Team Fostering: Current Vacancies - Education and Support Service Manager (North East)

Education and Support Service Manager (North East)

30 hours per week - working pattern to be agreed on appointment.  (This role will involve some evening and weekend working.)

Based at: North Shields

Salary: £28,126.75 to £33,130.45 per annum (£35,158.43 - £41,413.05 per annum FTE)
(Please note we do not operate a performance related reward system or automatic incremental payments.)

We offer hybrid working which includes a blend of home and office working with a minimum of one day per week in our office.


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 are now looking to recruit an “outstanding and committed” manager for the Education and Support Service in the North East, for 4 days per week; to provide strategic direction, and management of these crucial services for the children. The successful candidate will join a committed and dynamic management team, working creatively and professionally with staff and carers to provide the best possible services for Children in Care.

The team is focused on providing education support, support to young people preparing for independence, and ensuring children contribute to, and are involved in how the services are run. The team also provide outreach support, advocacy, activities and training, which helps create positive outcomes for children, young people and their foster families.

As the ideal candidate you will have demonstrable experience of supporting the educational needs for Children in Care, and of the services available to support these, combined with a wider understanding of a range of methods, and approaches to support children's wellbeing. Experience and understanding of the role of the independent sector in providing fostering services is essential.

Experience of management is desirable, although we are looking for a creative and solution focused leader, who can work with a range of professionals, and partners, to help develop our Education and Support offer. Candidates with skills and experience in education provision, working on wider projects, and strategic awareness would be encouraged.

The successful candidate will be instrumental, alongside the Registered Manager, in designing and developing our provision in line with our strategic developments.

The post is based at our North Shields office; however, you will be required to work flexibly across the North East region.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to fulfil the travel requirements of the post, we can only consider applications from individuals who hold a valid driving licence and have access to a car.

For an informal chat about the post, please call Martin Hanson, Registered Manager, on 07939 588417 or email

Team Fostering strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.   We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented within the agency.

To apply, please complete an Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form (available below) and return to no later than 9am on Monday 3rd June 2024. 

Please note Team Fostering does not accept CV’s.

1. Job Description

2. Person Specification

3. Role Benefits

4. Application Form

5. Equal Opportunities Form

6. A Guide to Completing Your Application Form

Closing Date: 9am on Monday 3 June 2024.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 20 June in our Middlesbrough office. 


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.

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

We are not currently accepting applications via employment agencies.