Advice and Mediation Worker - South Midlands (Covering Milton Keynes, Luton, Oxfordshire and Children First (Northamptonshire)

Pro rata

Advice and Mediation Worker: South Midlands – 18 hours per week

The Fostering Network


Salary: £28,000 - £42,021 per annum (pro-rata)

Hours: 18 hours per week

Location: Home Based in the South Midlands

Fixed-term contract: April 2021 – 31 March 2023

A unique opportunity have arisen for  motivated and energetic individual to join a well established team of home workers providing an independent Advice and Mediation service to foster carers and fostering staff in the South Midlands – covering Milton Keynes, Luton, Oxfordshire and Children First( Northamptonshire) 

If you are a qualified social worker or have a similar qualification with experience of the fostering community , and you are passionate about ensuring that foster carers receive good quality support and are treated fairly at all stages of their fostering career, then we would be interested in hearing from you.


You must be able and willing to travel widely across these local authorities and make  visits to London for team and other meetings; have excellent communication skills including excellent IT skills , good powers of argument, persuasion and negotiation, and an ability to make effective relationships with foster carers and staff.


If you are innovative and cooperative in your approach to your work and pride yourself on your ability to work professionally then we would like to hear from you.


Closing date: 12 noon on Wednesday 20 October 2021

Interview date: 28 October 2021

Interview location: Remote


Please note: CVs are not accepted.

To apply please see below and email your application form to Please also complete the equal opportunities form (SurveyMonkey).

The Fostering Network is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and especially encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented. All applicants are treated equally and selected on the basis of individual merit and ability to meet the requirements of the role.

Additionally, we consider family-friendly flexible working arrangements within the role descriptions.

The Fostering Network is a registered charity in England and Wales 280852 and in Scotland SC039338.