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Senior Learning and Skills Officer

£33,486 per year (ERYC Grade 10 - Local Government Pay Award 2022/23 pending)
Term Entry
Fixed term until 31 October 2023 (Due to Maternity cover)
Type Hours
Full Time (37 hours per week)
Monday to Friday
County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA (Some travel may be required)
Closing date
Job closes on 16 October
Interview date
Interviews are To be confirmed
Service area
Service area: Participation, Innovation and Improvement
Job reference
Job reference: CYSS001069
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The job itself

A great and exciting opportunity has arisen within the Participation, Innovation, and Improvement portfolio for a Senior Learning and Skills Officer to cover maternity leave for twelve months. The Senior Learning and Skills Officer (Children’s Services) is responsible for the planning and delivery of high quality, responsive and efficient training, learning, and development opportunities delivered internally to Council staff, Partners and Stakeholders. This post is critical and key in developing and delivering our holistic training, learning and development offer to the workforce across Children and Young People Support and Safeguarding Service (CYPSSS) and across our wider Partnership arrangements.

The post holder will be responsible for developing new and evaluating existing training, learning and development packages/activity to ensure that they meet the needs of the service internally and externally, as well as be the link between CYPSSS and the Corporate Learning and Development service.

The postholder will work under the matrix directive of the Principal Learning and Skills Officer (Social Care) and Effective Practice, Learning and Development Manager to identify priorities for skills, development, and qualifications, and then work with Council and sector colleagues, including Senior Managers and Elected Members to develop highly appropriate learning content that is high quality and fit for purpose.

The post holder will also work alongside the Effective Practice Consultants to drive up the quality of practice through the development and delivery of specific packages of training, learning and development to specific service areas, specific teams and/or specific individuals across the practice system. The post holder will work alongside the Effective Practice Academy Manager to support the development of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Centre’s of Excellence.

The post holder will be directly line managed by the Effective Practice, Learning and Development Manager and will work closely with the Principal Children and Families Social Worker and the Principal Practice Lead in ensuring that all activity complements with the recently launched Model of Practice. The post holders will also work closely with colleagues within the Effective Practice Academy and the Principal Learning and Skills Officer

The Office Base for this role will be County Hall, Beverley although will work across the East Riding of Yorkshire footprint alongside the Head of Service and the Participation, Innovation, and Improvement management team. Working arrangements will be hybrid and working days are Monday to Friday.

Our model

‘You can, I can, We can’

We have created a bespoke practice model that reflects and connects our vision, our value base and our behaviour as one East Riding of Yorkshire approach to working with children, young people and their families, which is nurtured and grown from within East Riding of Yorkshire CYPSSS and owned by our workforce.

We remain committed to Signs of Safety as a practice framework, but this will be set within a much wider, values based, model of practice that clearly connects Signs of Safety much more clearly with the East Riding value base, and our overall approach to making and sustaining relationships with children, families, and communities.

Without a well embedded model, there is nothing to centre our practice on to ensure that, while the work may be different, all our teams are grounded in the same values, beliefs, theories and approaches. Having a well-developed practice model helps to create a common language for the service and enables everyone to understand how we go about doing the right things, in the right way and for the right reasons for children and their families.

The right candidate

We are looking for an energetic, creative, and experienced practitioner who can demonstrate tenacity and enthusiasm in making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people through the support offered to colleagues in all areas of practice. You will have proven ability of supporting your colleagues and will be able to evidence that you are committed to working in a strength based, restorative and relational way.

You will have an understanding and experience of working with children, young people and their networks and experiences of working within a statutory setting, as well as a thorough knowledge of legislative frameworks and demonstrable commitment to the values of family involvement, relational approaches and empowerment.

We are a small team and positive relationships are valued. Therefore, it is essential that the post holder is able to work effectively with others with a flexible and adaptable approach in a relational based approach – always demonstrating their commitment to working to the highest possible standards whilst remaining at all times child centred.You will have excellent written and oral communication skills which will enable you to support and you will be able to demonstrate a high level of motivation and the ability to work independently, with skills in working within timescales and with conflicting priorities.

If you are meet all of these qualities, have the right value base, and are an innovative leader, then what are you waiting for? Apply now and make a difference.

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Paul Elliott
Head of Service Participation, Innovation and Improvement
Lindsay Sewell
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Additional information

Remote working

The Council offers many remote working opportunities as part of our commitment to providing flexibility wherever possible for our employees.

Pay and reward

The Council is undertaking a review of pay and reward as part of its ambitions to attract and retain employees by having effective pay and development structures in place to support modern ways of working and to support the provision of Council services which meet local priorities. Please note that the future terms and conditions of this post may change following the outcome of this review.

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Some travel across East Riding of Yorkshire may be required, applicants must be able to transport themselves.

DBS/Medical check

This post is subject to medical and enhanced DBS clearance.

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