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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

  • Advertised from 22nd March 2024
  • Salary dependent upon experience. 35 hours per week.


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

Application notes

Closing date: Wednesday 11th April at 12noon

Stakeholder Interview date: 17th April 2024 (via Teams)

In person interview: 22nd April 2024 (in person – Glasglow)

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Sarah Thomas, CEO

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.