Social Worker in Fostering Service

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
18/12/2023 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House
£36,648 to £40,221
Weekly Hours:
Vacancy ID:
Closing date:
18 Dec
Further Information

Peterborough City Council’s Fostering Service are looking for a Social Worker to join the team.

The post offers the chance to establish close and meaningful relationships with children and young people, to be creative and passionate about their goals and aspirations.

Contribute to high quality service delivery, further develop strong partnership and cross service working and innovate and build on the good practice that is already in place.

In addition, we can offer you:

· A competitive *salary plus generous retention payments
· A relocation package up to £8,000 (T&Cs apply)
· Excellent pension scheme
· Agile working
· Superb career progression opportunities
· A wide range of training and CDP including opportunities for qualifications as a Practice Educator and Age Assessor
· Flexible Working Arrangements inc. 9 day working fortnight
· Generous Annual Leave
· salary grade subject to experience

We have stable and supportive management team who are aspirational for children and young people.

The team are compassionate with a great sense of community.

An Ofsted focused visit in Summer 2021 found:

· ‘The local authority’s quality of placement matching is an area of strength'.
· ‘Senior leaders and social workers understand children's experiences' and consider 'their views, needs, wishes and feelings'. In addition, social workers apply 'thoughtful and thorough placement planning and help carers understand children's needs'.
· Senior leaders have a 'clear understanding and knowledge of practices, experiences, and children's progress in care'.
· Social workers have manageable caseloads and are equipped with the tools needed, including suitable technology.

· The successful candidate will have:

· A social work qualification and current SWE registration
· A good understanding of the legislative and regulatory frameworks of multi-agency statutory children’s services.
· Excellent interpersonal skills including being able to work directly with children of all ages.
· Good self-awareness and ability to be reflective.
· Great team working skills.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this role, please do not hesitate to get in touch with .

We are a can do service that is committed to foster carers, developing local homes for local children so they can flourish in their home city.

There has never been a better time to work for our council. An explosion of growth is taking place in Peterborough which will benefit everyone who lives, works and spends time here. Peterborough’s new university opened its doors last year, with phases two and three in progress, and a new government hub at Fletton Quays opened its doors earlier this year.

Plans are afoot for many other city centre sites, including the railway station which the city council has received £48million from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund to redevelop, and a new city centre hub and footbridge across the embankment, as part of a number of projects being funded by the Government’s Towns Fund.

Peterborough’s time really is now.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve