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Coventry City Council

Practice Educator

Job Type

Fixed Term


West Midlands



£38553 - £45648

Posted Date

25 August 2022


Closing Date

5 September 2022

We are currently looking for Practice Educators to join our Help and Protection Area Teams on a 12 month fixed term basis and another Practice Educator to join our Looked After Children and Permanence team on an initial 12 month basis.

As Practice Educator you will contribute to the development and retention of social workers through the provision of practical support, training, research, learning and assessment.

You will oversee and manage the learning and development of assigned staff/social work students within the designated team/service and will support staff to develop their knowledge, skills and experience relevant to the service area.

You will develop and enhance practice relating to an area of specialism in respect of learning, research and/or service improvement for the Service Area.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a Qualified Social Worker with substantial knowledge of social work practice with Children, including theory, government initiatives, law and current research. For the position in the Looked After Children & Permanence Service, you will be required to have a substantial working knowledge about care planning for children subject to care proceedings.

You will have knowledge of Social work’s code of practice and registration issues.

You will have substantial knowledge of learning styles, teaching and assessment methods, sound knowledge of AOP and ADP issues, national and local policies and how they affect service users and students.

You will also have substantial knowledge of the requirements of the social work degree (including PCF and Knowledge and Skills Statements for Statutory Children and Families Social Work), NQSW and Professional Practice Standards.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

For an informal conversation about the roles please contact Sarbjeet Bhambra -, Helen Rennocks - or Sandra Kerr -

Interview date: TBC

About the team we are recruiting to:

In Coventry, we are working hard to build something special. Children and families are at the heart of everything we do, and we believe they deserve the best outcomes.

Children’s Services provides a wide range of statutory and non-statutory duties, from Early Help Services, through to safeguarding children, children who are looked after, are leaving care or adopted.

The service reflects and responds to the changing needs of children and their families. It works to enable a reflective and flexible approach, with a strong Early Help offer and a real focus on Relationship Based Practice and Signs of Safety, which focuses on strengthening and keeping families together wherever possible.

Children’s Services is proud of its achievements to date and is continuing to ensure children and families remain at the heart of all it does. We will provide you with an environment where practice with children and families can flourish and make the most difference, with high support and high challenge at the forefront.

Coventry is passionate about creating something special, where families are valued; we are building a service based on relationship and restorative based practice in line with our Signs of Safety methodology and this family valued model enables children services to only intervene when it has to and where families are empowered and enabled.

Introduction to Coventry City Council:

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and it was the UK City of Culture 2021. We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons as you can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.

Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

- Flexible working arrangements
- Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
- Opportunity for Salary Match and Pay progression through multiple increments
- Outstanding local government pension scheme
- Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
- Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
- Vibrant employee networks
- Lifestyle savings
- Salary Sacrifice Schemes; Car Scheme, Cycle to work and more
- Interest free travel loans
- Payroll giving scheme
- Workplace parking scheme
- Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave
- And much more

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