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Director of Practice and Scotland

The Fostering Network
£44,054 – £66,082
Closing date
17 Oct 2021
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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. 

Director of Practice and Scotland
Based in Scotland
Salary: £44,054 – £66,082
Place of work: negotiable
Hours: 36 hours per wee

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced senior manager to build on the exciting work that we do to promote and support fostering in Scotland.

Additionally the post holder will be responsible for our Practice activity across the charity primarily advice, information, consultancy and independent support services.

If you are a strategic thinker, have excellent people-management skills, a commitment to improving the lives of children and young people in foster care, matched by an in-depth understanding of the issues facing fostering, we would like to hear from you.

You will be innovative, professional and cooperative in the way in which you work,have a knowledge of children’s social care and the experience and energy to fulfil this demanding role. You will be part of The Senior Leadership Team and help the charity achieve its vital work.

Closing date: 17 October 2021

Interview date: 27 October 2021 Via zoom/MS Teams

CV’s will not be accepted.

Further information and an application form can be found on The Fostering Network website.

To apply please email your application form to The Fostering Network, further details can be found on our website. Your application will be assessed against the person specification attached to the job description. Your supporting statement should address each point of the person specification separately, giving details and examples of how your knowledge, experience, skills, abilities and achievements meet each of the specified areas.

The Fostering Network is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and especially encourage applications from groups 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

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