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Social workers to net 'golden hello' from Herefordshire council
7:00am Thursday 7th March 2013 in News
PACKAGES of £10,000 are being offered to help fill vacancies in a Herefordshire Council department branded ‘inadequate’.
The council is offering the cash in “welcome payments” and “relocation packages” to entice employees to take up positions within its child protection service.
Eleven jobs with salaries ranging from £26,276 to £54,412 are currently advertised on the council’s website, while at the same time it faces a battle to save millions of pounds.
The council says the “welcome” offer will cut the use of costly agency staff to plug gaps.
Staff turnover and the use of agency staff were major concerns identified in October’s Ofsted report that found child protection practice in the county to be inadequate in all areas.
For more, see today's Hereford Times.