Vacancy | Assistant Director | Team Fostering

Vacancy for Assistant Director at Team Fostering

06 January 2020

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 homes 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 understand 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, please follow the steps listed here.


Please note Team Fostering does not accept CV’s.

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.