BASW employment vacancies

Administration, Events and Content Coordinator

BASW England is looking for an experienced Coordinator to join the Administration Team based in Birmingham with opportunities for home / flexible office working.  Start salary £26,419 + pension + benefits.

Application Deadline 10am Tuesday 7th June 2022 


Professional Officer

Are you committed to promoting the voice, values and excellent practice of social work? If so BASW Northern Ireland (NI) is looking for an experienced social worker to join the team in Northern Ireland as a Professional Officer.  With a flexible approach to work base, with expectation of being Belfast office based for some work duties, and extensive travel throughout Northern Ireland.  Start salary £36,026 + pension + benefits

Application Deadline 10am Monday 13th June 2022


Other BASW opportunities

Committee vacancies

BASW Cymru Committee vacancies

Following more successful developments for BASW Cymru, there are vacancies for three new committee members

BASW England Children and Families Group vacancies

Build your career by contributing to your profession. We are looking for social work practitioners across England who are willing to commit time towards the development of children and families social work in England.

Other vacancies

Trustee: BASW Charitable Foundation for Social Work

The BASW Charitable Foundation for Social Work is looking to appoint new members to our Board of Trustees.

Application deadline: 20 May 2022

Regional Equality, Diversity and Inclusion champions throughout England

We are looking for BASW members across England who are willing to commit time towards the development of regional approaches via local networks and branches. The role is not renumerated, however any work you do can contribute towards your CPD and career progression. We welcome applications from black and ethnic minority practitioners and other under-represented groups including students, care leavers, people with disabilities and practitioners from the LGBT+ community.


SWU opportunities

SWU Executive Committee call for nominations

The Social Workers Union (SWU) is the trade union dedicated to representing the interests of social workers and the social work profession.

SWU is now seeking nominations from members to fill several vacancies on its Executive Committee. 

To stand for election a candidate must meet the conditions set out in Bye Laws 1.4 and 1.5 of the SWU rules, a copy of which can be found on our website.

The Executive Committee is made up of ten members, at least two members from England, at least one member each from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales (national representatives) and up to five others (UK representatives).  The Chair of the union is elected by the executive from amongst the representatives.

Due to terms of offices ending there are currently vacancies for the following positions –

  • One Wales Representative
  • Two England Representatives
  • One Scotland Representative
  • Five UK Representatives

All candidates for election must be nominated by another member of the union.  In the case of the National Representatives from Wales, Scotland and England, nomination must be by a member within the relevant nation.

When attending Executive committee meetings, committee members who are either in full -time employment, self-employed or Social Work Students are entitled to claim an attendance allowance to cover costs associated with taking time off from paid work, self-employed work, caring duties or social work studies.

SWU encourages applications from Students/ Newly Qualified Social Workers and Social Workers from ethnic minority backgrounds who are currently under-represented on the National Executive of SWU.

Candidates must complete a nomination form.  The closing date for receipt of nominations is Thursday 30th June 2022. The full timetable for elections and information regarding terms of office for each vacancy can be found on our website.

Completed nomination forms must be accompanied by an election statement of no more than 500 words together with a head and shoulders colour photograph in a TIFF or JPEG format. These should be sent via email to -  . Please note that nominees need to provide full contact details including a telephone number and email address.

Nomination forms and role descriptions are available from the SWU Website or via email from -  (0121 3899248).

If you have any general queries about this process, please contact the SWU Administration Manager on 0121 3899248.