Social work in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

As part of our Adults Service you’ll have the opportunity to empower vulnerable residents to lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives. You will strive to support independence amongst our service users and will in turn be supported in using your own ideas and making your own decisions in doing so.

We seek to innovate where it enhances the care we provide, drawing from our people’s knowledge and expertise to develop our service.

We know that our workers’ frontline experience places them in the best position to make big decisions that will impact service users. This is why those who join us will find themselves with a unique amount of control and influence; you’ll have a voice in our service and the chance to shape our future.

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About Cambridgeshire County Council

It is incredibly important to us that our people are happy, comfortable and at ease in their work. That’s why we promote a culture in which our people feel continually supported, in their work, their lives and in pursuing their ambitions.

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We have developed an environment where all staff are listened to, opinions and ideas are valued and anyone can influence the future of their service. This is a policy that runs through every level of the council. Our Chief Executive – shared with Peterborough City Council as well as most of our senior managers - is heavily involved in all aspects of the organisation and offers the opportunity for staff to put questions to her and raise issues.

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We firmly believe in properly recognising and rewarding hard work and achievement. For those who go above and beyond, or are high achievers, we always want to be sure they get the recognition they deserve. We have a range of awards where staff can be nominated by managers or their peers, with rewards including shopping vouchers and extra days of holiday.

With such an iconic location, happy environment and supportive culture, Cambridgeshire County Council is somewhere you can achieve great things.

About Peterborough City Council

We focus on recruiting outstanding social workers to support children’s services in Peterborough.

Peterborough offers you a rich and supportive work environment, together with a high standard of living for you and your family.

Peterborough is also one of four local authorities implementing the innovative Family Safeguarding model.

 As one of the UK’s smaller cities, it has a simpler local government structure, but it faces the same social issues as much bigger urban environments. It therefore has a real need for excellent social workers.

Living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Only those that have punted along the River Cam, taking in the sights of the famous College ‘Backs’ will truly understand the magic of Cambridge.

But Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is so much more than this tourist day trip vision of the city. It is a diverse and varied county with a range of interesting towns and villages offering a wide variation in the cost of living and house prices.

Peterborough is attracting more and more national and global businesses, the unrivalled transport links and exciting plans for growth make the city a great choice for businesses seeking to relocate or expand.

It’s not all about work though and Peterborough is also a great place to live and bring up a family. It has one of the highest ratios of green space per person in the UK – and offers an excellent quality of life. You can go from the hustle and bustle of the city centre to the glorious green expanse of Ferry Meadows in just five minutes.

The area’s rich heritage, beautiful countryside and charming culture combine to make this one of the most desirable places to live and work in the country.

Click the links to find out more about each aspect of living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.


To apply to be a social worker for Cambridgeshire County Council or Peterborough City Council, click here..