The Fostering Network
The Fostering Network

Charity number 280852

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

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Assistant Director - Scotland

  • Full time
  • £52,000 – £57,000
  • Scotland, with some UK wide travel. We offer hybrid working however, due to the nature of this role some travel will be required and regular attendance at the office G1 3DX. (Hybrid)
  • Closing 11th April 2024

About The Fostering Network (TFN)

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 50 years.

The Role

This is an exceptional opportunity for a high calibre professional with leadership experience to join our fantastic organisation. This post is one of four UK Assistant directors, working with the CEO to deliver on our organisational strategic objectives.

The post will manage and lead on key initiatives in a specific country, drive forward the monitoring, impact and evaluation of our work and ensure continuous improvement through innovative models of practice. Have responsibility for developing and maintaining key stakeholder relationships and be responsible for securing grants, fundraising and engage in activity to promote TFN and respond to the needs of the sector. A key responsibility for the post holder is to ensure that our services and products are sector leading, evidence-based and child centred.

About you

We are looking for someone with extensive experience of the fostering sector to assist with leading the work in one of our four nations. You will have experience of working with local authorities, key government officials and a broad range of key stakeholders

A strategic thinker, collaborative, with excellent leadership skills and a wide range of experience. You will be a member of a leadership team or looking to progress your career to this level. You will bring a track record of delivering excellent outcomes in the field of social work, specifically fostering and care experienced children, along with a desire to continue to develop your skillset. Additionally, you will have experience of managing budgets and able to demonstrate a knowledge of sound safeguarding practice.

Full details and person specification can be found on our website.

The Fostering Network Benefits

26 days holiday per year plus bank holidays and 3 closure days.

Family and fostering friendly employment leave

24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Support Helpline

Pension & Life Assurance

Access to a range of high street and online discounts

Sick pay

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Young Person’s Participation Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,000 – £27,341
  • Scotland
  • Closing 1st November 2023

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.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and passionate young person’s participation worker to lead on our work with children and young people and support The Fostering Networks Young Person’s Advisory Board to achieve their objectives and to further develop our participation work across Scotland supporting children and young people with lived experience.

This is an exciting two year project funded by the Young Start Fund and requires a young person’s participation worker to achieve the aims of project to ‘build connections and create positive change’ for care experienced children and young people. Supporting us to realise the ambition of The Promise and have the voice of children and young people at the heart of our work.

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Fosterline Scotland Worker

  • Part time
  • £37,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow, G1 3DX or homebased with travel required.
  • Closing 11th October 2023

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

To provide an independent source of advice, advocacy, information, support and mediation to foster carers, fostering services and the fostering community within Scotland.

To support foster carers to adopt an early intervention approach to prevent crises from occurring and placements breaking down.

About you

Are you passionate about fostering? Would you like to make a real difference to the fostering community in Scotland?

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic adviser to provide an independent source of advice, advocacy, information, support and mediation to foster carers, fostering services and the fostering community throughout Scotland.

With excellent inter-personal skills, and demonstrable experience of promoting good practice in foster care, you will use your sound understanding of current fostering practice, regulation and legislation in Scotland to provide appropriate, relevant and accurate information, advice, training and consultancy to a wide variety of audiences.

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Young Person’s Participation Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,138 – £25,000
  • Hybrid with links to the Glasgow Office
  • Closing 18th September 2023

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.

We’re looking for a young person’s participation worker to continue our work with our Young person’s Advisory Board and further develop participation work across Scotland with children and young people with lived experience. This is an exciting two year project funded by the Young Start Fund and requires an enthusiastic and passionate participation worker to lead on our work with children and young people and support the advisory board to achieve their objectives. The participation worker will work to achieve the aims of project to build connections and create positive change for care experienced children and young people by facilitating creative sessions and running events.

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Policy and Public Affairs Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,138 – £27,000 pro-rata
  • Hybrid with occasional travel to Edinburgh, flexible (office in Glasgow)
  • Closing 17th September 2023

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

We are looking for a Policy and Public Affairs Officer to join our highly effective UK wide policy and campaigns team. With fostering high on the political agenda in each nation and a General Election on the horizon, this is an exciting time to join the organisation. You will have the opportunity to influence policy and practice to bring about lasting change for children and young people in foster care.

Each role will involve influencing political and policy-making processes in the country of focus and contributing to UK wide projects. The roles will support the delivery of effective campaigns, key research projects and engage with our members to ensure they are at the heart of what we do.

About you

You will be passionate about improving children’s social care and foster care for children. You will have experience of analysing and conducting research and producing high quality evidence-based written materials.

You will have some knowledge of the policy and legislative landscape in the country of focus and some experience of delivering campaigns which help to bring about change. You will be a great communicator and able to build relationships with stakeholders of all levels, including young people.

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Young Person's Participation Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,138 – £25,000
  • Hybrid with links to the Glasgow Office
  • Closing 11th August 2023

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

We are looking for a young person’s participation worker to continue our work with our Young person’s Advisory Board and further develop participation work across Scotland with children and young people with lived experience. This is an exciting two year project funded by the Young Start Fund and requires an enthusiastic and passionate participation worker to lead on our work with children and young people and support the advisory board to achieve their objectives. The participation worker will work to achieve the aims of project to build connections and create positive change for care experienced children and young people by facilitating creative sessions and running events.

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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 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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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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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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