Project Worker – Mockingbird
The Fostering Network
Salary: £32,000 - £37,000 (plus LW if applicable)
Hours: 35 hours per week
Location: London Hybrid working with travel required across London and occasionally throughout UK.
About The Fostering Network
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 have been shaping and influencing the fostering agenda for more than 40 years.
About the role
Mockingbird, led by The Fostering Network in the UK, delivers sustainable foster care. This exciting programme is currently working with over sixty fostering services across England, Scotland and Wales, and is looking to grow further. Mockingbird is an evidence-based model structured around the support and relationships an extended family provides. The model nurtures the relationships between children, young people and foster families supporting them to build a resilient and caring community.
We are seeking to grow our team of passionate and dynamic project workers within Mockingbird. You will make a vital contribution helping us to sustain and expand this US based model throughout the UK. In this role you will help make a difference and improve the lives of foster families and of children and young people in foster care. You will provide guidance and support to fostering services to enable them to understand, implement and sustain the Mockingbird model.
This a great opportunity to join the Mockingbird programme at an exciting time of growth in a role that offers the opportunity to have a genuine impact on the experiences and outcomes for looked after children and fostering families.
The focus of this role will be in the London, but will also require travel and occasional overnight stays within the UK.
When submitting your application form, please use your covering email to tell us about any previous experience you have of working with Mockingbird and what makes you passionate about the programme.
Closing date: Midnight 26th November
Interview date: Monday 4th December 2023
Interview location: Online MS Teams
To apply please go to our job vacancies page on our website and email your completed word application form to firstname.lastname@example.org. CVs will not be accepted.
The Fostering Network is a registered charity in England and Wales 280852 and in Scotland SC039338.