The Fostering Network
Cardiff (Hybrid)
Pontcanna, Cardiff
£31,744 - £48,585 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Salary: £31,744 - £48,585 PA

Hours: 36 hours per week

Location: Wales

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’re looking for an outstanding leader to join our organisation as the Head of Operations in Wales. You will become part of a strong team working across the whole of Wales delivering expert services to children, foster carers, fostering services and children’s service professionals. You will be passionate, engaging and dedicated to ensuring that children and young people, experience fostering at the best that it can be. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to build productive relationships across a variety of stakeholders.  You will have in-depth experience of children’s social care, especially fostering. We welcome applicants who have lived in experience developed through a career in social work, as a foster carer, or care experience. You will have an in-depth and up to date understanding of legislation, guidance and best practice across the spectrum of fostering and children looked after in Wales.

As an organisation we have adopted a flexible working approach which combines home working and office based working to suit needs.  We have offices in Cardiff, Glasgow, London and Northern Ireland.  This post will be based in Wales at our Cardiff office with flexible working arrangements agreed on an individual basis.

Closing date: 9am Monday 13th June 2022

Interview date: Wednesday 22nd June

Interview location: Remote

To apply please go to our job vacancies page on our website and email your completed application form to The Fostering Network, which can be found on The Fostering Network website. CVs are welcome as supplementary information, they will not be accepted in isolation without an application form.

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 underrepresented. All applicants are treated equally and selected on the basis of individual merit and ability to meet the requirements of the role.

Additionally, we consider family-friendly flexible working arrangements within the role descriptions.

The Fostering Network is a registered charity in England and Wales 280852 and in Scotland SC039338.

Refreshed on: 01 June 2022
Closed date: 13 June 2022 at 09:00
Tags: Senior Management, Operations