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Fostering Recruitment Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,603
  • Stirling, Highland and Fife area’s with hybrid working
  • Closing 7th June 2023

  • Advertised from 22nd May 2023
  • 37.5 hours per week, Fixed Term 12 months


We believe that every child has the right to live in a family where they get the care. support and encouragement they need to flourish.

About Aberlour Fostering

Aberlour Fostering has an excellent reputation for caring for vulnerable and neglected children. We believe we can only do that by recruiting the right people to be foster carers and we believe it’s important to support our foster carers and prospective foster carers as much as we can. The recruitment process for foster carers takes a long time and this can be disheartening for those who have applied and are waiting for a decision. Part of our role is to link with prospective foster carers, providing them with full information and encouragement during this lengthy process. You would also support and attend virtual and live events to provide prospective foster carers with detailed information about the recruitment process and fostering in general. This may include some evening and weekend work. Also following up with attendees to encourage them to enter and progress through the recruitment process.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for a Fostering Recruitment Officer to actively recruit new foster carers. The postholder needs to be able to set up Recruitment events throughout Scotland or online and to speak authoritatively to groups of individuals who attend the events about Aberlour as the organisation of choice as a fostering agency and about the role of foster carers and the recruitment process. You will respond to enquiries through telephone, email, live chat, webform and social media. Using clearly defined criteria you would screen applicants for their current eligibility to be foster carers. You would encourage communication with existing foster carers and support our current pool of Aberlour foster carers. You would also support the Service Manager and Marketing Team in developing and delivering the Fostering marketing plan. Accurate records are crucial and you must be proficient at data entry and record keeping and able to produce reports in a format agreed with your manager. Linking with the fostering team you would ensure that the advice you provide is current, appropriate and up to date.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the job, please do not hesitate to contact Kerryanne Duffin (Service Manager) on 07815839567

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Application notes

Please go to our website where you can apply online.

Applications to be returned by: Midnight Wednesday 7th June

Interviews will be held - TBC

A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912 Scottish Charity No. SC007991