Advice and Mediation Worker: South Midlands – 18 hours per week
The Fostering Network
Salary: £28,000 - £42,021 per annum (pro-rata)
Hours: 18 hours per week
Location: Home Based in the South Midlands
Fixed-term contract: April 2021 – 31 March 2023
The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. We are dedicated to creating a better future for fostered children and young people. We bring together everyone who is involved in their lives, leading, inspiring, motivating and supporting them to make foster care better. Together with our members and supporters we are a powerful catalyst for change, and we’ve been shaping and influencing the fostering agenda for more than 40 years.
A unique opportunity have arisen for motivated and energetic individual to join a well established team of home workers providing an independent Advice and Mediation service to foster carers and fostering staff in the South Midlands – covering Milton Keynes, Luton, Oxfordshire and Children First [ Northamptonshire ]
If you are a qualified social worker or have a similar qualification with experience of the fostering community , and you are passionate about ensuring that foster carers receive good quality support and are treated fairly at all stages of their fostering career, then we would be interested in hearing from you.
You must be able and willing to travel widely across these local authorities and make visits to London for team and other meetings; have excellent communication skills including excellent IT skills , good powers of argument, persuasion and negotiation, and an ability to make effective relationships with foster carers and staff.
If you are innovative and cooperative in your approach to your work and pride yourself on your ability to work professionally then we would like to hear from you.
Closing date: 12 noon on Wednesday 20 October 2021
Interview date: 28 October 2021
Interview location: Remote
Please note: CVs are not accepted.
To apply please see the 'How to apply' section and please email your application form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fostering Network is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and especially encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented. All applicants are treated equally and selected on the basis of individual merit and ability to meet the requirements of the role.
Additionally, we consider family-friendly flexible working arrangements within the role descriptions.
The Fostering Network is a registered charity in England and Wales 280852 and in Scotland SC039338.