A new campaign has been launched to attract 25 experienced social
workers to Peterborough.
An extra £3 million has been made available in Peterborough City
Council's 2012/13 budget to bolster the number of social workers in
Children's Social Care. This additional capacity will help support
vulnerable children and families in Peterborough.
The city council wants to become the employer of choice for
social care staff and is offering a range of benefits for people
who apply, including a comprehensive training programme and
Applicants will need to demonstrate a passion for helping
families and children in crisis, a commitment to protect children
in their families and an understanding of child development and
children’s needs. They will also need to be able to form good
relationships with families, possess good skills in communicating
with children and families and be organised and hard working.
Sheila Scott, Cabinet Member for Children's Services, said: "We
are determined to make Peterborough one of the best Children’s
Services in the country. When most councils are cutting their
investment in Children’s Services, we have injected an additional
£3 million into the service to recruit an additional 25 social
“Our vision is for Peterborough's Children's Cervices to be
outstanding and meet the needs of every child in Peterborough in
every part of Peterborough. In order to raise aspirations we need
the very best social workers to help us through this exciting
journey. If you think you're that person, come and work in
Sue Westcott, Assistant Director for Safeguarding Families and
Communities, said: "We are determined to make Peterborough one of
the best Children’s Services in the country and we are determined
to become the employer of the choice. If you're hard working
and reliable, passionate about helping children and families in
crisis and are committed to protecting children then we'd love to
hear from you."
For more information about a career in social work in
Peterborough, call (01733) 864581 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.