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Learning & Development Consultant - Fostering

  • Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
  • Location: County Durham
  • Date posted: 17-05-2018
  • Sector: Private & Voluntary, Fostering, Management, Social Work
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: HQ00003354_1526557781

One of the UK's largest Independent Fostering Agencies is looking for a Learning & Development Consultant (Foster Carer Trainer) for their Fostering Service in the North of England.

This role is a full-time, home-based position with a salary of up to £37,000. The ideal Social Worker will have significant experience as a Supervising Social Worker within the private sector, significant experience of training Foster Carers & Social Workers and possess an enthusiastic & bubbly personality. You will be required to hold training sessions across different training venues across Yorkshire and the North East.

What is on offer for the Learning & Development Consultant:

  • An excellent travel package (Mileage Paid at 0.45ppm & a Car Allowance of £3,000)
  • Generous annual leave (+ bank holidays)
  • Excellent progression opportunities
  • An excellent work-life balance
  • Pension Scheme
  • Health Insurance
  • Other excellent benefits

Duties and Responsibilities for the Learning & Development Consultant:

  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of the training requirements for and training needs of both foster carers and staff
  • Contribute to the development of course content, materials and planning
  • Work to support the Group Training Manager to produce the annual regional training plans
  • Develop & deliver approved courses for: Foster Carer Applicants, Approved Foster Carers & Staff
  • Maintain and develop own knowledge and skills as a social work practitioner and a trainer

Requirements for the Learning & Development Consultant:

  • A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW)
  • A valid HCPC registration
  • Significant experience of working within a Fostering team as a Supervising Social Worker or Manager
  • Significant experience of Foster Carer Training and/or training Social Workers
  • Experience of working with an Independent Fostering Agency
  • An excellent knowledge and understanding of the current legislation and frameworks relevant to Children Social Care and Fostering
  • You must hold a full UK Driving Licence and have access to a vehicle to travel to other areas



Location: Durham

Salary: up to £37,000


Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Jamil Olweny on 0118 948 5555 for further details and please do be sure to leave your contact details

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