Peterborough is an exciting place to live and work. The City is a vibrant energetic place, and one of the fastest growing in the UK. Located in the eastern region, London is just 45 minutes away by high speed train.
Our Childrens Services is "rapidly improving" as demonstrated in our recent Ofsted Safeguarding inspection. Inspectors reported positively about the Councils investment in additional social work posts and the manageable sizes of caseloads. Social workers described being supported in their work and listened to with regular supervision and good training.
The report read: "Since the last inspection significant changes in senior leadership have taken place. The lessons from that inspection have been taken seriously by the council resulting in a determined drive to address the identified deficits through rapid improvement. The support of politicians and partners has been a key element to the improvement programme. This current inspection can confirm positive progress is being made."
Inspectors also highlighted the following:
Our number one priority is to become the employer of choice in the region, and alongside the great achievements above, Peterborough has an impressive benefits package to offer you.
Following a successful recruitment campaign our vacancy rate is now just over 10% and reducing, and we are looking to recruit to our few remaining permanent vacancies.
Thank you for taking the first step to joining Peterborough, we look forward to hearing from you.
Director of Children’s Services
What Ofsted said... "This current inspection can confirm positive progress is being made".
What would you recommend about working at Peterborough Children’s Services?
“It’s a friendly hard working authority that cares about the children. Social workers are well supported with many training opportunities.”