Learning & Development Trainer – Children’s Services

Learning & Development Partner (Trainer) – Children’s Services

Salary: £30,000 – £35,000 per annum




Compass Corporate Services are thrilled to be partnering with a nationwide provider of specialist children’s services. Our client supports thousands of service users throughout the country, across their specialist care, education, and support services. Together we are searching for an established Learning & Development Partner to add significant value to their essential delivery team.

The Role

We are seeking a dynamic individual to supplement the budding training function as Learning & Development Partner. A seasoned and accomplished trainer, with a strong background in children’s social care and Learning & Development, is required for the role. As an experienced facilitator of L&D, you will deliver a wide range of agreed training staff across the organisation, including inductions, refreshers, and further developmental courses. The courses will be delivered on topics such as medication administration, safeguarding, positive behaviour support, risk assessment, first aid, attachment theory, childhood development, trauma, CSE, and more. You will be working closely with the Divisional Lead and Learning & Development Partners to identify learning needs and develop a range of learning interventions across the group, from face-to-face workshops to distance learning. These interventions will be learner centred, of the highest accepted standards, innovative, and result in improved practice. It is crucial that you have experience with all essential criteria. It is envisaged that this is a full-time permanent role.


This is a hybrid role, with much of the time spent delivering face-to-face workshops/inductions in services around the Leicester/Tamworth area. It may be required of you to perform distance or e-learning training via webinars. Access to a stable and reliable internet connection is necessary.

Essential Criteria

  • Experience within a children’s home is imperative.
  • Driving license and access to own vehicle is essential.
  • Comfortable with travel aspect throughout region is necessary, might be away from home Monday to Thursday (if further afield from Leicester/Tamworth).
  • Experienced in delivering/assisting in the delivery of training.
  • Undergone training themselves.
  • Confident in ability to train groups of 12 – 18 participants.
  • Access to stable and reliable internet connection is essential.
  • Role models exemplary behaviour in term of conduct, attitude, performance, credibility, and proactive self-development.

The Candidate

  • Accomplished and experienced professional with both Learning & Development and children’s social care.
  • Resilience, adaptability, and patience is key.
  • Person management skills are desirable.
  • Develops own skills, knowledge, and abilities over time.
  • Keeps up to date with current and emerging thinking in children’s social care practice.
  • Proactively reflects on own practice to improve performance.
  • Proactively establishes and develops good relationships with all key stakeholders ensuring high levels of trust and credibility both personally and for the team.
  • Needs to be dynamic.
  • Can be from a Registered, Deputy Manager, Service Manager, or Team Leader background in the children’s sector.

Interview Process

This is a 2-stage interview process. The 1st stage is competency-based questions scored using the Safer Recruitment Scoring Method. 2nd stage is a further discussion around competency answers.

Contact Details

If you would like to be considered for this brilliant opportunity, please contact Isobel Johnson directly on 0161 507 5060. Alternatively email an updated CV to [email protected]


Compass Associates Ltd is acting as a Recruitment Consultancy for this permanent vacancy; we offer a £200 John Lewis voucher for a successful recommendation following the completion of probation/rebate.

Compass Associates, established in 2009, is an award-winning, UK specialist Health and Social Care Recruitment Consultancy providing tailored, high quality recruitment solutions for all permanent assignments.

Contact the Consultant

Isobel Johnson, BA (Hons), AREC

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