Job Description

This role has a starting salary of £36,989 per annum, based on a 36 hour working week.

Do you have a passion for improving outcomes for children and families and developing people?

Are you experienced or interested in learning and development?

Do you have an understanding or experience in safeguarding?

If you answer yes, then this could be your next the role!

We are excited to be recruiting a new Safeguarding Partnership Learning and Development Officer who will sit in the Surrey Children’s Services Academy.

Our Academy aims to recruit, retain and develop the Children’s Services’ workforce, and collaborate with the Surrey Safeguarding Children’s Partnership to facilitate their learning offer. It will aim to raise professional standards, introduce, and embed new skills and ways of working, and provide up to date knowledge and research to support practice development. The Academy supports staff within the Children, Families and Lifelong Learning Directorate, foster carers, and Partner agencies.

About the Role

In this role, you will be expected to build positive relationships with partners from the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership and colleagues in Children, Families and Lifelong Learning. Through these relationships, you will work collaboratively to identify and facilitate a high-quality learning and development programme for workers in the Partnership, which may also cross over into CFLL.

You will contribute to evaluating the learning and training on offer, to ensure it is making a difference to children and families through the impact it has on practice and is valuable to practitioners. You will lead on producing an annual training brochure and working with colleagues in the Academy to ensure courses are well advertised and attended.

To apply and be considered for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Knowledge and/or experience of learning and development
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, procedural frameworks, and practice standards in Safeguarding children
  • Competent in a range of IT tools including MS Office and database management systems.
  • Proven written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with good negotiation and influencing skills, and the ability to maintain effective working relationships at all levels.

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 23/07/2023.

Interviews will take place during the first two week of August 2023.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit the advert on the employer site.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:

  • The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
  • The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form

Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

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