Independent Chair of the Fostering Panel
Posted 22 days ago - Expired 8 days ago

Most Panel Meetings take place at Gateway Plaza, Barnsley, South Yorkshire,
Fixed Term Part Time
£405 Per Panel

We are looking for a candidate who is enthusiastic, dynamic and committed to ensuring that Foster Carers are recruited and retained who are competent to meet the needs of vulnerable children. Must have a social work qualification and sufficient knowledge and understanding of Fostering to inspire confidence and assist the Panel in reaching appropriate decisions regarding the approval of carers.

We are looking for a candidate who is enthusiastic, dynamic and committed to ensuring that Foster Carers are recruited and retained who are competent to meet the needs of vulnerable children. Must have a social work qualification and sufficient knowledge and understanding of Fostering to inspire confidence and assist the Panel in reaching appropriate decisions regarding the approval of carers.

Working Arrangements: Panels normally take place at the rate of 2 per month on dates agreed for the year. The rate per panel includes preparation reading for panel and subsequent approval of minutes. The expected duration of each panel is 6 hours but some may be shorter and occasionally some may be longer. There may be some additional hours for training or appraisal or other activity appropriate to an independent chair and would be paid at £45 per hour.
Fixed Term for 3 years from the date of the first Panel undertaken
Salary: Post is paid per Panel. The rate is £405 per panel. The contract specifies 20 panels per year but in the case of additional panels or additional required activities the post holder would be paid at the rate of £45 per hour.
Job Share: This post IS NOT open to Job Share
Not suitable for Secondment
Flexible Working in Operation: Not for this post although there could be some flexibility about the dates of Panels


We are looking for a candidate who is enthusiastic, dynamic and committed to ensuring that Foster Carers are recruited and retained who are competent to meet the needs of vulnerable children. Must have a social work qualification and sufficient knowledge and understanding of Fostering to inspire confidence and assist the Panel in reaching appropriate decisions regarding the approval of carers.