Our Recruitment Process

Safer recruitment statement

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the young people in our care and all hiring managers complete safer recruitment training on a regular basis.

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What do we look for?

We recognise it is our dedicated team that make a difference for young people and we want to attract and retain the best possible professionals into Pebbles.

The Company is committed to employing and promoting the most appropriate people in a fair and consistent manner and ensuring there is no discrimination at any stage of the recruitment process or in the terms and conditions offered to new employees or promoted employees.

Our teams work hard and there are lots of opportunity for fun activities which can be very rewarding, but there are challenging times too and resilience is a key attribute we look for along with:

  • Good understanding of the principles of safeguarding and child protection legislation
  • Knowledge of the basic needs of young people
  • Ability to form professional and positive relationships with our young people
  • Valid driving licence

What is the interview process?

I have to say you have been excellent in keeping me very well informed throughout my application and very efficient in dealing with me.

Our interview process is a blend of social, technical, competency and safer recruitment questions tailored to each specific role.

You will be invited for interview and given the date and time along with who will be conducting the interview with you. There may be more than one trained hiring manager interviewing you, as part of our commitment to safer recruitment.

Interviews can be face to face, over the phone or through platforms such as Microsoft Teams.

The hiring managers will begin by making sure you are comfortable and have everything you need, they will outline how the interview process will be carried out and provide a time estimate, they will give you sufficient time to speak and respond to questions.

All interviews are scored, and the successful candidate selected on that basis. The successfully selected candidate will receive an offer of employment from our recruitment team subject to satisfactory background checks.

How do we ensure we have recruited safely?

All successfully selected candidates are subject to thorough background checks, which include DBS / PVG, employment references and previous address history, along with the usual right to work checks. This is vital to ensure we have taken every step to protect the young persons in our care.

Once these are completed, the successful candidate will be able to join our team.

Learning & development

From our induction process to completion of professionally recognised care accreditations, we will support our people through their development with us and are committed to regular one to ones with our people where they have an opportunity to provide feedback on their development and agree with us a plan for their future development.

We want you to be the best at what you do and we want to help you achieve that, which is why we have a dedicated learning & development team providing guidance and support during your career with us.

What do we offer?

We are committed to offering fair pay and reward for each role and we achieve this through technical evaluations of each role which inform our pay and reward strategy.

Our professional people in our Care Operations are on hand to provide care and support to our young people 24/7 and working hours are likely to include shift patterns which include ‘sleeps’ and ‘waking nights’ forming part of the pay and reward for each role.

Employee benefits include fair pay, health cash plan, death in service (DIS), employee assistance programme along with the customary pension and annual leave entitlements. We will meet the cost of your DBS/PVG and any subsequent renewals during your time with us.

We want you to feel safe and as well as receiving support from your line manager, our professional HR team are on hand to listen to you. Additionally, we have an external confidential helpline to report any health & safety, legal or ethical concerns you may have.

How do you apply?

You can view our current vacancies on our careers page, or through job boards, such as Indeed, where current vacancies are advertised, or by downloading our application form below.

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