It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation.
Our Values are:
About the team we are recruiting to
In Coventry, we are working hard to build something special. Children and families are at the heart of everything we do, and we believe they deserve the best outcomes. Children’s Services provides a wide range of statutory and non-statutory duties, from Early Help Services, through to children who are looked after.
The service reflects and responds to the changing needs of children and their families. It works to enable a reflective and flexible approach, with a strong Early Help offer and a real focus on Relationship Based Practice and Signs of Safety, which focuses on intervention and keeping families together.
Children’s Services is proud of its achievements to date and is continuing to ensure children and families remain at the heart of all it does. We will provide you with an environment where social work can flourish, with high support, high challenge and manageable caseloads. Children’s Services is proud of its workforce, who are committed, dedicated, and work to a high standard. We are seeking other like minded practitioners who would like to join us. We pride ourselves on building relationships with families and partners and hold respectful practice at the centre of all we do.
Coventry Safeguarding Children’s Partnership (CSCP) and Coventry Safeguarding Adults Boards (CSAB) operate to co-ordinate the delivery of safeguarding services for Coventry residents, constantly striving for improvements to ensure the best possible outcomes for Coventry.
The CSCP and CSAB has 3 statutory partners West Midlands Police, Coventry City Council and Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group.
What is the job role?
We are seeking to appoint a Training Officer to join a fast paced, dynamic team whose role is to support the work of Coventry Safeguarding Children’s Partnership and Coventry Safeguarding Adults Board.
You will take an independent role in coordinating and delivering the workforce development activity of each Board, working closely with senior managers across all agencies.
If you feel you would like an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Rebekah Eaves, Coventry Safeguarding Adults Board and Children’s Partnership Manager on 02476 976827.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Who are we looking for?
To be successful in this role we are looking for individuals who have:
- Proven skills in developing training both face to face and virtually.
- The ability to undertake research on a local, regional and national level and make recommendations relating to multi agency workforce development activity.
- A good working knowledge of the Children’s and Social Work Act 2017, Working Together 2018 and the Care Act 2014.
- Excellent communication skills both verbally and in written format.
- An ability to work with a wide range of managers at all levels of partner agencies.
- Professional qualification relating to service delivery to children or adults (social care, health, police, education etc.) or extensive professional experience
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Interview date: 9th November 2021.
Introduction to Coventry City Council
Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;
- Flexible working arrangements
- Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
- Pay progression through multiple increments
- Outstanding local government pension scheme
- Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
- Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
- Vibrant employee networks
Coventry City Council