Preparation for your interview


You are at the heart of social work and we want to ensure you stay there.

Your expertise helps to support individuals and their families through difficult times and ensure that vulnerable people, including children and adults, are safeguarded from harm.

This page is designed to provide you with the tips and guidance necessary to keep you fresh and challenged in your role. Click below to access more resources.

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The Experts

Kayleigh Rose Evans

Kayleigh Rose Evans is a social worker, best interest assessor and practice educator, who works within one of the most deprived areas of the UK.


She has experience in various areas of adult services: practising within multiple hospitals, in a rehabilitation centre, alongside district nurses on a new project covering a GP area and more recently within a larger social work community team.


She shares her journey through battling self-doubt and learnt ways to harness her inner voice and help others along the way.


She shares some insights with us on her regular column, designed to support newly qualified and seasoned social workers.

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Community Care’s Jobseekers’ Survey 2021

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Do you prefer to work as a locum or as a permanent employee?

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What keeps you in your job, or what would tempt you to look elsewhere? Do you see yourself working in the profession in the long-term? What impact has Covid-19 had on your preferences?

These are among the questions we are asking in Community Care’s jobseekers’ survey, our annual stocktake of what social workers value in their roles and their broader working lives.

Our survey looks at issues including:

  • social workers’ preferences for agency or permanent work;
  • what might tempt you into looking for a new role;
  • how you feel the application process should operate;
  • what employers could do to make you want to stay in social work for longer.

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The Future

The key to putting in a good performance and securing the job is preparation. We take you through the main steps you need to secure that top job.

Find out how local authorities in England perform against the national average; hear directly from practitioners in children’s and adult social care and see how you can be part of their teams.

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