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Welcome

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Rochdale Borough Council.

We are a vibrant borough in Greater Manchester at the foothills of the South Pennines. It’s a great place to live, work and socialise with fantastic commuter links, served well by public transport and easily commutable from lots of nearby places across Greater Manchester and Yorkshire.

As well as being the birthplace of the global Cooperative movement, Rochdale is a proud and pioneering borough which played an important part in the Industrial Revolution.

Today, we are forging a new revolution with an exciting future for our residents.

In children’s services, we have come a long way over the last five or six years and have made real progress, which was reinforced by the positive ‘focused visit’ from Ofsted in January 2019. We are proud of the innovative work we’ve done on complex safeguarding and in developing our relationship manifesto; helping and supporting our families to be the best they can be.

Looking forward, we are seeking to embed the relational model of practice and implement the ‘No Wrong Door’ approach on the back of a significant DfE funding bid. We are also introducing a Strengthening Families initiative which is a pre-birth programme working with parents who have had multiple children removed. We are also working across Greater Manchester to increase co-ordination and share best practice.

As a result of our success, several of our team have recently moved on to more senior roles elsewhere – which is testament to our ability to develop our staff. We are therefore seeking committed, innovative and skilled applicants who can further drive our improvement agenda and make a real positive difference to the lives of our children, young people and families.

It’s an exciting time to be joining our borough as we play our part in a major contribution to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework; a game-changing opportunity that will create an additional 12,000 new homes, 20,000 new jobs and more than 1million square metres of new employment space alongside out own substantial town centre redevelopment.

I hope I have whetted your appetite to look more closely at these great opportunities to work with us. Thank you for your interest. I look forward to meeting you.

Best wishes,

Gail Hopper
Director of Children’s Services

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