The Fostering Network
The Fostering Network

Charity number 280852

The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity.

Current vacancies

Top job! Director of Practice and Scotland

  • Full time
  • £44,054 – £66,082
  • Scotland
  • Closing 17th October 2021

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.

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced senior manager to build on the exciting work that we do to promote and support fostering in Scotland.

Additionally the post holder will be responsible for our Practice activity across the charity primarily advice, information, consultancy and independent support services.

If you are a strategic thinker, have excellent people-management skills, a commitment to improving the lives of children and young people in foster care, matched by an in-depth understanding of the issues facing fostering, we would like to hear from you.

You will be innovative, professional and cooperative in the way in which you work, have a knowledge of children’s social care and the experience and energy to fulfil this demanding role. You will be part of The Senior Leadership Team and help the charity achieve its vital work.

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Implementation Manager, The Promise

  • Part time
  • £28,014 – £42,021 pro-rata
  • Scotland, flexible
  • Closing 27th May 2021

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.

The Fostering Network is working with The Promise in Scotland to deliver recommended changes set out in the Independent Care Review.

We’re looking for an Implementation Manager, funded by The Promise Partnership to join our team in Scotland. Your role will be to lead on the recommendations and guide the changes required by The Promise at The Fostering Network as well as to support stakeholders and membership in the implementation of The Promise.

You will have excellent knowledge of The Promise and Care Review in Scotland and how it will impact on care experienced children and young people. You will have knowledge of legislation relating to fostering and be experienced in influencing policy and change.

You will work alongside teams in The Fostering Network and with The Promise to bring about meaningful change.

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Project Worker, Moving On

  • Part time
  • £22,138 – £33,206 pro-rata
  • Scotland, flexible
  • Closing 27th May 2021

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.

We are seeking a project worker based in Scotland for our exciting project Moving On funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. You will work closely with foster carers and care experienced young people to create resources and raise awareness of the complexities of young people moving on.

You will have experience of working with care experienced children and young people and foster carers. You will have knowledge of legislation and guidance related to transitions experienced by care experienced young people and the impact they have on foster families.

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Project Worker, Moving On

  • Part time
  • £22,138 – £33,206 pro-rata
  • Scotland, flexible
  • Closing 27th May 2021

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.

We are seeking a project worker based in Scotland for our exciting project Moving On funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. You will work closely with foster carers and care experienced young people to create resources and raise awareness of the complexities of young people moving on.

You will have experience of working with care experienced children and young people and foster carers. You will have knowledge of legislation and guidance related to transitions experienced by care experienced young people and the impact they have on foster families.

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This vacancy has now closed

Implementation Manager, The Promise

  • Part time
  • £28,014 – £42,021 pro-rata
  • Scotland, Flexible
  • Closing 19th August 2021

The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. By working with foster families, and the services that support them, we help all children and young people who are fostered to achieve the very best they can.

#KeepThePromise – join our team!

The Fostering Network in Scotland is excited to be recruiting a lead to work with us to align our policies with The Promise and help make their vision a reality.

This exciting one year post - which would also make an excellent secondment opportunity - will be involved in working with children and young people to explore the language we use when we talk about foster care as well as ensuring the rights of children and young people are embedded in our practice.

You will have excellent knowledge of The Promise and Care Review in Scotland and how it will impact on care experienced children and young people. You will have knowledge of legislation relating to fostering and be experienced in influencing policy and change.

For further information contact: Sara.Smith@fostering.net

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