GSCP Trainer & Development Officer – Permanent

This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            GSCP Trainer & Development Officer
  • Job Location:                     Quayside House 
  • Salary:                               £27,803 – £30,296 per annum (pro rata) 
  • Hours per Week:               21.72 
  • Contract Type:                   Permanent 
  • Closing Date:                     02/06/2024 
  • Job Requisition Number:   9054 
  •  This post is not open to job share



About The Role

This post sits within the Practice Development team working under the Safeguarding Business Unit on behalf of the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership (GSCP). It is an exciting opportunity for someone with a range of training skills and safeguarding experience. This post will be ideal for someone with proven safeguarding children and child protection practice, skills and knowledge, coupled with training delivery and development experience and a desire to develop in a statutory service area delivering key partnership messages on Child Safeguarding and Child Protection to multi-agency practitioners.


The position is an essential addition to the GSCP Business Unit in its role to assist the counties lead safeguarding partners in fulfilling their statutory duties under Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023.




About You 

The right candidate will be working within the Training & Development arm of the GSCP Business Unit, reporting to the Practice Development Manager. The post holder will be the primary delivery training officer for the  partnerships multi-agency safeguarding training curriculum, whilst supporting and enabling the delivery of complimentary modules from specific safeguarding specialists to monitoring and quality assuriance of eLearning and other resources. In addition the post holder will work closely with the Practice Development Manager and key partners in the cascade of learning from local safeguarding reviews, child death reviews, muti agency audits and national safeguarding reviews into the essential learning resources and training packages, targeting all practitioners operating across the wider Gloucestertshire Safeguarding Partnership. 


This position sits within a small and well respected professional child safeguarding advisory unit. the right candidate will need to be approachable, flexible and be prepared to enage in a range of activities as required by the GSCP Business Manager. In return the post holder will occupy a key position in a unique and exciting safeguarding Business Unit influencing practice change across the safeguarding system. 




About Us

In return we will offer you:

  • Regular formal and informal support.
  • Safe, supportive, and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision.
  • Access to relevant training and career progression.
  • Annual leave of 25.5 days (pro rata) up to 30.5 days (pro rata) after 5 years employment.
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Staff discount scheme that offers access to great savings including discounts with major supermarket chains and high street retailers.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network.
  • Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&C’s apply).


Additional Information

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-


GSCP Trainer and Development Officer – Job Profile

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.

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