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About the job

Salary: £350 per panel and £45 an hour for other meetings
Hours per week: Casual
Contract type: Casual

Our Children Services Department are looking for a new Vice Fostering Chair. This is a rewarding role where you will be working one or sometimes two days per month (part time) to chair Fostering Panels for the service.

This is a great opportunity to join a future facing Council that has top down commitment to foster carers . We are working in a vibrant and dynamic manner with the Luton Foster Carers Association and with an increased drive to place children with our own in house foster carers.


About you

We are looking for someone who can combine their expertise and knowledge in the field of Fostering and willing to embrace the challenge of working in a forward thinking Council that is developing its Fostering Service with an exciting local offer to foster carers.

We do ask that it is essential you have experience in Fostering and chairing experience is highly desirable.

To mention a few, you will be required to chair Panel meetings and ensure all items on agenda are covered and the Panel is following regulation, policy and procedure outlined by Luton Borough Council (LBC), maintain confidentiality and Panel documents and panel discussions. Please see job description for full details.

Application process

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare all unspent cautions and convictions; and also any adult cautions (simple or conditional), and spent convictions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020). A person’s criminal record will not in itself prevent a person from being appointed to this post. Applicants will not be refused posts because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applying. However in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such offence, as detailed above, will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority.