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Natural beauty, national heritage (Windsor Castle is the oldest inhabited castle in the world) and diverse cultural offerings combine to provide something for everyone.

The borough boasts a number of excellent schools as well as a fantastic mix of housing. Both of these contribute to an incredibly high quality of life for all.

On top of all of this, we’re just twenty minutes from London with excellent transport links. This makes getting to and from the borough a piece of cake.

Achieving for Children are forward thinking and dynamic with employee happiness and satisfaction a high priority. The collaborative and supportive nature of the way we work provides a platform from which all employees can carry out their best work, achieve to the top of their abilities and secure positive outcomes for our residents.

The decision to join us marks the beginning of an exciting journey in which you will be challenged, supported and heard.

Assessed and Supported Year in Employment

If you’re just starting out, our Assessed and Supported Year in Employment scheme is second to none. Our Newly qualified social workers are supported heavily, ensuring that not only are their caseloads manageable but that they are given time to research and revise. In short, there is no better place to begin your career.

Development

We’re proud to invest in our people: our employees benefit from a range of learning opportunities and an individually tailored development plan. We always look for candidates with the potential to progress within our teams; joining us is the start of an exciting journey.

Management

All of our managers are hands-on and are readily available for discussions. This creates a collaborative culture from top to bottom and a healthy working environment. As a manager you’ll have the support of an involved senior management team with a wealth of expertise to share.

Working for us

We're on a journey...

And looking for talented and committed people to join us, whether you are a social worker, educational psychologist or a health visitor. Achieving for Children are a diverse and forward thinking organisation who innovate when it comes to smarter ways of working.

In a collaborative and supportive environment, we can help you carry out your best work as we strive to provide the highest quality care for our residents.

We are also proud to be amongst the first organisations to support the Frontline social work training programme. Find out more here.

These are just a couple of the many reasons why our people stay and grow with us, making us the perfect place to take the next step in your career.

Do you have the passion to be part of something exciting and make a real difference to children and families in the borough? If so, there is no better place than working for Achieving For Children within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

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Benefits

To show our appreciation for the hard work and dedication that our staff show, we have put together a generous benefits package.

Financial

As well as a contributory pension scheme, we offer season ticket loans and discounts on purchases for bikes and equipment through Cyclescheme.

Wellbeing

For those looking to stay fit and healthy, we offer access to a cycle to work scheme and funded eye tests.

Family

Working parents can purchase childcare vouchers via salary sacrifice.

Lifestyle

In addition to a generous annual leave allowance, a range of flexible working options are available.

Key Working Accommodation

We want to encourage the highest calibre of workers to come and make their homes in the Royal Borough, to assist with this we maybe able to offer support with key worker housing, if available.

Other

Benefits for staff include:

  • 37 hour week
  • Competitive Salary
  • Local Government Pension scheme
  • 25-34 days annual leave, dependant on grade/service
  • First class training and development

Living in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

Places of interest

Windsor and Maidenhead boast a combination of heritage, natural beauty and cultural hotspots. On top of this the borough is only twenty minutes from London and extremely close to the M25, all of this combined provides a rich and diverse home for our residents.

Maidenhead

Boulters Lock is a popular lock and weir on the River Thames on the eastern side of Maidenhead and the weir is well known for its whitewater freestyle kayaking. There are also a number of eateries with views over the River Thames for people to enjoy.

Waterside Inn

This 3-star Michelin restaurant is owned and run by Alain Roux and offers classic French cooking. With an idyllic setting on the banks of the Thames, this establishment provides truly fine dining in beautiful surroundings.

Windsor Royal Shopping Centre

The crown jewel of Windsor’s shopping destinations, Windsor Royal Shopping Centre is located amidst the fantastic, newly refurbished Victoria Railway Station. As well as over 40 exciting shops, Windsor Royal is also home to a range of restaurants, bars and an art and craft market.

Windsor Castle

With a rich history spanning almost 1,000 years, Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Official residence of Her Majesty the Queen, the castle attracts around 1 million visitors each year.

Windsor Great Park

Shrouded in mystery and legend, Windsor Great Park covers 4,800 acres only parts of which are open to the public. The park is home to the story of Herne the Hunter whose ghost roams around wearing the antlers of a stag and riding a black stallion at the head of a pack of hounds.

LEGOLAND®

Dedicated to the world of the famous colourful bricks, Legoland Windsor is a unique family theme park experience. Set in 150 acres of parkland, the resort offers over 55 rides, shows and other attractions.

Ascot Racecourse

One of the most renowned racecourses in the country and home to the world famous Royal Ascot, Ascot Racecourse offers visitors a day at the races to remember.

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