you to check our website and follow us on social media for future opportunities to apply to the forum.

If you want to talk to us about the role, have any questions or need help, please contact [email protected]. Unfortunately, we will not be able to give feedback at this stage.

Recruitment session

If you are successful, we will invite you to a recruitment session on Monday 16 March 2020 or Wednesday 18 March 2020. The recruitment session will be at our office in Sheffield.

Please tell us if you need support to attend a recruitment session.

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