Staff Vacancies

Please see below a list of our current staff vacancies. If you are interested in becoming a Foster Carer please use the ‘Apply to Foster’ page at the top of your screen.

Supervising Social Worker

Duties and Responsibilities of the Supervising Social worker:

  • To safeguard and protect children/young people in accordance with Next Stage for Fostering policies and procedures at all times.
  • To assist in the recruitment and assessment of Foster Carers
  • To manage, supervise, support and train, the required case load, of approved Foster Carers in line with agency requirements.
  • To work closely with the Referral and Placement Team and Local Authorities to ensure each child/young person referred is appropriately matched to a skilled fostering family.
  • To establish positive relationships with children/young people and to be an effective participate in the team around the child/young person.
  • To ensure appropriate records are kept, in line with Agency Policy, on all work undertaken.
  • To be proactive in your own personal development, with engagement at supervision, appraisal, and training. To be a team player and respond and contribute to the Agency developments.
  • To be able to flexibly and outside core hours when the needs arise; this includes inclusion in the ‘out of hours’ Social Work duty rota.

Requirements of the Supervising Social Worker

  • Enhanced satisfactory DBS
  • A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/Diploma)
  • Registered with Social Work England
  • At least 2 years’ post qualifying experience working with children/young people looked after
  • Experience of working within a fostering team.
  • Experience of working within a childcare local authority social work team
  • A knowledge of Ofsted requirement and the current legislation and frameworks relevant to Children’s Social Care and fostering
  • Excellent organisational, time management and IT skills
  • To have a full current driving licence and use of a car.

What’s on offer

  • Full time (37.5 hours) Permanent position
  • Salary Scale – £26,000 – £36,000 dependant on experience.
  • Car mileage paid in line with Inland Revenue guidance.
  • Annual leave 25 days plus public holidays
  • Location – Office base 28, Manchester Road, Bolton, BL5 3QJ

To apply:

Please complete the application form below (CV’s are not accepted)


Closing Date – Thursday 21st  January 2021

Notification of Interview – Monday 25th January 2021

Please return your completed application form via email to

Independent Form F Assessors

We are seeking experienced Independent Assessors to undertake fostering assessments using the CoramBAAF Form F paperwork for prospective Foster Carers in all areas of the North West.

A relevant social work qualification and registration with the HCPC is essential.

Next Stage for Fostering is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. We require the successful applicant to undertake the Agencies safer recruitment checks, including an enhanced DBS.

What’s on offer

Payment: £1,800 per completed assessment, plus mileage as per the current HMRC rates.
Office location: Bolton

To apply:

Please complete the application form below (CV’s are not accepted)


Please return your completed application form via email to .