Job Title:                     Senior Carer Recruitment Officer

Location:                     Home Based with travel around the region

Contract:                      Permanent / Full-time

Salary:                         Up to £25,000 dependent on experience

Car Allowance:            £3,000

Closing Date:               2nd August 2020


If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Carer Recruitment Officer to join our team at NFA East, you would be home based with travel around the Cambridge and surrounding areas, whilst attending the Lowestoft office when required.  We want someone who places a focus on the positive outcomes of our children and young people.


About the Group

We are part of the National Fostering Group.

Our highly skilled and dedicated fostering community supports Local Authorities by providing short or long-term foster placements for thousands of vulnerable children and teenagers throughout the UK. With 100% of our 26 regional fostering agencies officially recognised by Ofsted, Welsh and Scottish regulators as either ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’, it is perhaps not surprising that more people choose to foster with our fostering agencies than any other fostering provider in the UK.


About the Role:

We are looking for a Senior Carer Recruitment Officer to help grow our family of foster carers. You will undertake initial visits and gather information in relation to potential applicants.

The role is 37.5 hours per week, core hours between Monday to Friday, with flexibility required to work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the business.

The focus of the role is to promote and inform about fostering across the local community to help generate enquiries and will require coordination, engagement and recruitment of carers across East Anglia.

You will be comfortable engaging with the public and existing foster carers, raising awareness of fostering. Working with the Registered Manager you will exceed the local recruitment target and create opportunities to engage with existing NFG carers to promote carer referrals. You will also collage evidence of previous local recruitment activity including carer referral activity and subsequent outcomes to inform future strategy.

You will maintain contact with potential foster carers through the journey from enquiry to approval, supporting the screening, training and assessment process undertaken by your social work colleagues. You will work from home, managing the database of potential carers, and keeping colleagues and management updated with relevant information and weekly reports.


Who we are looking for?

Ideally you will have experience in line managing a small team.  Customer service, recruitment or marketing experience would also help you succeed in the role; however, it is essential that you have strong communication skills to enable you to build rapport with members of the public and potential foster carers providing them with insight into the fostering task.

You must be proficient in excel database management and diary management, as well as demonstrating excellent spoken and written communication. A positive demeanour is also a must as you will be attending National Carer Recruitment Meetings where you may be required to present to a large group of professionals, where this is your time to shine!


Essential Criteria: 

  • A passion for growing our foster carer community
  • Experience of line management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excel database 
  • Self-motivated homeworker
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Able to motivate your team
  • Full driving licence
  • Access to a car


Why work for us​?

  • Potential OTE £5,000 - £8,000 per year
  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum
  • Extensive training suite
  • Career development across the Group
  • Professional support network
  • Pension
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”
  • Employee Rewards Hub


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks. 

We are an Equal Opportunities employer 

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