Advanced Educator

Date:  23-Nov-2022
Job Location: 


This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            Advanced Educator
  • Job Location:                     Shire Hall 
  • Salary:                               £43,516- £46,549 per annum 
  • Hours per Week:               37.00 
  • Contract Type:                   Permanent 
  • Closing Date:                     11/12/2022 
  • Job Requisition Number:   5354 
  • This post is open to job share


Gloucestershire social work academy are looking to recruit two Advanced Educators to join their passionate, dynamic, and driven team. 


About us

For all your hard work. You will receive the following.

  • salary between £43,516- £46,549 per annum depending on experience
  • flexible and agile working opportunities
  • 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years’ continuous service
  • an option to purchase 10 days of additional leave per year (pro rata for part-time staff)
  • family friendly policies and benefits to help support you and your family
  • supportive and positive working environment with regular  supervision
  • local government pension scheme (LGPS)
  • access to our employee assistance programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
  • an in-house occupational health service
  • employee discount scheme
  • cycle to work scheme
  • gloucestershire salary sacrifice green car scheme (T&Cs apply)
  • links to employee networks such as prism (LGBT+) and the young employees network
  • career development and qualification opportunities
  • access to our social work academy


This permanent post is an exciting opportunity to bring your practice and leadership experience to the development of outstanding social workers and leaders, who can affect positive changes for children, young people and families. You will join a team of Advanced Educators responsible for leading and managing a range of learning, development and progression programmes, from students through to experienced social work practitioners. You will also be involved in the design, delivery and review of learning sessions that support practitioners to embed skills, knowledge and values into their practice with children and families in Gloucestershire. You will be drawing on your highly skilled practice, leadership experience, contemporary research and the best educational delivery activities to fulfil this role.


About the academy:

As a member of our team you will be offering leadership of practice to develop outstanding social workers and social work leaders who effect positive changes for children, young people and families. The Academy is responsible for providing a welcoming and meaningful introduction to working in children’s services, optimising the many attractions of working for Gloucestershire County Council. It also ensures that our staff receives the highest quality Continuing Professional Development that impacts directly on improving the life experiences of children, young people and families. Aligned with this, it provides Quality Assurance for practice across children’s services. The Academy also supports staff with their professional accreditation responsibilities and career progression options.


 It is essential you have:

  • Social Work qualification and registration with Social Work England; and extensive experience of working and leading within statutory services for children, young people and families
  • Appropriate Practice Educator qualification or willingness to work towards the Practice Educator qualification.
  • Ability to satisfactorily pass DBS requirements


How to apply

If you would like to discuss the role further, please email interim academy service manager or alternatively apply directly.

Additional Information

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-

Advanced Educator Role Profile

This Position is subject to a DBS check.

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.