Agency Adviser Fostering - Children's Services


Salary:£44,863.00 - £46,845.00 

Working Hours:22.20 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester, - GL1 2TG 

Closing date:20 August 2021 at midnight 

Location: Gloucester  Team: Fostering 

Our Vision: Gloucestershire’s vision is “to give every child the best possible chance of a remarkable life, especially those children who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.”

We have ambitious improvement and transformation plans to create the optimum conditions within which our staff can make a real difference and improve outcomes for children.

If you think you can make that difference, we want to hear from you!

Our fostering service: Gloucestershire is committed to offering an excellent service to foster carers whilst increasing the number of foster carers available for our children in care. We have a very busy and experienced fostering panel who consider all new approvals, annual reviews and long term matches for children.

Your role: You will be a committed and enthusiastic Social Worker with extensive fostering experience including knowledge of the fostering regulations and National Minimum Standards. In this role you’ll be working collaboratively with our independent fostering panel and our fostering resource. The ability to be flexible, work independently and provide excellent quality assurance feedback is essential for the Fostering Agency Adviser. In addition you will have responsibility for the day to day management and supervision of the Fostering Reviewing Officer, providing appropriate support, supervision, and performance management to ensure the delivery of high quality services, the safety and well-being of relevant staff and effective use of resources.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail or have any questions please contact Tammy Wheatley, Head of Service – Permanence via

Application Information

Application Information

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.

Below you will also find links to the Job Profile and Guidance Notes. Click ‘Apply’ to continue.

Only if you have difficulty accessing the information published online should you contact Children's Recruitment Team by telephone 01452-425201 or e-mail to quoting the vacancy reference number above.

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