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Date Added: Thu 03/12/2020

Lead Trainer & Facilitator

Birmingham, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £45000 - £50000 / annually

We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Trainer & Facilitator to join a fast growing group of companies who,collectively  provide business support services, technology solutions, and training and development to the care sector. This is a full time permanent positiuon which will require travelling across the UK.

About the job

About Our Business

We are looking for a lead trainer and facilitator to join our client and work directly with our partners from: Local Authorities, NHS, Police, Private fostering providers, Education including Universities, Health, Residential Care providers, across the UK and online/remote delivery globally.  

If you are an innovative thinker and love working in an ever-changing environment, then a training and facilitator role with our client would be perfect for you. Our client was formed through the coming together of a connected group of companies that design and implement services and products across the health, education and social care sector. Their services cover: direct work with children, young people, families and carers; learning and development for professionals across the sectors; and technology-based solutions covering business and service support.

To support our continuing growth plan, we are looking for a qualified social worker with experience of working within children's services to help take our clent's Virtual Reality learning programme, a behaviour change programme, to the next level. As our lead trainer and facilitator in the VR programme you will be part of their Learning and Development team reporting directly to the Head of Learning and Development whilst working directly with the Operational lead for the VR programme.

 Who should apply?

If you have significant experience of working within Children's Social Care alongside experience of delivering training and/or a qualification in learning and development, are innovative in your thinking and approach to problem-solving and want to impact positively on children and families' lives then this is a great opportunity for you. 

 Main functions

 The role holder will deliver training that encompasses our cutting-edge Virtual Reality material. If you have never used VR, full training and development is available, whilst providing an opportunity to broaden your skill base. NO PREVIOUS VR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ROLE

Travel across the UK will be an essential part of the role when face to face/classroom training resumes. Whilst the role will mainly be mobile attendance to our main office in the midlands will be essential. Covid-19 travel restrictions will be taken into consideration and reviewed regularly.

Core responsibilities

To work with our client's operational team to develop training content that covers:

Certification of a broad range of professionals to use a Virtual Reality kit and content in their day to day roles in improving outcomes for children, young people and families.

Utilising the entire Virtual Reality film content with different professional groups for different purposes, for instance: Social Worker; Health practitioners; police personnel; family support workers; teachers etc.

 Developing training, utilising the VR films, in collaboration with our client's partners for instance in:

  • increasing police officer's empathy with victims of domestic abuse;
  • supporting family support in early help to work differently with families;
  • health practitioners on smoking cessation;
  • teachers on understanding ACE and developing strategies to manage children's behaviour in the classroom;
  • Adoption and fostering services to reduce placement breakdown;
  • Community workers to work with families and young people aro
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