One of the largest Inner London boroughs, Wandsworth covers over 3,200 acres and has a population of more than 308,000.
We’re a collection of many different communities, each with its own distinct character and a wide ethnic and cultural diversity. We have large inner city housing estates, leafy suburbs, five vibrant town centres and some of London’s very best parks and commons. Our diversity is our strength, and makes Wandsworth an exciting and dynamic place to live and work.
And we’re an incredibly well-connected Borough, with great transport links between London, the Home Counties and the South Coast. Great transport, as we all know, can transform your working day.
This is a place that nurtures talent, with strong training programmes and a proactive approach to development.
Employees progress naturally within the organisation into both managerial and non-managerial roles. It’s the kind of place that instils commitment, which is reflected in the number of staff who have converted from locum into permanent roles.
Our staff have lower case loads than some neighbouring Boroughs so more time and attention can be focused where it really counts. We’ve been praised for following Best Practice models, and commended for our achievements in court. We’re using Signs of Safety and AMBIT in Wandsworth to support practitioners with a framework and practice tools to build relationships with children, young people and families, utilising practitioner expertise and developing local practice excellence. We’re also proud to be an ‘active champion’ for the role of fathers in social care, which is particularly innovative in this field.
“We’ve got all the ingredients to create successful outcomes for children and their families. I know we have the passion and vision to make it happen.”
Debbie - Senior Manager