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Great Benefits

Here are some of the many great benefits of working for Peterborough City Council:

Competitive Salary 

Social Worker basic salaries of up to  £38,813 (subject to experience) PLUS retention payments

Senior Practitioners are paid up to £42k PLUS retention payments

Generous Retention Payments

Annual lump sums on top of your salary of:

    • 2.5% of  your starting salary payable on the 1st anniversary of your start date
    • 7.5% of your starting salary payable on the 2nd anniversary of your start date
    • 10% of your starting salary payable on the 3rd anniversary of your start date
    • Fixed lump sums payable every year thereafter depending on your grade

Retention payments are only applicable to social workers within the Assessment, Family Safeguarding and Children in Care teams and are subject to satisfactory performance.

Local Government Pension

    • All employees are automatically admitted to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) from the day of appointment, with generous employer contributions.

Great Annual Leave Allowance

    • 24 days annual leave per annum when less than 5 years service. This will rise to 29 days after 5 years, 30 days after 10 years and 31 days after 15 years. (Continuous local government service will be applied where appropriate)

Relocation expenses

    • Up to £8000 is available to those who are living over 25 miles from their new work base at the time of appointment, and move significantly nearer to their new work base. Further detailed terms and conditions apply and can be provided on request.


    • We offer generous Occupational Maternity/Paternity Pay in addition to Statutory Maternity/Paternity Pay.

Peterborough Rewards

    • Peterborough City Council employees benefit from a wide range of discounted lifestyle, wellbeing and financial rewards. We are actively exploring new exciting reward options which may be added to our already competitive package.


    • All of our employees and their families have access to extensive free expertise including health and fitness advice, financial and legal advice, confidential face to face counselling and advice on a full range of work and lifestyle issues. These services are provided by Health Assured. Our employees have access to discounted private health insurance. Employees can obtain quotes from the provider directly and will be based on individual circumstances.