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The Fostering Network - Head of Advice and Information

Salary: £31,744 - £47,616 plus £3,737 London Weighting, if applicable
Hours: 36
Contract: Permanent
Location: Flexible
Closing Date: Thursday 13 May at 9:00 PM
Interview Date: Monday, 24 May, by Zoom

The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. We are dedicated to creating a better future for fostered children and young people. We bring together everyone who is involved in their lives, leading, inspiring, motivating and supporting them to make foster care better. Together with our members and supporters we are a powerful catalyst for change, and we’ve been shaping and influencing the fostering agenda for more than 40 years.

We are seeking a highly motivated, child centred individual to lead our advice and information strategy across the UK.  Your role will be to manage, develop and support our 4-nation advice and information services for foster carers, fostering service staff, prospective foster carers and others across the sector needing advice and information about fostering related issues.

You will ensure the development and delivery of high-quality information and advice provision and work closely with policy, campaign and practice colleagues to ensure policy and campaign priorities, training and publications, and future areas of work are underpinned and driven by accurate information and evidence.

You will have excellent inter-personal skills, with the ability to build and maintain collaborative working relationships with colleagues, volunteers, members, families and stakeholders.

Your application will be assessed against the person specification attached to the job description.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Sara Lurie, Director of Practice on 0141 204 1400

Further information and an application form can be found at

To apply please email your application form to [email protected]

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Helplines Partnership - Sessional Trainers

Day rate: £120

We require Sessional Trainers to deliver Helplines Partnership’s (HLP's) suite of online and face to face training courses.  Candidates should ideally have

  • A background in areas such as social care, mental health, suicide, counselling, safeguarding engagement or other related experience and be able to transfer that knowledge to helplines and the challenges that they face
  • Be confident and experienced in delivering online and face to face training to a wide range of settings and audiences.
  • Be confident in using digital platforms to deliver training i.e. Zoom and have IT skills

The full role profile can be found here

If you are interested in the sessional role, then please email your CV with a covering letter to [email protected]

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