HR Officer

Closing Date : 19 Apr

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Principal Planner (Development Control)/Senior Planner (Career Grade)

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Workforce Development Officer

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 18.5 

Salary:£36,711 - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RF 


Closing date:20 April 2021 at midnight 

• To develop, write and be responsible for an Early Help professional development framework
• To co-ordinate the implementation of a service competency framework across the service
• To liaise with the Learning and Development and Practice Excellence teams to develop a training and development programme
• To be a point of liaison with workforce development activities within the broader Children and Families department
• To ensure links are established between the Early Help professional development framework and broader regional and national agendas
• Level 4 qualification in a relevant subject, e.g. /NVQ4 childcare, youth justice, social work qualification, teaching qualification, child nursing qualification,
• OR Significant and demonstrable and relevant knowledge and experience as described below, including significant experience of managing and developing staff within children and family services in a multi-agency environment.
• Experience of using Signs of Safety approach in practice Experience of training / coaching with a range of practitioners
• Past experience of delivering Early Help services to children, young people and families.
• Past experience of managing risk to children living within vulnerable families or communities
•  Evidenced experience of having formulated learning and development solutions to suit operations/business needs.
• Experience of successfully challenging inadequate practice or poor behaviour to achieve positive change.
• Proven ability to deliver projects/tasks on time and within an identified budget
• Knowledge of the role of learning and development as part of transformation, workforce development and performance improvement
• A working knowledge of Signs of Safety and its applications across the continuum of need.
• Knowledge and understanding of the Safeguarding Competency Framework
• Knowledge of a range of theoretical models and frameworks which underpin Early Help practice.
• Knowledge and understanding of how different bodies of professional knowledge can be integrated in practice to drive up quality of practice.
• Knowledge and understanding of the demands associated with complex/”stuck” casework.
• Knowledge of key research/best practice in the field of Early Help including that promoted by national knowledge hubs.
• Knowledge of the role of learning and development as part of transformation, workforce development and performance improvement
• Can build productive relationships with a wide range of colleagues -creating trust and building a culture of support and challenge.
• An ability to challenge thinking, innovate, and inspire across a large multidisciplinary workforce
• Skills in influencing and negotiating with managers and key stakeholders, both internal and external
• Excellent communication skills with an ability to tailor materials to suit the audience.
• Skills to present to a variety of audiences ? Ability to manage meet deadlines and resolve competing demands or conflicting priorities
• Demonstrate the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English Essential for this post
• An understanding of, and commitment to Equal Opportunities, and the ability to apply this to all situations.
• Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 Follow relevant health and safety policies, procedures and legislation
• The post-holder must be willing to undertake further training within an early help professional development framework
• The post-holder may be required to attend, from time to time, other training courses, conferences, seminars, or meetings as required by his/her own training needs and the needs of the service
This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity
Interview's will take place on Wednesday 5th May
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquires please contact Louise Pettitt Email: or Tel; 07946 132 249.
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
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