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 offer a range of attractive employee benefits including:
We offer generous salaries which are regularly reviewed 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 and TOIL.
We offer all staff 30 days annual leave each year, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata if part-time).
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.
Team Fostering offers a generous company sick pay scheme.
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.
Team Fostering will fund the cost of an eye test for those members of staff who use display screen equipment, as well as a contribution of £50 towards glasses.
We offer a childcare voucher scheme operated through Busy Bees (where applicable).
Employee Benefits Discount Scheme
All employees are able to access a range of employee benefits including discounts at over 400 retailers and service providers.
Learning and Development
We are immensely proud of our recognition as an Investors in People Employer which we have held since 2006. We have a strong commitment to learning and development. We continue to utilise the IIP assessment process to review our strengths with the Agency as well as considering any further ideas for continuous improvement.
“The work on the new approach to staff learning and development is also to be commended, demonstrating the benefit of staff engagement as this is a result of feedback from staff” – Investors in People Report July 2018.
Team Fostering is keen to develop our staff to a high standard, ensuring that they have access to the knowledge and information they need to do their job well. 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 learning culture of:
“The staff team is highly motivated and led by a very positive and committed leadership team that adheres to the values and behaviours promoted by the service as laid out in the statement of purpose. Leaders and managers provide a team approach that is highly valued throughout the service. The ethos is totally focused on developing the service continuously to ensure that children and young people receive a service of exceptional quality”- Ofsted October 2018.
Disability Confident Committed Employer
Team Fostering has committed to becoming a Disability Confident employer. Disability Confident is HM Government's initiative set up to encourage employers to employ disabled people and reduce the percentage of disabled people that are able to work but unemployed.
As a Disability Confident Committed Employer we have committed to:
We support employees with monthly supervisions with line managers and continued support from other managers, encouraging individuals to pursue learning and career development opportunities.