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Learning & Development Consultant

  • Salary: £34000 - £37000 per annum + Amazing benefits
  • Location: Wiltshire
  • Date posted: 24-10-2017
  • Sector: Fostering, Social Work
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: HQ00002966_1508835628

Learning & Development Consultant - Home Based - Trowbridge

Salary of up to £37,000 per annum + excellent benefits

Are you:

  • An experienced Fostering Social Worker?
  • An experienced Foster Carer Trainer?
  • Looking for a flexible home-based position?

A highly reputable, Independent Fostering Agency are looking for an experienced Foster Carer Trainer who is home-based in the South West. You will be responsible for training and developing foster carers across the South West. This role is an excellent opportunity and requires a dynamic and creative experienced Fostering Social Worker who can capture the attention of foster carers and inspire foster carers under their own supervision.


  • Salary of up to £37,000 per annum
  • A car allowance of £3,000
  • Mileage paid
  • Pension Scheme
  • Dental Cover
  • Life Insurance
  • Other terrific benefits

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of the training requirements for and training needs of both foster carers and staff (when required)
  • Undertake research and information gathering to develop own knowledge and contribute to a training information data bank to ensure that followed and the most appropriate training resources are recommended, developed and delivered
  • Contribute to the development of course content, materials and planning for the delivery of
  • 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 (when required)
  • Work in liaison with centrally based L&D Coordinators to achieve effective course management and ensure that post course requirements are fulfilled
  • Maintain and develop own knowledge and skills as a social work practitioner and a trainer


  • You will need to be a Qualified and hold a relevant Social Work qualification (DipSW/CQSW) and are registered with HCPC
  • You will have experience of Training Foster Carers
  • You will need to have significant experience as a Qualified Social Worker within Fostering
  • You will have an excellent working knowledge and understanding of the current legislations and frameworks within Children Social Care and the Fostering sector
  • Full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle
  • You will have competent skills to foster training

CLOSING DATE: 10th November 2017

INTERVIEW DATE: End of November / Start of December 2017

Want to apply?

Please follow the instructions on this screen or alternatively contact Tom McKenna on 0118 948 5555 or via email for further details