Head of Practice

The Fostering Network
Flexible across the UK
£31,744 - £47,616 with London weighting £3,737
Closing date
2 Sep 2020
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An exciting opportunity has arisen!  We are seeking an exceptional individual to manage our established Practice Support Team and to provide professional support and guidance within our organisation, to our members and to the wider fostering sector.

We are seeking someone with a sound understanding of fostering and experience in social work practice. Key objectives of the role include managing a team of home workers and supporting the delivery of the organisation’s regional support offer. You will contribute to and provide specialist input into the development of fostering policy and practice across the UK, ensuring The Fostering Network maintain its role as a sector leader and continues to provide high quality support and advice to foster carers, fostering services and the wider fostering sector.  This post can be based in any one of our UK offices or be considered for home working.

For informal discussion, please email sara.lurie@fostering.net 


Please email to recruitment@fostering.net to request an application form. Please mention the title of the job in the Subject of your email.

Interview will be held via Zoom. 

The Fostering Network is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The Fostering Network encourages applications from candidates with personal experience in foster care.

We also encourage applications from all backgrounds especially those with a BAME background which are underrepresented. All applicants are treated equally and selected on the basis of individual merit and ability to meet the requirements of the role.

Additionally, we consider family-friendly flexible working arrangements within the role descriptions.

The Fostering Network is a registered charity in England and Wales 280852 and in Scotland SC039338.

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