Quick facts

About The Fostering Network

The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. We are the essential network for fostering, bringing together everyone who is involved in the lives of fostered children. We support foster carers to transform children’s lives and we work with fostering services and the wider sector to develop and share best practice. We work to ensure all fostered children and young people experience stable family life and we are passionate about the difference foster care makes. We champion fostering and seek to create vital change so that foster care is the very best it can be.

They strive for excellence and aim to have motivated people within the workforce who can help the organisation to grow and develop. They are all working towards a vision to create a society where the importance of fostering is understood, recognised and supported.

Managers can undertake mentoring in order to progress and develop their skills, while ongoing coaching is available to all employees to help with personal development. The chief executive meets with staff on a monthly basis and practices an open-door policy to encourage communication from all employees.


What is it like to work for The Fostering Network

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
A number of measures exist to ease workplace stress, including a ‘snug’ room where people can go to have some quiet time during the working day. There is also plenty of support for working parents, such as staged return to work, flexible hours, fostering family-friendly policies and childcare vouchers.
My Company
My Company
The organisation launched a new vision, mission and values in 2017, as well as refreshing their visual and verbal identity. They also developed a diversity statement and run through a presentation about staff benefits and recognition at all induction days.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
A recognition scheme rewards exceptional contributions, performance or service from employees that they have undertaken both within work and outside of the organisation. There are two types of award; a one-off payment and a double increment, which is decided by the senior leadership team.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    100

  • Male : Female:

    21% / 79%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    29%

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Average Age:

    46

  • Staff Turnover:

    9%

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