Promoting systemic thinking, and therapeutic and relationship based approaches in social work


Promoting systemic thinking, and therapeutic and relationship-based approaches in Social Work

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We’re looking for a Social Media Champion…

GAPS is a UK based charity which promotes relationship-based approaches and psychodynamic and systemic thinking in social work. It is funded by its ownership of the ISI ranked Journal of Social Work Practice.

We are looking for a Social Work Practitioner or Social Work Student to help us build and strengthen our networks, explore new communication channels to deepen the impact of our work, and let more of the UK’s 124,000 social workers know about GAPS and what we do.  

Trial Role

The role will be supported by the charity’s coordinator, and will be done on an ad hoc basis.  We would like to trial this role between October 2023 and January 2024. We are offering a £1,000 retainer for this period. Following review in early 2024  we hope that the role will be an ongoing one.

We are looking for a Social Work Practitioner or Student who:

  • Is experienced in using social media in a professional context
  • Is confident and motivated to guide the charity’s Social Media approach
  • Has an understanding of, and enthusiasm for relationship-based approaches, and psychodynamic and systemic thinking in social work.
  • Is available to attend our National Conference on 3rd November either in person in Birmingham or online*.

*This is an important condition however, if you are unavailable on that day but you feel you are otherwise well suited to the role, we invite you to let us know of your interest.

If you are interested in this role, please complete the application form below:

(We will close the application process when we have found the right candidate, but not before midnight 8th October 2023)

Centre for Social Work Practice Legacy Fund

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Practice Development Bursaries

GAPS Members may apply for bursaries to fund, for example, conference attendance, setting up a work discussion group, running a workshop, or other practice development opportunities.