Training officer - #35287

East Sussex County Council

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Hailsham
Contract type: Full time

Do you have a passion for training and continued professional development in the workplace?

If so becoming a training officer at Lansdowne Secure Children’s Home could be your calling. Lansdowne is a secure children’s home run by East Sussex which houses some of the most vulnerable young people aged between 10 to 17 from across the UK.

This exciting role involves supporting the recruitment, training, development and retention of staff at Lansdowne. As a talented communicator, you’ll liaise with staff ranging from newly appointed members to senior managers to identify areas of improvement within the team, which will inevitably result in a more enriching experience for the children we care for at Lansdowne.

The successful candidate will have a Level 3 diploma in Residential Childcare, experience working in a children’s residential home or similar and be willing to take a QCF Assessor (if you haven’t already obtained it). You will be a creative thinker and innovator, continuously developing methods to engage staff and children in training exercises. As Lansdowne is a Secure Children’s home it does come with its challenges, including requirement to undertake physical intervention and de-escalation skills. Because of this, you’ll need to have strong self-awareness and be resilient.

Our vision is to provide exceptional care, learning and support to the children placed here, and facilitate their successful resettlement back into the community. We will achieve this through providing an enthusiastic and empathic staff team with an exceptionally well-resourced home. Above all else we will show kindness, and strive for children placed at Lansdowne to feel safe and loved.

Interviews will take place face to face on 1 December.

To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above. When completing your application be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests.

We offer an excellent benefits package that caters to a variety of aspects, including wellbeing of staff, more information can be found on our benefits page.

For more information about Lansdowne Secure Childrens Home please click below:

Careers at Lansdowne secure children's home | East Sussex County Council

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Karen Carty

Email: ***********

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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