Achieving for Children

Work for us


You can find our job vacancies listed here.

Why work for us?

Social Work Employer of the Year

We are Social Work Employer of the Year – find out more on our News page.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals to add to our already successful teams who are keen to improve quality and deliver positive results for children and their families. This includes ensuring that both early help services and safeguarding services are closely linked to guarantee children receive the most appropriate services. We offer the opportunity to work in this brand new social enterprise focused solely on delivering services for children and young people. The work we do makes a difference.

Achieving for Children is a pleasant working environment and there is a friendly, co-operative atmosphere, valuing the contribution of each member of staff.

Employees are recruited, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, the requirements of the job and similar objective criteria. It is our policy to ensure that no employee or job applicant should receive more or less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, nationality, colour, ethnic or national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or disability in any matters to do with employment.

Our offices are based in various locations in the boroughs of Kingston upon Thames and Richmond upon Thames, with good transport links.

Training and development

We are committed to enabling staff to develop their potential within an inspirational and supportive learning environment. New recruits receive a thorough induction programme, tailored to their role requirements. We have a continuing professional development (CPD) framework with a comprehensive development programme, including bite-size workshops, learning lunches, seminars, action learning sets and CPD portfolio-building support.

For social workers there are continuing professional development social work qualifications; external training and conference attendance are fully funded, along with corporate membership of the College of Social Work and subscription to online research resources.

Benefits for staff include

  • Competitive salary
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave schemes
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • First class training and development programme
  • Zipcar scheme
  • Bike pool and discounts on purchases for bikes and equipment through Cyclescheme
  • Interest-free travel season ticket loan for purchase of an annual season ticket for travel between home and work
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Excellent public transport links

Annual leave

Grade Up to 5 years’ service 5-10 years’ service Over 10 years’ service
Scale point 5-40 25 30 30
Scale point 41-70 27 32 32
Scale point 71+ 29 34 34