Head of Communications and Marketing

Pro rata
Flexible, we have offices in London, Glasgow, Cardiff and Northern Ireland. We offer hybrid working however, due to the nature of this role there is expectation of ability to travel.
Closing date
Interview date

Head of Communications and Marketing 

The Fostering Network


Salary: Band D £47,000pa - £52,000pa plus London dependent upon experience plus London Weighting (if applicable)

Hours: 35 hours per week



About The Fostering Network


The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. We are dedicated to creating a better future for fostered children and young people. We bring together everyone who is involved in their lives, leading, inspiring, motivating and supporting them to make foster care better. Together with our members and supporters we are a powerful catalyst for change, and we have been shaping and influencing the fostering agenda for more than 50 years. 

About the role

To lead The Fostering Network’s integrated marketing and communications activity, to deliver on its purpose; to empower, enrich and support the relationships at the heart of the fostering community.

The post-holder will have responsibility for maximising membership engagement and lifetime value, supporting fundraising, service delivery and income generation goals across the organisation through;

  • raising public awareness of fostering to achieve the charity’s strategic objectives
  • ensuring the organisation continues to remain the UK’s campaigning voice for foster carers
  • devising, delivering and effectively project managing all marketing and communication outputs across all areas and to pro-actively raise the public profile of fostering and The Fostering Network
  • leading, maintaining and developing The Fostering Network brand, enhancing our reach and engagement with members and the wider public.
  • maintaining strategic oversight of all content and design of the organisation’s websites, communication channels and creative services.


The Fostering Network Benefits

26 days holiday per year plus bank holidays and 3 closure days.

Family and fostering friendly employment leave

24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Support Helpline

Pension & Life Assurance

Access to a range of high street and online discounts

Sick pay


Closing date: Thursday 20th June 2024, 17.00

Interview date: Week commencing 24th June 2024 (via Teams)


To apply please email your completed word application form to recruitment@fostering.net.  CVs will not be accepted.


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 under-represented. All applicants are treated equally and selected on the basis of individual merit and ability to meet the requirements of the role.


The Fostering Network is committed to recruiting staff members with lived experience of fostering, care experienced or related experience.


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