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"Knowing that the work I do contributes towards improving the lives of Peterborough residents is a real driver for me. Work isn’t just about coming into the office to do the 9 to 5, it’s about wanting to make a real difference. The commitment of my colleagues in working to achieve that goal means there’s always support when you need it and a great team spirit."

Claire M, Children's Services

Group Manager for the Children's Assessment Team

Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
05/06/2020 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House
£57,693 to £70,514
Weekly Hours:
Vacancy ID:

Job details 

Closing date:
5 Jun

Further information

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Group Manager within the Assessment Service in Peterborough. Whether you are an existing Group Manager or an experienced Team Manager looking for promotion, Peterborough is a Good authority, where you will be offered the chance to contribute to high quality service delivery, further develop strong partnership and cross service working, innovate and build on the excellent practice that is already in place.

Tight teams, low caseloads, life changing results. It’s a bold statement to make.
Join our children’s social care teams at Peterborough City Council and experience it for yourself.

“Peterborough values me… it’s a compassionate organisation that genuinely values its workers”

“I feel safe in my practice, I feel safe to say I think I might have got this wrong”

“We can be really effective in the work that we do and the outcomes we achieve for children – that makes it worth getting up in the morning”.

These are just some of the responses we had from our social workers when we asked them why they love working here. Does this sound like an environment where you could make a real difference?

Having achieved ‘Good’ in our 2018 Ofsted inspection we have firmly set our sights on ‘Outstanding’, and are looking for a passionate and committed individual to join us as Group Manager.

Join an experienced and dedicated management team working to ensure the best interests are achieved for children and their families.

Our Assessment teams are fast paced, lively and interesting, with a varied workload including Section 17 assessments, S47 investigations with cases transferring at initial Child in Need meeting or Child Protection Conference.

The successful candidate will have:

• A degree in social care with significant demonstrable post qualification
experience and current SWE registration
? An expert understanding of the legislative and regulatory regime of multi-
agency statutory children’s services and the designated specialist portfolio
for the role, together with an understanding of the framework within which
Local Authorities operate.
• Knowledge of how to recognise political context of social care and respond
appropriately at management level.
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Leadership and management experience within a relevant service context
• Experience of leading change within an organisation
• High motivation, energy and personal drive, resilient and demonstrating
highly developed emotional intelligence and self-awareness
• Successfully working to a budget in a demanding public arena

In return we can offer you:

• A competitive salary
• A relocation package up to £8,000 (T&C’s apply)
• Excellent pension scheme
• Agile working

If you would love to work for an authority that will genuinely love you back, apply today, with your CV to pccrecruitment@peterborough.gov.uk

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