Fostering Administrator

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P8617
  • Date Posted: 6 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Five Rivers
  • Location: Truro, Cornwall, South West England
  • Salary: £17,300 to £21,750
  • Bonus/Benefits: DOE + Benefits (See Below)
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

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Fostering Administrator – West Country Fostering Service


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent, full-time Fostering Administrator to join Five Rivers, a leading Social Enterprise which has been “turning children’s lives around” since 1989.

The Fostering Administrator post is office based in Truro on the Three milestone Business Park. We have a further office based in Exeter.

The West Country administrative team work cohesively across the service. We are a friendly, hardworking team who enjoy working alongside our social work and fostering support worker colleagues.

Our very recent Ofsted inspection rated Good, quoted - The social work team is assisted by a well-oiled support team. This ensures that there is good communication between foster carers and social workers. They support carers by helping with financial issues and other clerical difficulties. This allows carers to focus their time on meeting children’s needs.

Working for Five Rivers has many benefits arising from its commitment as a Social Enterprise to invest in the services it provides to Foster Carers, children, and members of the staff team.

Our Trauma informed (ATIC) model integrates across our Fostering, Residential, Clinical and Education services to achieve the best possible outcomes for young people.


The job of Fostering Administrator will include:

  • Maintaining the CHARMS database to ensure compliance
  • Answering telephone and email enquiries
  • Processing regular checks for present foster carers and their families
  • Processing checks and references for fostering applicants
  • Typing emails, letters and reports
  • Taking minutes of meetings
  • Ensuring Five Rivers policies and procedures are adhered to


As Fostering Administrator you will receive:

  • Formal induction and training in our paperless electronic recording and management system (CHARMS)
  • Monthly supervision provided by the Office Manager
  • Competitive annual leave allowance
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Pension scheme and access to employee assistance program
  • Perkbox discount scheme membership
  • Simply Health Membership

You will have:

  • The desire to be a team player who wants to achieve best possible outcomes for all our children and foster carers
  • Experience of working in the fostering sector and/or children/young people in social care (preferable)
  • Excellent Word and Excel skills plus knowledge of PowerPoint
  • The ability to handle complex situations
  • Proven organisation skills and time management
  • A valid driving licence
  • The right to work in the UK


Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer.





APPLICATION PROCESS: Candidates will be required to complete an Application Form, which we will send out in a separate email. Please keep an eye out for our email.


This job is being advertised by AWD online on behalf of Five Rivers Child Care

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