If you are a foster carer and want to be part of the movement to improve the fostering sector and improve the lives of children in care, then the Fostering Excellence ambassador programme in Wales is for you. The Fostering Network is passionate about making sure that foster carers have their say. We are committed to making sure that foster carers are heard by the people and organisations whom make decisions about their role and the care system. All of our policy and campaigning work is informed by what people tell us, that’s why our ambassador scheme is an amazing opportunity to get involved and shape and influence fostering in Wales.
What are foster carer ambassadors?
We are looking to recruit six ambassadors to represent and be the voice of foster carers in Wales. Our ambassadors will support The Fostering Network in a wide range of ways.
What will I do?
- inspiring, supporting and representing foster carers
- influencing fostering policy
- getting foster carers heard on a local and national level
sharing your ideas with likeminded people
- recognition for voluntary work and first-hand experience of how a charity works
access to training workshops, consultations and conferences which will develop your experience, knowledge and skills such as leadership, teamwork, communication, organisation and project management.
All ambassadors will be expected to complete 20 hours of ambassador work and activities during one year. Activities will occur as and when there is a need and requirement. However, the ambassador role is flexible in that we only encourage involvement in the activities that you are comfortable and passionate about!
Ambassadors will be given continuous support along the way, with training and supervision opportunities.
How do I get involved?
We are looking for people who are passionate, enthusiastic and committed. You don’t need to have previous experience of volunteering or being an ambassador, but there is a job description and person specification for the role which you can download below.
If you would like to find out further information on how to apply, please contact Charlotte.Wooders@fostering.net
If shortlisted, we will arrange for you to have a short interview (either over the phone or in person). We will also contact your referee and ask them to complete a reference. Successful members will be invited to meet with The Fostering Network project team before the first Saturday meeting.