Vacancy: Recruitment Social Worker (Sheffield)

Recruitment Social Worker (Sheffield)

Part time: 22.5 hours per week, Wednesday to Friday

Salary Banding: £21,553.41 - £25,004.94 per annum (FTE £35,922.35 to £41,674.90)

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

PLEASE NOTE: The role will be based in our Sheffield office but consideration will be given to the post being based in our East Midlands office. We are currently working from home and are reviewing our working arrangements to potentially introduce hybrid working arrangements in the future. 

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.

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced and qualified social workers to join our successful and growing fostering team. Working with Team Fostering’s Recruitment team, the post holder will support the Agency in recruiting skilled and suitable foster carers by dealing with initial enquiries, undertaking initial assessments and deliver training to prospective foster carers.

You will have the knowledge and skills to undertake the full range of fostering social worker tasks, including recruiting, assessing, training and supervising foster carers. Not only will you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills you will also 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. The post holder will need to be available to undertake Initial Visits and contact prospective foster carers in the evening and to occasionally provide training for prospective foster carers at a weekend. There may also need to be some flexibility to allow handover between workers and to cover business needs.

For an informal chat about the post please contact Louise Thwaites, Recruitment Manager on 0191 257 6806.

To apply, please complete an Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form (available below) and return to no later than 9am on Monday 31st January 2022.

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


All posts require an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 31st January 2022.

Interview date Friday 11th February 2022. The interviews may take place virtually due to current working practices.

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.