The starting salary for this role is £36,282 per annum, working 36 hours per week, based at Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, KT22 7AH.
Do you have a passion for improving outcomes for children and families and developing people?
Are you experienced or interested in learning and development?
Do you understand children’s social care?
If your answer is yes, this could be your next role!
This new and exciting role sits in the Surrey Children’s Services Academy. The purpose of the Academy is to recruit, retain and develop the Children’s Services’ workforce, and collaborate with the Surrey Safeguarding Children’s Partnership to facilitate their learning offer. The Academy works to raise professional standards, introduce and embed new skills and ways of working, and provide up to date knowledge and research to support practice development. The Academy supports staff within the Children, Families and Lifelong Learning Directorate, Foster Carers, and Partner agencies.
You will develop and maintain positive working relationships with practitioners and managers in social care teams across Surrey Children’s Services to identify learning and development needs, and plan how best to meet these needs using a wide variety of learning and development tools.
You will contribute to planning the priorities for the overall learning and development programme facilitated by the Surrey Children’s Services Academy. You will build an in-depth knowledge and understanding of internal and external learning resources to share with teams. You will support practitioners in the Children’s Teams to build up their own learning and skills and gain confidence in accessing and delivering shared learning to colleagues, to complement the training offer being commissioned by the Academy. You will be a highly effective communicator, and work in a solution focused way to manage challenges that arise.
To apply and be considered for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Knowledge and or experience of learning and development
- Understanding of Children’s Social Care and/or experience
- Competent in a range of IT tools including MS Office and database management systems
- Proven written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with good negotiation and influencing skills, and the ability to maintain effective working relationships at all levels.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 4th September 2022 with interviews to follow.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Elaine Thomas by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.