Partnership Practice Consultant
 

Partnership Practice Consultant
Salary - SCP 37 (£42,855 per annum) | Based in Kingston | Fixed-term or secondment until March 2022 | Full-time (36 hours per week) 

 

Achieving for Children recognise these are unprecedented times, but we continue to build capacity to support our most vulnerable groups.  To do this we are continuing to attract talented professionals to join us as we continue to provide OUTSTANDING (Kingston ILACS Ofsted 2019) services.

 

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further,  we want to hear from you.  We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.


About the role
We are excited to be looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Practice Consultant. The aim of this role is to improve the quality and quantity of professional development opportunities for social work students and professionals across the ‘Developing Together:Social Work Teaching Partnership’. This will include, but is not limited to, working with the following groups: students, Practice Educators, Onsite Supervisors, Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs), early career social workers, managers and those responsible for assessing NQSWs in their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).

We are recruiting a Practice Consultant to join our team to implement our exciting Social Work Teaching Partnership which will improve the lives of children, young people, adults and families. You can find out more about our Partnership here.


The post holder will be employed (or seconded) to Achieving for Children (AfC) to facilitate and support the development of good social work practice across the partnership in line with the implementation plan, working in collaboration with the Practice Consultants, Project Lead, Social Work Lead and all partner agencies.


About AfC

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here

About you

To be a Practice Consultant for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points
  • Have a social work qualification and Social Work England registration

  • Have post-qualifying experience,

  • Have Practice Educator qualification 

  • Experience of being a Practice Educator to a student within the last 2 years or assessed a NQSW in their ASYE or be involved in the planning/managing of student placements or an ASYE programme

  • Have some experience designing and delivering training material to social work students/professionals

  • Be confident in, or show a willingness to develop skills in, virtual delivery of training and development

About our benefits
When you join AfC you will have access to:

  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures. 

  • Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.

  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.

  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.

  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all. 

  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation. 
  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.

To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here


To apply 

Please apply online including a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the role profile.


If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Libbi Aldred, Partnership Project Lead on admin@developingtogetherswtp.org.uk to request an informal discussion. 

Advert Closing Date - 9th December 2020
Provisional Interview Dates - 14/15/16th December 2020


Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Area
Kingston, Richmond, Twickenham and Chessington
Working Hours
Full-time
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Salary From
£42,855
Salary To
£42,855
 

Partnership Practice Consultant
Salary - SCP 37 (£42,855 per annum) | Based in Kingston | Fixed-term or secondment until March 2022 | Full-time (36 hours per week) 

 

Achieving for Children recognise these are unprecedented times, but we continue to build capacity to support our most vulnerable groups.  To do this we are continuing to attract talented professionals to join us as we continue to provide OUTSTANDING (Kingston ILACS Ofsted 2019) services.

 

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further,  we want to hear from you.  We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.


About the role
We are excited to be looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Practice Consultant. The aim of this role is to improve the quality and quantity of professional development opportunities for social work students and professionals across the ‘Developing Together:Social Work Teaching Partnership’. This will include, but is not limited to, working with the following groups: students, Practice Educators, Onsite Supervisors, Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs), early career social workers, managers and those responsible for assessing NQSWs in their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).

We are recruiting a Practice Consultant to join our team to implement our exciting Social Work Teaching Partnership which will improve the lives of children, young people, adults and families. You can find out more about our Partnership here.


The post holder will be employed (or seconded) to Achieving for Children (AfC) to facilitate and support the development of good social work practice across the partnership in line with the implementation plan, working in collaboration with the Practice Consultants, Project Lead, Social Work Lead and all partner agencies.


About AfC

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here

About you

To be a Practice Consultant for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points
  • Have a social work qualification and Social Work England registration

  • Have post-qualifying experience,

  • Have Practice Educator qualification 

  • Experience of being a Practice Educator to a student within the last 2 years or assessed a NQSW in their ASYE or be involved in the planning/managing of student placements or an ASYE programme

  • Have some experience designing and delivering training material to social work students/professionals

  • Be confident in, or show a willingness to develop skills in, virtual delivery of training and development

About our benefits
When you join AfC you will have access to:

  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures. 

  • Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.

  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.

  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.

  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all. 

  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation. 
  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.

To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here


To apply 

Please apply online including a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the role profile.


If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Libbi Aldred, Partnership Project Lead on admin@developingtogetherswtp.org.uk to request an informal discussion. 

Advert Closing Date - 9th December 2020
Provisional Interview Dates - 14/15/16th December 2020


Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.