Our Recruitment Process

A meaningful career journey

Joining the Pebbles family means starting a career jounrney where you can make a real difference to young lives, while developing your professional skills with the support of passionate and caring colleagues.

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Artwork by Pebbles’ Young People

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.

What we look for

We love discovering talented individuals who want to join our family to brighten young people lives through a meaningful career in Residential Child Care.

Our teams strive to see young people flourish and there are lots of opportunities 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 and colleagues.
  • Valid driving licence.
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Our interview process

Your job application will be reviewed by our dedicated team, and if your experience and skills match our requirements, you will be invited to attend an interview. Interviews can be face to face, over the phone or through platforms such as Microsoft Teams.

There may be more than one trained hiring manager interviewing you, as part of our commitment to safer recruitment.

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

The hiring managers will begin the interview 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, giving 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.

I have to say you have been excellent in keeping me very well informed throughout

my application and very efficient in dealing with me.

Jennifer, Residential Child Care Worker

Our Recruitment Process Icons Passionate careerHow do we ensure we have recruited safely?

All successful candidates are subject to thorough background checks, which is vital to ensure we have taken every step to protect the young people in our care. These include:

  • DBS / PVG Checks
  • Employment references
  • Previous address history
  • Right to work in the UK
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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.

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

You’ll care for others, we’ll care for you

As part of our team, you’ll enjoy unrivalled benefits, such as:

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  • Healthcare Cashback Plan: Confidential, 24/7 Employee Helpline; Cashback on Optical, Flu Jabs, Dental, Prescriptions, Chiropody; Advice on Financial, Childcare, & Relationship; Health & Wellbeing Support; Discount on Gym Memberships; Face-to-face Counselling
  • Learning & Development Opportunities
  • Competitive Salary Grades
  • Life Assurance & Pension
  • Annual Leave Entitlement
  • Industry Recognised Qualifications
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Monthly Recognition Awards
  • Social Stream to Share Your Experiences
  • Cover of DBS / PVG Cost

Join Our Family

There are a range of exciting opportunities to join us. Why not discover through which of our roles you would thrive and make a positive impact on the lives of our children and young people?

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