Practice Development Officer – QA & Practice Service

Posted 30th Jan, 2024
£47,394 – £54,222
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Closing date
18th Feb, 2024
About the role

This a new and exciting role within Camden’s newly forming Academy. We are looking for an experienced social worker who is an accredited Practice Educator who will work closely with the Academy manager in ensuring the social workers in the service are well supported. You will support, mentor, and develop a range of innovative training and learning opportunities to help Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs) in their Assessed and Supported Year of Employment (ASYE) complete their professional development requirements for this year.  Youi will also be integral to the on ongoing development of our Academy and supporting learning and practice development opportunities, across the whole service. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

We would love to hear from you if you hold a social work qualification and have at least 4 years’ post qualifying experience. You will also need to hold a Practice Educator Award (PEPs 1 with a view to doing PEPs 2) and be Social Work England registered.

The ideal candidate will have sound knowledge of the Children Act 1989 and other legislation governing work with children and families. You will hold a strong commitment to anti-racist and anti-discriminatory practice and have the ability to support, motivate and inspire staff as well as support individuals and teams through change.

We need someone that has experience of supporting the learning and development of others within Children’s Social Care Services, as well as experience of developing and embedding systemic ideas and practices within a children’s social care environment. You will be able to deliver best practice in relation to young people who are vulnerable and at risk of coming into local authority care.

About Camden

Camden, located in northwest London, is a vibrant and diverse borough known for its rich history, cultural landmarks, and bustling atmosphere.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, vibrant and diverse - at Camden we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4,400 staff, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

Our staff are at the heart of everything we do and we need people who share our values. We recruit for attitude and develop for skills.

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

We offer our staff:

  • The opportunity to work in a children's service environment rates 'Outstanding' by Ofsted

  • Hybrid Working arrangement

  • A strong Flexible Working Culture

  • Pension enrolment

  • Corporate gym membership

  • A competitive salary

  • Season ticket loans

  • Competitive annual, maternity and paternity leave allowances

  • Cycle to work scheme

All qualified social work staff will receive a reimbursement of the cost of their Social Work England fee.

For more information about this role, please email