Learning and Development Trainer

Learning and Development Trainer

Salary: up to £30,000 D.O.E

Hours: Full time

Location: Thetford, Caseload of east

Are you passionate about making a positive and lasting difference to children and young people and those that support them?

Are you an enthusiastic person with residential experience looking for a new challenge?

If so, we want to hear from you!

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate person to join our learning and development training team to support and deliver learning, skills and training to our residential services. We are looking for someone that is reflective and creative in practice.  Working collaboratively with all stakeholders you will strive to ensure that the children and young people in our care reach their full potential through providing effective support and training to our residential workers.

You will be comfortable to work across a wide range of offices and venues with travel across regions expected allowing for significant collaborative working.

We are looking for a committed trainer who would like to work within a children’s service offering fostering, residential and education services to children and young people. Key aspects to the role are:

  • To deliver training to all residential workers along with on occasion to other employees
  • To develop and maintain learning and training materials
  • To lead the induction of new staff in designed regions
  • Support the organisation in ensuring that the service is run in line with the Government Legislation, Regulations and Standards, together with the Inspecting Body.
  • Represent Compass Community’s Vision and Values, whilst developing and providing a comprehensive learning ethos to the Compass Community.
  • Have a willingness to understand and discuss residential regulations, child care law and safeguarding issues.
  • Be a strong team player and be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Travel nationally
  • Be proficient in using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint and have a willingness to learn the use of our in-house databases.
  • Have an ability to work under pressure and priorities your workload whilst remaining calm and professional.
  • Previous training and facilitation experience is preferred for this role.
  • Level 3 Residential Childcare Qualification is advantageous for this role

We are looking for applicants who possess a real drive and share our vision, in return we offer a competitive salary, car allowance, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and an additional day off for your birthday! As well as opportunities for career development.

The recruitment process aims to create and maintain a safe workforce and contains robust vetting procedures. The successful applicants will be appointed subject to satisfactory references.  Please note that Compass reserves the right to close this vacancy early upon receipt of sufficient applications

The Compass Community values equality and diversity across our workforce and aims to ensure our staff community is reflective of the diversity of the children and young people within our care. In support of this commitment, we welcome applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.

Why work for Compass?


A competitive salary, plus perks and up to £200 Ofsted related bonuses.


Compass homes are decorated to the highest standard, allowing children to express their characters, feel safe and enrich their lives.


Excellent training opportunities and the chance to undertake further qualifications to support your career progression.


Get cashback on health and medical bills through Medicash, as well as the chance to win up to £150 in vouchers every month from our REACH Awards.


A great work/life balance. Flexible working patterns, with two weekends off in every three.

Your tasks will be

Teaching independence

Using life skills, you will assist with the care of our children and young people, including practical aspects such as cooking and cleaning.

Creating memories

Take part in a range of interesting recreational events, including holidays where appropriate.

Building relationships

You will create positive relationships with the children, meeting their needs and safeguarding them at all times.

Giving Structure

Consistency and organisation skills are key. You will create timetables, setting boundaries and expectations for the young people.

Building Structure

You will meet a variety of children and young people, some of whom may require high levels of supervision and support.

Want to learn more?

Read more about what a day in the life of a residential worker involves

We need you to have

Driving License

You must be aged 22 or older

Ideally Level 3 Residential Childcare

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