Salary range: £33,291 - £35,724 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
Promoting professional development in Adult Social Care
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
The Skills Academy Officer is a recently created role overseeing the new co-produced skills and training offer developed as part of Brent's Adult Social Care ongoing transformation programme. The role will have responsibility for managing the different training offers for the pathways that make up the Skills Academy. The focus is on equipping staff with the knowledge, skills and motivation to carry out their work and practice effectively, with a strong emphasis on the quality of practice in relation to our residents. Increasingly, you will need to be strategic rather than reactive, engaging with managers and staff to assess the skills and knowledge within the department and determining what learning and development is needed to develop existing skills and meet any gaps.
The right person for this role is enthusiastic about promoting professional development and developing the strengths, knowledge and skills that staff require to engage with residents in a fair and respectful manner. They are skilled at building strong professional relationships with teams based on open and honest communication, and have the analytic skills to produce comprehensive, accurate analysis of staff's training needs. The ideal candidate aspires to create conditions for people to achieve their potential and have a positive impact on the lives of residents.
Closing Date: 01 March 2020 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: tbc
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible. Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.