Base: Unit 6, Hedley Court, Orion Business Park, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE29 7ST
Hours: Variable Monthly (depending on Panel Business)
Responsible to: Assistant Director
Pay: Vice Chair: £401.53 per panel plus expenses. Panel Member: £160.61 per panel plus expenses.
Team Fostering is an ethical not for profit fostering agency with a strong reputation and proven track record for providing high quality foster homes for care experienced children. We pride ourselves on our values and we expect our staff to commit to and demonstrate these values in their everyday work.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Team Fostering to appoint an Independent Vice Chair for the North East Fostering Panel. We would welcome applications from candidates with a background and knowledge in one of the following areas, education; health; the police force; probation; foster caring and care experience of young people.
As an Independent Chair you will be responsible for contributing to the provision of a first-class fostering service for children through the effective chairing and participation in fostering Panel meetings.
As a Panel Vice Chair, you will need to be able to attend a virtual Panel one day a month.
As Panel Vice Chair your responsibilities will include:
A knowledge of fostering and the regulatory framework and standards surrounding it as well as evidence of a commitment to achieving positive outcomes for children are all essential qualities we are seeking for this post.
As the Vice Chair you will also be required to contribute to the continuous development of the agency through working effectively with the Panel Adviser, the Agency Decision Maker and other Senior Managers.
The Panel Vice Chair will receive £160.61 per panel. In the absence of the Panel Chair, the Vice Chair will be expected to deputise and will therefore receive £401.53 per panel.
A formal induction programme is provided for the successful candidate as a requirement of this post.
For an informal discussion please contact Rachael Johnson, Assistant Director on 0191 257 6806 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Closing Date: Wednesday 27 January 2021.
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