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Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board Training Officer

Job Introduction

The Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) is a vital statutory service hosted by Staffordshire County Council.  Its purpose is to facilitate cooperation among local organisations, ensuring the welfare of children and young people in Staffordshire.

Our safeguarding partners:

  • promote child safety and wellbeing and together foster a culture of collaboration, integrity, and compassion.
  • Developing safeguarding practices; ensuring effective arrangements for child protection;
  • learning from local and national incidents and in doing so strives for positive outcomes for children and families to keep them safe, promote their development, and protect them from harm.

Main Responsibility

A challenging but exciting role, you will lead and coordinate SSCB workforce development activities related to developing and enhancing safeguarding and child protection practices across our partner agencies.

Working across diverse organisations within a complex multi-agency environment you'll also foster relationships between the SSCB, partner agencies, and other relevant organisations. Whilst playing a crucial part in ensuring the safety and well-being of children and young people in Staffordshire by facilitating collaboration and effective practices among various stakeholders.

The Ideal Candidate

With previous experience of delivering direct training and coaching you'll have: 

  • the ability to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders, working closely with others to design, deliver and evaluate training products.
  • a willingness to adapt and stay informed about innovation, new technologies and best practices 
  • an ability to seek opportunities for improvement that fuels your commitment to delivering high quality training.  
  • active listening skills and the ability to adapt your communication style to cater for a wide audience.

For further information about the role and the work of the SSCB please contact Lynne Milligan or 01785 277151. 

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 


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