Placement Finding Officer


Salary:£26,511.00 - £29,577.00 

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Inhouse Placement finding team Fostering Resource 2nd Floor Block 6 Shire Hall Gloucester - GL1 2TR 

Closing date:05 October 2020 at midnight 


An opportunity has arisen for a full time (37 hours) 7 grade, placement finding officer within the inhouse placement finding team. The role includes taking referrals for foster care placements, identifying and analysing risks and matching issues, working closely with fostering social workers, social care colleagues and foster carers.

The role is primarily office based, however you will also have the opportunity to attend relevant training within the fostering resource, and co run a support group.


This busy but supportive team is committed to working alongside GCC approved foster carers and their families, to ensure that children and young people are offered high quality placements.


You will have a minimum of a NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care and / or have significant experience of working with children and families or foster carers in a social care context. You will possess good communication skills both written and verbal, are creative and flexible with an ability to meet deadlines within a supportive management structure. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

For further information please contact Karen Giles either by calling 01452 425589 or email

Interview date 20th October 2020.

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Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

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