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Project Co-ordinator – Family Group Conferences (North Somerset)

2.5 days a week (negotiable) 

£30,000 - £34,000 (FTE) depending on experience plus £1,095 Car Users Allowance

Must drive and have access to a car

We are looking for an energetic, creative and courageous Project Co-ordinator, who can demonstrate a tenacity and enthusiasm in making a positive difference to the lives of children on the edge of care. We are looking for a passionate person to facilitate and co-ordinate Family Group Conferences (FGC) in North Somerset. We are a small team and positive relationships are valued. Therefore, it is essential that the post holder is able to work effectively with others with a flexible and adaptable approach – always demonstrating their commitment to working to the highest possible standards whilst remaining at all times child-centred. 

Community Foster Care is a small children’s charity operating as an Independent Fostering Agency, as well as providing other Children’s Services.  We are passionately committed to our values and to enabling children and young people to thrive, be ambitious and to dream. Working for Community Foster Care means you are too.

The postholder will be based in Worle within the Local Authority Offices. You will manage a small team of sessional FGC co-ordinators and be responsible for managing referrals, as well as promoting and developing the service. A driving licence and access to a car is essential. 

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Excellent facilitation, negotiation and communication skills
  • A sound grasp of the principles and practice of Family Group Conferences
  • A comprehensive working knowledge of relevant legislation 

The safeguarding of children is paramount - this post will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

In working for Community Foster Care you will:

  • Become an integral part of the Community Foster Care charity community
  • Work for a charity driven by its beliefs and values, which reinvests any surplus back into work with children and young people
  • Work in a culture that promotes innovation and creativity
  • Have a competitive pension scheme with matched employer contributions up to 5%
  • Have a flexible working culture, that enables children’s needs to be met, but also provides you flexibility that you need for modern living
  • Work for a charity that has available a range of diverse professional interventions to enable children to recover from trauma and live within loving stable families.  Our resources include:

                 -  a clinical therapist
                 -  Placement and Family Support Workers

  • Work for a charity with a firm commitment to anti-oppressive practice, underpinned by an understanding and promotion of equality and diversity
  • Work for an organisation that has a commitment to personal development
  • Have excellent Terms and Conditions including a car allowance.

An application pack can be downloaded here. For more information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sasha Hart, Service Manager, on 01452 849301 or sashah@communityfamilycare.co.uk.

Please complete an application form and email it to sashah@communityfamilycare.co.uk by 17 October 2018. Alternatively you can post it to Sasha Hart, Community Foster Care, Unit 15, The Hawthorns, Staunton, Gloucester, GL19 3NY

Closing date: 17 October 2018
Interviews: 30 October 2018