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Head of Fostering




Priory Fostering, The Dairy House Mathon Near Malvern WR13 5NZ

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£57,100 per annum + car allowance


37.5 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking to recruit a Head of Fostering who will lead a small friendly team and work within our outstanding independent Fostering Agency based within Malvern, West Midlands.

Priory Fostering Services provide high-quality, stable foster care placements in warm and welcoming family homes in the West Midlands and South West of England for:

  • Children and young people up to the age of 18
  • Sibling groups (brothers and sisters)
  • Parent and child placements
  • Unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

By delivering a comprehensive package of support, we help vulnerable children unlock their potential and face their adult lives with confidence and a sense of worth.

Duties and Responsibilities.

  • Lead and manage the fostering agency, ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of fostering services
  • Develop the service nationally
  • Managing services which provide young people with safe, secure and appropriate placements, enabling them to fulfil their potential, whilst meeting legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with relevant outside agencies such as Ofsted, Local Authority Contract and Placement teams, the Fostering Network, BAAF etc. Maintains all appropriate contact with such agencies dictated by regulation and to ensuring a positive and professional image of the service
  • Manages, implements and monitors all policies, processes and quality assurance standards which relate to the fostering process ensuring the company meets its obligations with regard to legislative and statutory provisions whilst ensuring young people in care are able to achieve their potential.

Job Requirements

  • A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW)
  • A valid HCPC registration
  • Must hold a Level 4 Diploma in Leadership and Management or if not must enrol at Level 5 in the first 6 months of the job
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience relevant to fostering within the last 5 years and 1 years’ experience of supervising and managing professional staff
  • Will be registered with Ofsted as a Registered Manager 
  • A working knowledge and understanding of the current legislation and frameworks relevant to Children Social Care and Fostering
  • A full driving license and use of a car is essential for this position, due to travel (Car Allowance is available).

Our Benefits

  • Online discounts and cashback for high street to holidays
  • Free monthly £1,000 colleague lotto
  • We pay for your DBS
  • Career Pathways – Our commitment to your career progression
  • Amazing charity schemes
  • Free parking on site
  • Cash for colleagues - Earn money for friends you recommend.

Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

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