Hove, Brighton and Hove (On-site)
£9,093.24 - £11,398.51 per year
Contract, 31 March 2023, Part-time
Job description

Brighton & Hove Link Plus service

1 x PT (14 hours per week) Marketing & Recruitment Officer – Fostering & short breaks service for Disabled children

Fixed term for 6 months subject to funding possible extension.

√ Do you want to work for the UK's largest children's charity?

√ Do you have experience and/or a passion for working with potential foster/short break carers and home support workers?

√ Do you have experience of working within a fostering/short breaks service undertaking recruitment and marketing activities?

√ Are you skilled at engaging professionally with the public and using various digital platforms to reach target audiences?


If you have answered YES to one or more of the above questions, you may just be the person we are looking for.

You will be required to:

√ Co-ordinate local word of mouth and community engagement initiatives involving a range of paid staff and volunteers.

√   Work alongside existing home support workers, foster and short break carers to deliver word of mouth recruitment messages.

√ Travel throughout the city of Brighton  & Hove Council and surrounding areas.

√ Develop and deliver marketing plans to reach target audiences, using the full marketing channel mix (digital, print, word of mouth, experiential) to deliver the plans.

√ Record on our Charms data base, manage our Facebook page and other digital platforms, monitoring data for reporting purposes and work collaboratively with regional and central marketing communications colleagues to support UK family placement campaigns and initiatives at a national and local level, maximising the use of unpaid-for channels.


At Brighton & Hove Link Plus service, we are a supportive, committed experienced team and we are passionate about the work we do. We are a fully funded service, commissioned by Brighton & Hove City Council, to deliver an “Outstanding” Ofsted rated bespoke fostering and short-break service for disabled children and their families in the city.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

Barnardo's offer their staff regular supervision and give all colleagues access to at least three learning days a year. Barnardo's University (BU) facilitate a range of opportunities which will be available through B-learning online and the BU prospectus. However, staff can use this time in a way that works for them – for instance to spend a day shadowing another team.

Barnardo's employees can also access a range of benefits, including:

  • Annual Leave entitlement for full-time employees is 26 days per annum, increasing to 29 days per annum, after 5 years Barnardo's service. Those working less than full time are entitled to the same level of holiday pro rata.
  • Option to purchase up to 5 additional days of annual leave
  • Pension Scheme: Barnardo's offers a 4% or 6% matched contribution to our Group Personal Pension. For those that pay into the pension they will be provided with death in service cover of 4 times annual earnings
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Offers from major high-street brands
  • Discounts on cinema tickets
  • Discounts on holidays
  • A cycle-to-work scheme

If you would like to discuss this post, please do not hesitate to contact the service directly. This post will be partly based at Brighton Hove Link Plus service in Hove and partly some home-based working. Please see our full job description and information on how to apply on our website. No agencies please. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Posted on: 04 July 2022
Closed date: 22 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 12905
Tags: Human Resources, Marketing

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