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Head of Fostering

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

Can you rise to the challenge? Cambridgeshire County Council is embarking on a new phase of service delivery and have bold ambitions to achieve excellent standards.  If you have the passion for putting children at the heart of everything you do and the ambition to help shape our future, we would love to hear from you.

For more information please see the attached Job Description or for an informal chat about this opportunity please contact Martin Purbrick Executive Director for Children, Families and Education via email to

What will you be doing?

Joining us now you will become part of a fresh and energetic team with an ambitious commitment to the children and families we support.  We know we need to improve and are confident we can deliver the changes, but we can’t do it without you.

Adopting a highly collaborative approach you will ensure that internal and external resources work together to identify and deliver a range of services that meet the needs of the community and the children and young people in care, who are at the centre of everything we do.

By joining us you will be supported personally and professionally to deliver in this key role.  Enabling you to identify and share good practice countywide and providing advice and guidance in this specialist area.

We offer flexible work base location options across Cambridgeshire.

About you

You will be a qualified social worker with current Social Work England registration and demonstrate strong leadership and management skills.

You will be a strategic thinker and have the ability to identify and implement strategic solutions with a proven track record of effective change management.

We want you to share our values and inspire confidence with colleagues at all levels of the organisation, forming collaborative relationships across the partnership.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.


We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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