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OSCB trainer recruitment and trainer of the month

Date: Wednesday, 02nd Mar 2022 | Category: General

Join us!

Looking for a new challenge for 2022? Then why not join the OSCB training pool?

We deliver training to approximately 5000 practitioners a year and the majority of this training programme is delivered by a pool of volunteer trainers from a variety of agencies. The Training Pool was highly commended in the NSPCC/BASPCAN Trainer of the Year Award 2018 (coming 4th from over 100 nominations)!

We are currently looking for additional trainers to join us, so if you are interested in this area of work and would like to expand your own personal and professional development, we ask you to contact the OSCB Training Co-Ordinator for a discussion about what we can offer in return. Some of the perks of the role are:

  • opportunities to network with multi-agency practitioners as well as opportunities to attend a variety of development sessions over the year
  • having support from the OSCB training team
  • being involved in the development of training materials as well as having access to those materials to deliver sessions to your own organisation
  • priority booking on OSCB Conferences and Learning Events, to name just a few

OSCB Trainer of the Month

Nick Watts has been a member of the OSCB training pool for around 5 years.

Nick founded the charity ‘Together with Migrant Children’ in 2016; providing support to all children and young people impacted by immigration controls.

He delivers the OSCB core safeguarding courses on a very regular basis and receives some amazing feedback:

  • “One of the best training courses that I have attended since 1976” (Generalist course delegate)
  • Just a quick email to share how impressed I was by the quality of Nick and co-trainer’s training today in the webinar. They were informative and personally engaged with the experience and opinions of all the attendees. I described it as akin to quality supervision (a rare experience for many DSLs). A fantastic use of time and resource” (Designated Safeguarding Lead delegate 2022)
  • “This was by far the best Safeguarding course I have done. Great information sharing” (Designated Safeguarding Lead course delegate)

What does Nick like about being part of the training pool:

‘I enjoy it, it gives me lots of different perspectives, pushes me to keep up to date on research and knowledge, I generally enjoy passing that knowledge to others.  People are nice, I find it more valuable in terms of my development then going to training sessions, trainer development days are a good space to get together with other professionals’. Nick Watts Feb 2022