Head of Fostering – Rustington – £49,000- £60,000

Head of Fostering – Rustington – £49,000- £60,000 

Social Personnel is delighted to be working with Compass Fostering to recruit a permanent Head of Fostering to the fostering service.

About the Fostering agency:

  • So, why Compass Fostering? We’re more informative, we’re more responsive, and more supportive. From the first moment you make contact with us, we’ll be there to take you through everything you want to know step by step. We won’t stop there, we’ll be with you throughout your caring career, helping to support you be the best foster parent you can be.
  • With us, you’ll be joining a team of professionals. Our CEO, Bernie Gibson has dedicated her career to the social care sector, she began her journey as a Residential Support Worker and later went on to become a Child Protection Social Worker. Here she developed her knowledge and skills in safeguarding children and making sure that every decision revolves around them. She knows what it takes to put a child’s needs front and center of everything she does, and this is carried through to everything everybody in our organization does, too.
  • We are a children-first fostering agency, which means that protecting vulnerable children is at the heart of every decision we make, including their education.

About the Role:

  • To lead, motivate and guide the operations teams in delivering the overarching strategic plan for Compass.
  • To ensure we provide outstanding care and the best possible outcomes for our children and child protection and safeguarding principles are embedded in practice.
  • To deliver operational excellence and financial performance of the business whilst safeguarding children and young people by exceeding regulatory standards and requirements; ensuring that the overarching quality assurance systems are embedded and adhered to across the service.

About You:

  • Social Work Degree or equivalent Social Work Qualification and Level 5 Management Qualification.
  • Management experience at a senior level preferably within the IFP sector.
  • Proven track record of delivering results including improvements to service.
  • Excellent knowledge of childcare legislation; specifically the Regulations and Standards for Fostering.
  • Successful management of large budgets/operations operating within financial constraints and/or competing priorities.


If you meet the criteria for this role and would like more information, please apply today and one of our consultants will work with you to complete your application and hopefully help you secure and ace an interview!


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