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Workforce Development Officer

County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4QD

  • Full time
  • 2024-05-30
  • £37,336 - £41,418 a year
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 070524-50196

An opportunity has arisen to join us as a Workforce Development Officer within Adult Social Care Workforce Development Team in the People and Culture directorate.

This is a full time role at 37 hours per week. The post holder would be joining a dynamic team of people who develop and collaborate with other teams within the council in order to support the training and development needs of a number of different professions.

This is a fantastic chance to be involved in providing a comprehensive and efficient Workforce Development Service and developing student Social Workers and Newly Qualified Social Workers and Occupational Therapists.

You will work collaboratively with the Workforce Development Service Manager and Workforce Development Leads to provide the highest level of support for workforce development matters. There will be a key requirement to organise and provide support to student social workers on placement and you will also need to support a group of newly qualified social workers. You will carry out project work and deliver mentoring support and workshops and training online and in person where necessary.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for an individual who has experience of supporting student social workers or newly qualified social workers in a practice educator capacity or who is working towards that post qualifying award.

You will also need :

  • Outstanding prioritisation skills and able to work to tight timeframes
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly the ability to manage demanding and challenging discussions sensitively and effectively, and the ability to write concise and clear documents.
  • Experience or ability to learn skills in learning & development, including identifying workforce development needs, developing and implementing workforce development plans, evaluating impact and measuring effectiveness.
  • A PEPS approved Practice Educator Award or willingness to undertake the training
  • A people-orientated approach and be enthusiastic and positive about helping others develop to achieve their potential.
  • Strong commitment to Social Work Values and the values of the organisation.

If you have the skills and qualities required for this role and are looking to make a difference in a fast-paced service to bring real benefits to Adult Social Care, we would be keen to hear from you.

Interviews are due to take place on 10th June 2024.

Internal Applicants, please note: If you are an existing DCC employee, please use your iTrent Employee Self Service (ESS) details to log in and apply.

DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.
Happy to Talk Flexible Working – The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.
Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.
For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.
This role requires a DBS disclosure.

Does the job role include personal care?: No

Job location

County Hall
Topsham Road


Job category

Social worker - Adult


Devon County Council Local government

Type of organisation

Public Sector


Health and social care

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