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Team Fostering recruits staff that are committed to making a positive difference to children and young people in our care. The entire focus of the agency is on support, not just for children and carers but also for staff.

In March 2016, an Ofsted report highlighted that ‘there are excellent arrangements for the support, supervision and training of staff who work at Team Fostering.’ We also hold the Investors in People Award.

For information on our current vacancies, please click here.

      

       

Our Employee Benefits

We offer a range of attractive employee benefits including:

 

Salary

We offer generous salary rates which are regularly reviewed by ourselves and bench-marked with other employers to ensure that we remain competitive.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We offer a range of flexible working arrangements to support you in your work life balance, including flexi-time.

Annual Leave

We offer all staff 30 days annual leave each year, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata if part-time).

Pension

We have a Contributory Pension Scheme in place for all eligible employees.

Death in Service

In the event of an employees’ death, Team Fostering will pay the nominated beneficiary a sum equivalent to twice the deceased employees’ annual salary. This benefit is only available to staff under the age of 65.

Sickness Benefit

Team Fostering offers a generous company sick pay scheme for staff.

Loyalty Bonus Scheme

Team Fostering recognises long term service through a bonus scheme, bonus payments are made to staff for every 5 years of service.

Eye Care

Team Fostering will fund the cost of an eye test for those members of staff who use display screen equipment.

Childcare Vouchers

We offer a childcare voucher scheme operated through Busy Bees. 

Employee Benefits Discount Scheme

All employees are able to access a range of employee benefits featuring discounts at over 400 retailers and service providers. 

Learning & Development

Team Fostering is keen to develop its own staff to a high standard, and many of our employees have been with us for many years. As we have grown as a company we have encouraged existing employee’s development to enable them to fill more senior positions. We have a strong culture of:

  • Accessing a wide range of internal and external training courses, to promote learning and development, including professional qualifications.
  • Annual appraisals and reviews to assist and enable personal development, and to form individual development plans.
  • Team building events and annual planning days. 

Positive about Disability

Team Fostering has been awarded the ‘Disability’ symbol. It is recognition from the Job Centre Plus to employers in Great Britain who have agreed to take action to meet the five commitments regarding the employment retention, training and career development of disabled employees.

 We agree to:

  • Interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.
  • Ensure there is a mechanism in place to discuss, at any time, but at least once a year, with disabled employees what can be done to make sure they can develop and use their abilities.
  • To make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure that they stay in employment.
  • To take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make these commitments work.
  • We will review, on a yearly basis, how these 5 commitments have been achieved, plan ways to improve and inform employees and the Job Centre Plus about our progress and future plans.

 

We support employees with monthly supervisions with line managers and continued support from other managers, encouragement to pursue training and career development opportunities. 

 

Click here to see a list of our current vacancies.