Vacancy: Assistant Director at Team Fostering

Assistant Director

Assistant Director (Yorkshire and East Midlands)

Closing Date - 10th February 2020

Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Banding - £52,633.30 – 58,413.97 per annum

Please note we do not operate a performance related reward system or automatic incremental payments


Team Fostering is an ethical not for profit fostering agency with a strong reputation and track record for providing high quality, value for money fostering placements for looked after children. We pride ourselves on our values and we expect our staff to commit to and demonstrate these values in their everyday work.

We are looking for an ‘outstanding and committed’ individual with substantial experience of providing services to looked after children to lead the provision and development of our fostering service in the Yorkshire and East Midlands region. You must have an understanding of the commercial drivers in today’s marketplace, the role of independent fostering providers and their working relationship with local authorities and be capable of successfully delivering new opportunities to enhance our agency.

The post holder will act as the Registered Manager and be responsible for the day to day management of all aspects of the service provided by the regional office. Working as an integral member of the senior leadership team, you will have a sound knowledge of current legislation, including regulations, guidance and standards, and will work to promote our ethical not for profit status.

As the ideal candidate you will have demonstrable experience of formulating and delivering business development strategies within an independent fostering agency and have the  communication and engagement skills to challenge ideas and positively manage change.  You will have a flair for influencing and negotiating in high pressure situations whilst building strong and lasting relationships with the ability to constructively lead, drive and influence internal and external stakeholders.  You will be a person with the ability to provide insightful debate and recommendations to the Board through professional experience.

Above all, you will have excellent leadership, strategic vision, communication and interpersonal skills and be hardworking, positive, and motivated to improve outcomes for looked after children.

The post is based in Sheffield however you will be required to work flexibly across the Yorkshire and East Midlands region. There will also be a requirement to travel to our offices in the North East.

For an informal chat about the post please contact Jane Butler, CEO on 0114 2617762.

To apply, complete an Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form (accessible below) and return via email to no later than 9am on 10th February 2020.

Please note Team Fostering does not accept CV’s.


1. A message from our CEO

2. Job Description 

3. Person Specification

4. Role Benefits

5. Application Form

6. Equal Opportunities Form

7. A Guide to completing your Application Form

8. Strategic Plan 2018 - 2021

9. Team Fostering Statement of Purpose

10. Being an Ethical Fostering Provider


All posts require an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Closing date: 9am on 10th February 2020

Interviews will be held on 28th February and 2nd March 2020

Please note if you are shortlisted for interview we will contact you via the email you have provided. Please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Thank you for your interest in Team Fostering and taking the time to apply for this position.