Are you a BASW England member with experience of workforce development and keen to extend your skills and experience through mentoring?

Mentoring role

BASW England mentors offer one to one support to:

  • Newly Qualified Social Workers seeking their first paid social work job
  • Social workers looking to return to practice after a career break 
  • Social workers from abroad seeking employment in England

A new feature of the mentoring service is a weekly online support forum run by BASW staff with mentors. The forums provide a safe space for NQSWs to discuss practice issues as well as being a place to look at CVs and interview skills.  

Our mentors are BASW members with some experience of workforce development though any qualified BASW member with the ability to support others to achieve their goals is eligible to apply to be a mentor.

The role is unpaid however it is a great way to boost your skills and portfollio.

Mentors receive support from a dedicated Professional Officer at BASW and tools and resources. There will also online and face to face development sessions for mentors too.

Mentors offer mentees three sessions via telephone, email or social media to help them in their journey into social work employment.

We are looking to recruit new mentors for the service.

For further details please contact Gavin Moorghen at