Children’s Professional Development Manager – £52,000+

Location: Leatherhead  |  Surrey  |  England
Sector: Social Care
Consultant: Vincent Lagos
Job Reference: 33332
Salary: £52903 - £52903
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

Children’s Professional Development Manager

Leatherhead, Surrey.


This is an excellent opportunity to join the Practice, Quality and Learning Service within Surrey Children’s Service. The team supports continuous improvement as a learning organisation to positively impact upon practice standards and deliver improved outcomes for vulnerable children and families.

About the role:

  • As Professional Development Manager you will lead in the professional development of trainee and practicing social workers and will have the knowledge and expertise to provide advice and support in a range of areas including Student Placements, Step Up, Apprenticeships, Accreditation and ASYE.
  • You will manage the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) and develop the Teaching Partnership to improve the overall quality of practice learning.
  • You will supervise the Practice Educator role with the team and develop and expand the training and support to Practice Educators and Work Based Supervisors to ensure a high quality placement experience for students.
  • You will take on responsibility for supervision of non-professionally qualified staff, particularly the Senior Family Support Worker (CSE) following appropriate training on staff supervision and assessment of competence, and mentor newly qualified social workers.
  • Evaluating practice through audit and quality assurance, evidencing outcomes and working with managers across Children’s Service to develop plans and actions that drive practice and service improvement.

Requirements of a Development Manager:

  • Professional social work qualification, CQSW or Diploma in Social Work (Dip SW )
  • You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills with the ability to develop positive working relationships with Universities, Higher Education institutions, partner organisations and the SW London & Surrey Alliance on a local, regional and national level to promote collaboration, joint working and share best practice.
  • A broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding.

What to expect:

  • Generous Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Relocation allowance up to £8,000 (subject to criteria)
  • A wide variety of training and development opportunities
  • Flexible working options
  • Commitment to Career Progression
  • Childcare vouchers, season ticket loan and subsidised gym membership
  • Many more benefits under an internal rewards scheme.

Can you see yourself working in Surrey?

Apply today.

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Please feel free to contact Vincent on 07520 634 851 or at [email protected]