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Employment Route Scheme - MA in Social Work

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Suffolk County Council
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Are you interested in developing your career into Social Work?

This is an exciting opportunity for graduates already working in Children and Young People's Service (CYP) Adult and Community Services (ACS), employed in Suffolk County Council.

The University of East Anglia in conjunction with Suffolk County Council are offering up to seven places on the 2 year full time MA in Social Work course, commencing in September 2019.

Social Work Practice placements for both years will be arranged by SCC. The first 70 day placement in adult services or related private, voluntary and independ­ent sector with the second 100 day placement in front line statutory children’s services.


  • You need to have worked for Suffolk County Council for at least one year at the time of application
  • Your current role needs to involve direct contact with children, young peo­ple and parents in a helping role 
  • You need to have a first degree completed in the last five years at grade 2:1 or above. If you fall outside of this time frame, then you will need to show evidence of recent study. (2:2 grade may be considered if experi­ence is substantial and relevant)
  • You must have discussed this with your line manager.

As a successful candidate, you will be able to apply for an NHS Bursary to help meet part of the cost of fees and living expenses. In addition, Suffolk County Council will provide a retainer of £6,200 for each year of the MA.

You will need to sign a retainer, as an agreement between SCC and yourself, that you will return to work in one of our frontline children's social care team for a minimum of 2 years on successful completion of the course and suc­cessful job interview. Please note there are no guarantees of receiving a Bursa­ry and it will be the applicants responsibility to cover any shortfall of the university fees to UEA from the Bursary amount awarded.

To discuss the programme, please contact Inge Nijkamp, Workforce Development Advisor (ACS and CYP) on (01473) 265151 or email: inge.nijkamp@suffolk.gov.uk

For further information or any application queries, please contact the UEA on (01603) 591515 or email: ug.admissions@uea.ac.uk

Application forms can be requested via email: ug.admissions@uea.ac.uk please write in the email subject line 'Employment Route scheme– SWK'.

Interview date: 18 / 19 June 2019.

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