Vacancy -- Cafcass Cymru - Learning & Development Co-ordinator

Recruitment Principles

The Welsh Government's recruitment processes are underpinned by the principle of selection for appointment on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles.

Vacancy Details

Health and Social Services
Central Support Team
Management Band 3 - £23,625 - £27,400
£23,625
Full time (applications are welcome from people who work part time, as part of a job share or who work full time)
Permanent
Cardiff, North Wales, South East Wales
TBC

Purpose of Post:

Cafcass Cymru is a Division of the Health and Social Services Group within the Welsh Government.  It is responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children involved in Family Court proceedings.

The post will support the lead Head of Operations and the Senior Learning & Practice Development Manager on the development, management, facilitation and review of a revised learning and development approach within Cafcass Cymru. This approach will be centred on meeting the operational and social work learning and development needs of the organisation, and maximises the use of creative and innovative ways of doing so i.e. through the use of technology, increasing on-going engagement, and understanding how to provide effective learning in a busy, operational context.

The post will also support the lead Head of Operations in developing, nurturing and maintaining links with Social Care Wales, local authorities and universities to maximise practice-based learning opportunities for Cafcass Cymru staff and ensure Cafcass Cymru plays a role in informing, contributing and influencing the development of social work practice in Wales.

Key tasks:

  • Support the lead Head of Operations and the Senior Learning & Practice Development Manager on the development, management, facilitation and review of a revised learning and development approach within Cafcass Cymru
  • Provide support to the lead Head of Operations and the Senior Learning & Practice Development Manager in developing, nurturing and maintaining links with Social Care Wales, local authorities and universities to maximise practice-based learning opportunities for Cafcass Cymru staff, and to support the learning and development of the wider social work sector
  • Co-ordinate the preparation of the Cafcass Cymru Learning and Development Plan and Rolling Programme, and together with the lead Head of Operations and the Senior Learning & Practice Development Manager working alongside teams to identify their learning and development requirements.
  • Responsible for co-ordinating and implementing the delivery of learning and development for staff as required in the Plan and, where appropriate, ensure that training provision meets Welsh Government procurement rules.
  • Maintain up-to-date attendance records of training provided to staff.
  • Support the lead Head of Operations in managing the Learning & Development budget.
  • Responsible for arranging induction sessions for new staff.
  • Prepare highlight reports, briefings, etc. for presentation to Senior Leadership Team.
  • Promote opportunities for all staff to access learning and development across Welsh Government and other resources, as well as mentoring and shadowing.
  • To be responsible for maintaining effective arrangements for supporting mentoring and shadowing arrangements across Wales.
  • To take overall responsibility for arranging regional and national conferences as and when required.

Development opportunities:

This post provides opportunities to contribute significantly to the continuous improvement and development of the provision of effective and efficient services to support the delivery of Cafcass Cymru’s statutory functions in Wales.  The post will offer opportunities to develop strong links across the Welsh Government and with key stakeholders.

Closing Date:

20/06/2019, 16:00

Welsh Language Requirements

The Welsh Government acknowledges the importance of developing and growing its bilingual workforce, and welcomes applications for any post from candidates who demonstrate their capability to work in both English and Welsh. 


The following list of language requirements represents an objective assessment by the line manager on behalf of the Welsh Government of the Welsh language skills required to undertake the duties of this particular post.

Not necessary to undertake the duties of this post

Competencies / Job Specific Criteria

Competencies

  1. Changing and Improving - Take initiative to suggest ideas for improvements, sharing this feedback with others in a constructive manner. 
  2. Making Effective Decisions - Speak with the relevant people in order to obtain the most accurate information and get advice when unsure of how to proceed. 
  3. Collaborating and Partnering - Demonstrate interest in others and develop a range of contacts outside own team to help get the job done. 
  4. Delivering Value for Money - Manage information and financial data so that it is accurate, easily located and reusable.

Job Specific Criteria

  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills and a good working knowledge of core Microsoft Office applications.
  • Good communication skills and an ability to draft accurate, high quality documents.
  • Experience of working within an operational delivery organisation providing services to children and families.


Other Information

Post to be based in Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil or Llandudno Junction
Caroline Crosswood - 03000 257464 - caroline.crosswood@gov.wales

How to apply

All applications for this vacancy should be made online via the Welsh Government's online application system.  If you have a disability which would prevent you from applying on-line, please e-mail SharedServiceHelpdesk@gov.wales to request an application pack in an alternative format, or to request a reasonable adjustment related to a disability in order to submit your application.

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If you’d like to apply for this vacancy in Welsh, please use the ‘Newid Iaith / Change Language’ link at the top of this page, to take you to the Welsh version of this advert, from which you can apply in Welsh.

For further information regarding the Welsh Government recruitment process, please see the Recruitment Guidance for External Candidates (link).

When evidencing your suitability for the post, it is recommended that you refer to the Civil Service Competency Framework (link)

This vacancy is closed to applications.