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Safeguarding Partnership Training and Workforce Development Lead

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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Safeguarding Partnership Training and Workforce Development Lead
£43,434 - £55,758 per annum 
Full Time (36 hours)
Location: Wandsworth Town with some flexible working from home
Ofsted Rating: ‘Good’

Are you a seasoned practitioner with a robust understanding of child safeguarding principles, coupled with a talent for facilitating the learning and growth of others? When joining Wandsworth Safeguarding Children’s Partnership (WSCP) you will contribute to the reinvigorated vision and priorities of this partnership, emphasising a commitment to fostering anti-racist practices, enhancing educational opportunities, engaging with communities, facilitating access to inclusive mental health services, and integrating lessons learned from local and national child safeguarding practice reviews. 

About the Role

In this position, you will have the distinctive opportunity to work directly under the Safeguarding Partnership Business Manager, with engagement across all partner agencies. 

You will hold primary responsibility for overseeing the delivery and coordination of multi-agency training and development initiatives, encompassing core safeguarding training and the integration of insights gleaned from child safeguarding practice reviews.

You will be adept at using your influencing skills and will collaborate closely with leaders across Health, Police, Local Authority, and Education sectors, championing multi-agency collaboration aligned with Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

You will be a qualified social worker, registered with Social Work England paired with experience of developing and delivering training and/or workforce development initiatives that you have evaluated for impact to improve quality of practice and the subsequent lives of children and families. 

You will be able to respond to new ways of working laid out in WTSC 2023 and be interested in multi-agency working practices and how these can safeguard children. 

For an exceptional candidate possessing a proven track record in delivering training and workforce development, there is potential for appointment to PO5 level, with the added responsibility of collaborating with the Quality Assurance Manager to spearhead multi-agency quality assurance endeavours. To be appointable at PO5, specific elements of the duties and responsibilities must be met at interview. Please refer to the Job Profile attached to this advert for more information. 

If you are passionate about safeguarding children, adept at driving organisational change, and possess a wealth of experience in training and workforce development, we invite you to apply and join us in our mission to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Wandsworth.

For more information or for an informal conversation about the role please contact Kamilah McCalman, WSCP Business Manager at

Closing Date: 11:59pm on Sunday 21st April 2024

Shortlisting Date: Monday 22nd April 2024

Interview Date: Thursday 25th April 2024

Please note, the presentation task will be sent with the interview invite. 

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. 

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. 

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Some posts may be exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to these posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We offer a wide range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees such as 40 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), flexible working and a generous pension plan.  

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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