Job Description

Job Introduction

The starting salary for this role is £36,282 per annum for working 36 hours per week.

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

Are you experienced or interested in learning and development?

Do you have an understanding or experience in safeguarding?

If so, then this could be your next the role!

This new and exciting position sits in the Surrey Children’s Services Academy. The purpose of the Academy is to recruit, retain and develop the Children’s Services’ workforce, and collaborate with the Surrey Safeguarding Children’s Partnership to facilitate their learning offer.

The Academy works 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 (CFLL), foster carers, and partner agencies.

About the role

The purpose of this role will be to build positive relationships with partners from the Surrey Safeguarding Children’s Partnership and colleagues in Children, Families and Lifelong Learning. 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.

About you

You will be a highly effective communicator able to engage with colleagues, and be solution focused to work through issues that arise.

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.
  • Competency in a range of IT tools including MS Office and database management systems.
  • Proven written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with good negotiation and influencing skills, and the ability to maintain effective working relationships at all levels.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 4th September 2022 with interviews to follow.

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.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Lee Donoghue by e-mail at

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


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.


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