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Training and Learning Lead

£40,000-£42,000 (remote) or £43,226-£45,226 (including London weighting) (pro rata if part-time)
Full-time or part-time (Full-time (flexible, working minimum of 28 hours/per week considered – pro rata))
Contract (18 months with extension dependent on funding )
Job description

Can you make sure that kinship carers in England receive high quality, user centred training online and in person?

About the role

We have been awarded the Department for Education contract to deliver high quality training to kinship carers across England. You will be responsible for delivering high quality online and face-to-face training and managing a team of inhouse facilitators and external partners.

This is a new team so you will need to be someone who is comfortable with a high level of ambiguity and who is able to build outcome and target driven services from a user centred approach. We have a lot to do over the next 18 months.

From April 2024 to March 2025, your team will need to deliver exceptional training to 4,000 kinship carers in England through in person and online sessions. These are divided into introductory and advanced training. We will be delivering at least 16 roadshows across England so travel will be required in this role. In person training will also involve experiential learning in peer support groups and community venues. Introductory training will be delivered in-house.

You will also work with external expert facilitators and partners to develop new advanced training sessions and modules. Subject experts within Kinship, will also deliver training and you will need to ensure content and delivery meets a consistent standard.

The right person will need to work collaboratively with colleagues across Kinship and be used to working in cross-functional teams. You’ll need to be curious, detail orientated with an improvement mindset.

What we’ll offer you 

Kinship offers 30 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time) as well as a generous pension scheme. This fixed-term role is open to flexible working (school hours would be considered). We have an excellent wellbeing offer including the Employee Assistance Programme and clinical supervision. We will invest in your professional development with training and career development opportunities.  

Kinship is committed to championing equality, diversity and inclusion.  We believe our work is greatly enhanced by the varied backgrounds, experiences and views represented within our teams.  We aim to create inclusive teams, celebrate differences and encourage everyone to join us and be their true self at work.   We therefore encourage applications from anyone who fits our values, whatever their religion or belief, sex, gender identity, race, age, sexuality or disability and are actively seeking candidates that can bring real innovation and commitment to us. 

This is a fantastic time to join a supportive and well-established team within an organisation with rapid growth ambitions. This role will be what you make it and we’re looking for someone to seize this opportunity! 

To apply:

Please apply for this role through BeApplied. You will be asked to answer five questions and attach your CV. You will have max 250 words per answer.

  1. Describe how your experience and your values are a good fit for this role
  2. This service needs to deliver 4,000 training experiences for kinship carers over 1 year, please clearly describe your experience of delivering high quality training at this scale and pace.
  3. If you were offered the role, what would you prioritise in the first two months and why? Tell us about what you’d need to find out and what would be your approach to the role.
  4. Please describe how you would ensure that training is meeting the needs of kinship carers (think about outcomes, evaluation and participation).
  5. How would ensure your team are motivated, high performing and delivering exceptional training – both in person and online?

Application deadline: 9:00am on Wednesday 13 December 2023

Interview date: Tuesday 19 December 2023 – in-person (Vauxhall). It is anticipated that this will be a one stage in-person interview process, but this may change depending on the volume and calibre of applications.

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Posted on: 30 November 2023
Closed date: 13 December 2023 at 09:00
Tags: Training

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