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As and When Training Consultant

Home Working Combined with Travel Across England
£17.86 per hour
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

Job Details

As and When Training Consultant (18863)

Location: Workplace offer: Hybrid working, Barnardo's hub/office or home address

Contract type: As & When

Hours: As & When

Salary: £17.86 per hour

Closing Date: 24 June 2024

Interview Date: 25 June 2024 - Liverpool - venue TBC

Are you an experienced Learning and Development Consultant? Are you social work (or equivalent) qualified and have substantial practice/management experience in a range of settings?

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Learning and Development Consultant to work on an As and When required basis across England with the children and young peoples workforce in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Location: The role will consist of home working combined with travel across England.

Some of the key responsibilities are:

  • To work with the Head of Business and the core team to identify new work opportunities drawing on existing networks and intelligence about external demands.
  • To design and deliver consultancy work including training and development programmes within specified guidelines, agreed timescales and costs.
  • To contribute to the design and monitoring processes of the effectiveness of services delivered to ensure the continuous promotion of best practice. To explore the potential to generate repeat work when appropriate.
  • To be able to respond to initial enquiries and provide information about the process for commissioning work. To be able to seek an understanding of client's needs and record relevant information.
  • To be able to identify and utilise various learning and development tools, models, methods and best practice in such a way that promotes continuous learning and sharing of best practice.
  • To contribute to the services and resources available to external agencies through bringing specific knowledge, experience and skills in respect of safeguarding children and young people, including the impact of domestic violence.  

Ideal Candidates Must haves:

  • Relevant qualification in social care, education, youth work or health or equivalent.
  • Excellent working knowledge and understanding of safeguarding legislation, policies, and practice and relevant systems for vulnerable children.
  • Good working knowledge and understanding of children and young people's agenda and current policy initiatives and drivers.
  • Previous practical experience of designing, planning, delivering and evaluating training programmes commissioned by a range of other agencies
  • Significant experience of working to safeguard children and young people
  • Several years' management experience
  • Ability to negotiate and influence people, including the ability to communicate persuasively at all levels, including with commissioners, senior managers in external agencies and multi-agency groups of both managers and practitioners

More about the Service

Barnardo's Training and Consultancy Service has been established to enhance the influencing agenda externally using a social enterprising approach to design and deliver training and consultancy services commissioned both internally and externally. The successful candidate will work alongside the established core team to negotiate new work, develop proposals, produce quality materials and deliver the consultancy service.

If you are looking to bring your knowledge, skills and experience to undertake training with those working with children and families then we would love for you to submit your application!

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.


Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and  Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates. 

Our basis and values


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