Job Title: Carer Recruitment Manager - North           

Location: Home Based covering the North of England

Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time


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 Manager to join our team. We want someone who places a focus on the positive outcomes of our children and young people.


About the Group

We are part of National Fostering Group - the UK's largest independent fostering family. 

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 an experienced manager to oversee the smooth running of our Carer Recruitment processes across 14 of our fostering agencies in the Midlands, North West, North & Scotland. You do not need experience of 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 achieve carer recruitment targets to help the National Fostering Group provide positive outcomes for more children and young people. Key tasks are to oversee, monitor and support the consistent application of Carer Recruitment processes for our agencies primarily by supporting and mentoring our Carer Recruitment Officers across the Midlands, North West, North & Scotland.

Reporting into the Head of Carer Recruitment, you will work closely with the Regional Directors and Registered Managers by providing practical and creative support to 20 of our Carer Recruitment Officers. You will help collate and analyse management information on carer recruitment, advise on processes, recruitment and engagement activity.


Who are we looking for?

Recruitment or marketing experience would also be great and could help you succeed in the role. You must be proficient in excel database management, social media and diary management, as well as demonstrating excellent spoken and written communication. The successful candidate will have a can-do attitude and works well under time pressure, and has an excellent eye for detail when generating reports.

You will skilled in providing excellent customer and/or applicant experience for both internal and external stakeholders. You will be comfortable with IT applications and databases and have the ability to support the Carer Recruitment Officers understand and use the applicant database, the applicant online portal and CRM processes. You will help collate and write copy for weekly internal newsletters to all stakeholders in the fostering division.

We are looking for an experienced manager who is a team player, has a hands-on and supportive approach and who can encourage and drive success across a geographically wide area. There will be travel between agencies expected to build solid relationships with colleagues, but the main base for the role will be our Bolton Head Office.


Essential Criteria: 

  • Experience managing processes and/or people
  • A passion for growing our foster carer community
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excel database and social media experience
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Able to work well to time pressures and recruitment targets


Why work for us

  • 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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