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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

Social Worker - Children's Assessment Team - Fixed Term Contract

Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
30/06/2020 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House
£31,371 to £38,813
Weekly Hours:
Vacancy ID:

Job details 

Closing date:
30 Jun

Further information

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 social worker to join us on a fixed term contract until May 2021.

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 proactive and adaptable approach
• A passion for ensuring that Children and Families receive a positive and
timely first experience of our service
• A social work degree
• Current SWE registration

In return we can offer you:
• A competitive *salary plus generous retention payments
• A relocation package up to £8,000 (T&C’s apply)
• Excellent pension scheme
• Agile working
• Bespoke training and career progression opportunities
• Working as part of a supportive and compassionate team with a great
sense of community.

*salary grade subject to experience

If you would love to work for an authority that will genuinely love you back, apply today, by downloading the application form and sending with your CV to pccrecruitment@peterborough.gov.uk

This is a rolling campaign and we will review applications daily so please don't wait for the closing date to apply, we want to speak to you now!

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level.

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