Professional Development Coordinator

East London, London
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW005540_1546515684
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-01-03
  • Location: East London, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-01-24
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

A great opportunity has arisen for Professional Development Coordinator to join their team within East London.

You will develop and coordinate practice learning opportunities for students requiring a Local Authority placement across both the Adults and Children's Workforce. In Children's Social Care the post holder will take the leading role in coordinating the Social Work Professional Development Unit. You will also to coordinate the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment programme (AYSE), (and any other externally funded) scheme ensuring compliance with employment procedures and policy, pastoral care and guidance and, where appropriate, assessment of competence.

The responsibilities of a Professional Development Coordinator includes:

  • Contribute to a strategic approach to meeting workforce development
  • Develop and maintain effective partnership arrangements with HEIs, external trainers and training providers
  • Collaborate effectively with HEIs to ensure up to date and professionally relevant delivery of local social work degree courses
  • Liaise and coordinate the work between HEIs, students and practice educators
  • Work in partnership with HEIs on student selection, design and delivery of the degree and provision of high quality placements
  • Work with the Private, Voluntary and Independent Sector to develop and provide high quality placements for student social workers
  • Provide professional support to practice educators, social work students on placement and NQSWs
  • Lead on the ASYE programme to ensure staff achieve competence as new practitioners

Requirements of a Professional Development Coordinator:

  • HCPC registered
  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential
  • A qualified and experienced practice educator, with experience of coordinating practice learning and the ASYE programme
  • A good understanding of social work legislation, practice education, learning and development
  • Solid experience of designing, delivering and commissioning training and development

Salary: Up to £28.31 p/h, based on experience

If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Tradewind on 0203 743 6103 or email

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