Job Title: Carer Recruitment Officer
Location: Homebased covering the Lancashire & Cumbria areas. This role will include extensive travel across Lancashire & Cumbria.
Contract Type: Permanent – Part Time - 25 hours per week
Salary: £22,000 pro rata
Car Allowance: £3,000 pro rata
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 Carer Recruitment Officer to join our team at Fostering Solutions covering the Lancashire and Cumbria areas. We want someone who places a focus on the positive outcomes of our children and young people.
This is your chance to join a supportive and caring, high achieving team at Fostering Solutions.
About the Group
We are part of 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.
Our family of 26 specialist, independent fostering agencies cover the entire UK by supporting communities locally. Whether that be children and young people or potential foster carers looking for short or long-term foster placements, our expert teams work closely with Local Authorities and Trusts across the country to find the perfect fostering opportunities.
About the Role
We are looking for a Carer Recruitment Officer to help grow our family of foster carers. You do not need experience of promoting fostering and recruiting foster carers but you do need a passion for helping the lives of children and young people.
The focus of the role is to generate interest in fostering across the local community to help generate enquiries and will require coordination, engagement and recruitment of carers across the Lancashire and Cumbria area with significant travel.
You will act as an ambassador, helping to promote fostering at small, local events you have planned and organised and through the use of social media. You will be comfortable engaging with the public and existing foster carers, raising awareness of fostering within the community and developing the local Facebook and general Social Media presence.
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 are we looking for?
Previous customer service, recruitment or marketing experience could help you succeed in the role; however, it is essential you can 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, social media and diary management, as well as demonstrating excellent spoken and written communication. There is comprehensive induction training and support for this role, and an expectation that you will come into the Burnley and Cumbria office at least a couple of times a month to build relationships with the team.
Please note this role will include extensive travel across the Lancashire & Cumbria area so you must hold a driving license, have access to a car and be willing to travel regularly.
- A passion for growing our foster carer community
- Excellent verbal and written communication
- Excel database and social media experience
- Self-motivated homeworker
- Full driving licence
- Access to a car
Why work for us
- Holidays starting at 25 days per annum (pro rata)
- Extensive training suite
- Career development across the Group
- Professional support network
- “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