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Support Officer – Recruitment & Engagement (Fostering Service)

Closing date: 04/07/2022

Reference: REQ103950

37 hours / Permanent

22,571 - 24,432 *


*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

Would you like to join a friendly and supportive team in an authority where you are valued as an individual and encouraged to pursue professional development?

If so, Ceredigion is the place for you.

This role will be primarily to support with the recruitment of foster carers and to promote the Fostering Services through the development and implementation of a recruitment strategy. You will be expected to work in the Through Age and Wellbeing Integrated Services Model to assist in planning, supporting, supervising and undertaking specific activities and other work with adults and their families.

Ideally you will have a qualification in marketing, public relations or personnel qualification or a commitment to undertaking any qualification relevant to this post as defined in the Social Care Wales Qualification Framework as well as experience within marketing, public relations or recruitment environment to include experience of recruitment/publicity events, conferences or campaigns. Experience within an organisation providing social care or promoting social welfare would also be favourable.

On occasions there will be a requirement to work evenings and weekends.

Job Description and Person Specification

Note: We reserve the right to amend the application closing date.

Safeguarding and protecting adults at risk and children are key priorities for us. We aim to support adults at risk, children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be.  We acknowledge their right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB before appointing to this post.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Porth Gofal – Targeted Intervention Services

We are at the core of Ceredigion’s through-age social care provision and we focus on ensuring that each individual receives the intervention that is best placed to meet their needs or, where necessary, guide them to early help or specialist services. Our functions include:
Porth Gofal Intake and Triage Team

  • Targeted Intervention Services
  • Fostering Services
  • Residential and Day Care Services
  • Housing Services
  • Integrated Community Equipment Stores
  • Emergency Duty Team
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