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Specialist Learning and Development Advisor - (Social Work and Safeguarding)

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
14/06/2020 23:59
£36,876 .00 pro rata to hours worked
Hours per week:
Job Category:
HR/Recruitment/Training & Development
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Badminton Road, Yate
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
14 Jun

Further information

Specialist Learning and Development Advisor (Social Work & Safeguarding)

Salary Band: £36,846 - £39,782

Working Pattern: Permanent

Location: Badminton Road, Yate / Kingswood

How you’ll make a difference:

As a Workforce Development Advisor you will be central to supporting the continuing professional development of our children’s and adults social work and OT staff, in line with their department’s workforce plans. You will also be responsible for supporting the training and development programmes of our local multi-agency safeguarding partnerships.

You will play a vital part in supporting our current training programmes and in working with colleagues to further develop these as well as managing the council’s “Continuing Professional Development Offer”.

What does a typical day look like?

This role focuses on supporting a range of workforces to meet national professional standards, legislative expectations, and local policy, via effective, specialist and value-adding CPD, expertise and accreditation support. It involves extensive liaison with stakeholders, for example council managers, our Principal Social Workers, learning and development staff in partner agencies, and external suppliers of education and training.

You will be responsible for coordinating, designing, and quality assuring a range of learning, development, and accreditation support for staff in the council’s social work, OT, and wider safeguarding/sector services.

You will be directly involved in commissioning training and education support from external providers, deliver training and learning programmes, working with groups and coaching individuals. Where appropriate, this will include digital solutions such as webinars or e-learning.

You will contribute specialist expertise in policy development and supply practice-related advice and guidance and you will coordinate and lead local and regional groups focused on learning and development.

You will make recommendations and assist senior stakeholders in co-ordinating initiatives, projects, and improvement programmes, both within the council and across our local external sectors.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different:

We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance - whatever that means for them.

We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.

We trust our team to work in the way which allows them to make the biggest difference and we continue to invest in technology to help staff do their jobs to the best of their ability and celebrate innovation.

What we need from you:

This is a fantastic opportunity for a practitioner with a social care or occupational therapy background, who can also bring experience of employee learning and development.

It’s important that you have relevant and specialist expertise in social work/safeguarding, gained in an operational, professional or workforce development context and have strong communication and facilitation skills, with the ability to present and deliver information and structured learning experiences to varying sizes of groups.

Working at South Gloucestershire Council:

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of

We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life, and

We’re providing essential services across our internal network to ensure we can fully support our community.

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

To Apply:

Before completing your application please ensure you have read the full job summary as this details the full criteria for this role.

Closing Date for applications: 14 June 2020

Interviews will be held 29th June 2020.

We’re making a difference: be part of it!

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