Panel Members: North East

Independent Panel Members (North East Region)

Base:             Team Fostering, Unit 6, Hedley Court, Orion Business Park, North Shields

Hours:            Variable Monthly (depending on Panel Business)

Responsible to: Panel Chair

Pay:    £157.93 per panel plus expenses  (based on an average half day panel)


Team Fostering is an ethical not for profit fostering agency with a strong reputation and proven 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.

An opportunity has arisen for Panel Members to join our central list and to complement our North East Region Fostering Panel.  We are committed to ensuring that our panel membership reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.

As a Panel Member you will contribute to the provision of a first class fostering service for children through effective participation in Fostering Panel business. Drawing on any relevant knowledge, experience and skills you will be required to contribute to fostering panel business efficiently in accordance with Regulations and the policies and procedures of the agency.

A reasonable knowledge of Fostering and the regulatory framework and standards surrounding it as well as evidence of a commitment to achieving positive outcomes for children are all essential qualities we are seeking for this post.

We are interested in hearing from people with a background in health, social work, foster care, education, or disability.  We are particularly interested in hearing from foster carers and people who have been Looked After themselves.  It is not necessary for applicants to have a social work qualification but with the exception of people who have been Looked After experience in relation to supporting/working with children and/or families is required

You will also be required to contribute to the continuous development of the agency through working effectively with the Chair, the Agency Adviser, the Agency Decision Maker and other Senior Managers.

A formal induction is provided for successful candidates as a requirement of this post.

For an informal discussion please contact Rachael Johnson on 0191 257 6806 or by email on

To apply, please complete an Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form (available below) and return these to no later than 9am on Friday 31st January.


1. Job Description

2. Person Specification

3. Application Form

4. Equal Opportunities Form

5. Information: Thinking about joining a fostering panel?

6. Guidance: How to complete your Application Form


The closing date for applications is 9am Friday 31st January 2020

Interviews will be held on Thursday 17th February 2020

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure

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.

Please note we are not currently accepting applications via employment agencies