Training and Development Co-ordinator (Fostering & Kinship) – Trowbridge
Wiltshire Council
Trowbridge, GB
5d ago


The Kinship and Fostering team work with some of our most vulnerable children in Wiltshire. The countywide team has responsibility for fostering recruitment and assessment, approval, training and support across, including kinship care.

Our aim is for carers and children to receive a high quality, efficient and effective service which results in them being more resilient - making a positive difference to their lives.

Our approach is underpinned by our Trauma Informed ethos and an increasing use of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP).

As part of maintaining and improving the quality of our kinship and fostering services we need to ensure we have suitable training / development pathways and courses in place, both off the shelf’ and bespoke, for mainstream and kinship carers.

We aim to make accessibility to learning and development as easy as possible and just in time’.

About the role

As a Training and Development Co-ordinator, you will play a key role in maintaining and expanding our mainstream learning and development offer, as well as working with kinship staff to develop our Kinship training pathway.

You will be involved in co-ordinating, facilitating and delivering our learning opportunities.

Remaining up to date with the latest guidance, knowledge and practice is a key aspect of being able to ensure our service remains confident that our foster carers can meet fostering standards and therefore fulfil our statutory obligations.

Our offer :

  • Minimum of 25 days annual leave, plus public and bank holidays, as well as the option to purchase 20 additional days annual leave
  • The Kinship and Fostering team are at the forefront of rolling out across the Families and Children’s department DDP training, as our chosen method for trauma informed practice.
  • You will have opportunities to learn and practice on this way.

  • We offer light, spacious and modern working environments allowing flexibility to work at any of our hubs where you will have access to free, priority parking.
  • During the latest government lockdown restrictions, you will be working remotely / from home, unless visits / work requirements are essential)

  • Dedicated time for learning and development and monthly reflective supervision
  • Access to visible and highly accessible managers to support and maintain oversight of your work.
  • You will be equipped with required modern technology so that you can work flexibly. We support a flexible approach to achieving better work / life balance.
  • We have a variety of ; including CMI accredited leadership programs and career paths into management.
  • We offer an attractive package
  • Employee wellbeing services and family friendly policies
  • Discounted leisure membership
  • The opportunity to enhance and develop your contextual safeguarding skills, as we are part of the contextual safeguarding scale up project with the University of Bedfordshire.
  • About you

    Applicants for this role must be qualified to degree level or equivalent in a relevant field (e.g. social care, training and development or similar).

    A training qualification or significant relevant experience in learning and development is essential.

    Interviews will be held on : Friday 25 June 2021

    Unless otherwise indicated, all interviews are held virtually on Microsoft Teams or by phone where this is not possible.

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