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Project Worker– Mockingbird

The Fostering Network
Home based North England, with travel required throughout UK
£32,000 - £37,000 per annum
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

Role: Project Worker – Mockingbird

Salary: £32,000 - £37,000 per annum

Location: Home based North England, with travel required throughout UK.

Hours: 35 hours per week

Permanent contract

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 50 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 a hundred 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 role is home based but will require extensive travel and occasional overnight stays within the UK on a regular basis. 

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 is: Sunday 21nd April 2024 at midnight.

In person interviews will take place in the North (location TBC) : 10th May 2024.

To apply please go to our job vacancies page on our website and email your completed word application form to  CVs will not be accepted.

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 under-represented. All applicants are treated equally and selected on the basis of individual merit and ability to meet the requirements of the role.

The Fostering Network is committed to recruiting staff members with lived experience of fostering, care experienced or related experience.

As an organisation we are committed to supporting flexible working. This post is advertised as full-time, but we are open to applications from individuals who would like to work part time as part of job-share arrangement, please indicate on your application. 

The Fostering Network is a registered charity in England and Wales 280852 and in Scotland SC039338.

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