Independent Reviewing Officer

Closing date 9am Thursday 31st May 2018

Location – Teesside

We are looking for an Independent Reviewing Officer based in the South Tees region. Our Independent Reviewing Officers contribute to the provision of a first class fostering service for children by ensuring that every Team Fostering foster carer’s terms of approval is reviewed at least once annually as required by the Fostering Regulations.

Independent Reviewing Officers chair foster carer reviews and produce high quality reports for Team Fostering on a self-employed basis. As part of the preparation for a review they also conduct audits of the agency files to ensure a high standard of recording is maintained. Individuals will have the necessary social work and management skills and experience to undertake this task, to contribute to the maintenance of quality standards within the organisation.

Key Tasks:

  • Chair foster carer reviews at least once annually as required by the Fostering Regulations, following an agenda agreed by Team Fostering
  • Provide high quality reports which are clear and concise and follow an agreed format
  • Make recommendations to the agency regarding the carer(s) and household suitability for fostering
  • Develop positive relationships within the team, in order to promote and implement the process.
  • Provide regular analytical reports to the agency identifying examples of excellent or poor practice, themes and trends, feedback on children’s views and suggestions for development, change to practice, the service or policies and procedures.

If you wish to discuss this role further please contact Raheeda Inayat, Quality Standards Manager on 0114 261 7762 or via

Salary £31.02 per hour

To apply for the position, please return a completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form as available below to before 9am Thursday 31st May 2018. Please find the forms below along with our Privacy Notice and guidance on completing your Application Form.


  1. Job Description

  2. Person Specification

  3. How to Complete Your Application Form

  4. Application Form

  5. Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

  6. Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021

  7. Being an Ethical Provider

  8. Statement of Purpose

  9. Team Fostering Recruitment Privacy Notice


All posts require Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Closing Date: 9am Thursday 31st May 2018

Interviews to be held on Tuesday 19th June 2018.

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.