Practice Educator

Brent Council
Brent, London (Greater)
£46,839 - £49,827 p.a. inc.
14 Jun 2021
04 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full time

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 Post

A great opportunity has arisen for a Practice Educator to work in our Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Service.

The role of the Practice Educator is to support the Principal Social Worker in organising, promoting and developing practitioners’ skills and knowledge and to promote the Practice Framework and compliance with professional competencies within Brent.

This role is designed to work closely with Team Managers and Practice Consultants to offer feedback and support in embedding our Practice Framework and practice models within teams. In addition, the role involves supporting facilitating group supervision, undertaking practice observation and providing developmental feedback.

The Person

We are looking for a good team player who is committed to supporting practitioners to raise practice standards. Do you have a can do attitude, excellent communication skills and some experience of mentoring, teaching, supporting or guiding others? You will embrace the Brent Practice Framework and have training and experience in some of our practice approaches- ideally systemic practice including Signs of Safety.

This role will offer you the opportunity to develop, support and embed high practice standards. You will have supportive managers committed to your development and you will work with a dedicated team of colleagues with good knowledge of safeguarding and quality assurance work.

If you are passionate about supporting, Social Workers develop, progress, and committed to raising standards then we would like to hear from you. If you would like to find out more about the role, please contact our Principal Social Worker, Jo George, for an informal discussion on 020 8937 3759.

Closing Date: 4 July 2021 (23:00)

Additional Information

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.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.

Applications from candidates who have applied for this role in the last 6 months will not be considered.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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