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Learning and Development Coordinator - South East Scotland (Midlothian)

Voluntary: All reasonable travel and out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed in line with CHS’ volunteer expenses policy
Approximately 2-3 days per month (equivalent)

South East Scotland Area Support Team (AST) is looking to appoint a Learning and Development Coordinator (LDC) in Midlothian to support and promote panel member learning and development at a local level.

LDCs are required to conduct an annual learning and development needs analysis and use this information to develop a programme of relevant local panel member information, learning and development sessions.  In addition, LDCs assist with the local panel member recruitment process, arrange visits to local resources and play a role in the ASTs annual recognition of the commitment of panel members in their area.

LDCs are accountable to, and supported by, the Area Convener and work closely with CHS and the CHS Learning Academy.

Applicants must be aware of the legal framework of the Children's Hearings System and understand the role of panel members. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills;
  • Ability to foster good working relationships;
  • Impartiality;
  • Excellent problem solving skills;
  • Solution focused; and
  • Experience of effectively working alongside paid staff and volunteers and a good understanding of the differences between the two.

For more information about the role please download the application pack.

Please return your completed application form to the Clerk to the AST Jackie Knox at jknox@eastlothian.gov.uk

CHS is striving towards equal opportunities in employment.