Senior Practice Educator

Halford House ( Halford Street Entrance)

Job Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 5th March 2020

Salary: £17394 - £18924

Total salary package*: £25805

Job Reference: LCC01139

Hours: Part Time


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About the job

Passionate about people and quality practice? This is an exciting time to join Leicester City Council as we focus on strengths based practice ensuring children and adults are at the heart of our work. To help deliver our vision we are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Senior Practice Educator to improve the quality and quantity of social work and social care practice learning opportunities.

Working as part of our Centre for Professional Practice; alongside the Principal Social Workers, Learning and Development Managers and as part of a specialised practice education team, you will focus on developing, co-ordinating and supporting social work programmes and placements alongside universities, providers and the teams across Children’s and Adults Social Care and Education Division.

We offer agile and flexible working that supports a healthy work life balance and at Leicester City Council we are committed to supporting your continual professional development.

Your role

As a Senior Practice Educator, you will co-ordinate the provision of practice learning opportunities, training and supporting on-site supervisors, as well as training, supporting and assessing practice educators, supporting social worker development and undertaking supervision and assessment of students using an off-site model of practice teaching. You will support access to social work education opportunities and curriculum development as well as research, plan and deliver training and development activities for on-site supervisors and practice educators.

What you will need

With substantial experience of working as a Practice Educator with at least two recent students, you will have excellent knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and procedures. You will also have an understanding of theories of adult learning in the context of social work practice, along with the ability to translate theories, policies and procedures to practice and support others to do so. With good verbal and written communication skills sufficient to convey information to a variety of audiences, you will also have good analytical skills to assess practice (written, via observations). Using a calm but assertive approach you will have the ability to manage, supervise, motivate and develop staff effectively either individually or in groups.

To apply

If you want to support Leicester City Council in operating with creativity and drive for the benefit of Leicester and its people, then we would love to hear from you.

1 x part-time, permanent post to 18.5 hours per week. The exact working pattern can be discussed at interview.

Please complete our online application form, referring to the attached person specification and ensuring you tell us about your experience and knowledge where this is being measured by application form.

Should you wish to attach a CV please ensure this is tailored to the job requirements which will give you the best chance of being shortlisted.

For an informal conversation please contact Kate Wells on 0116 454 6541 or Tej Gorania on 0116 454 5942.

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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We are Leicester City Council

As the unitary authority for the largest city in the East Midlands, at Leicester City Council we’re committed to using our creativity and drive to improve the lives of the 348,000 people who call Leicester home.
We take decisions that affect people across our city every day in areas from social services and housing to roads and leisure facilities. From transport and education to major developments and improvements. From attracting businesses to Leicester, creating jobs for our people through to encouraging investments. Join us and you’ll help to improve the lives of everyone who lives and works in Leicester.



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