Children, Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

Foster Carer Training Coordinator

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£25,991 - £28,672 per annum

Newcastle City Council is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, dynamic and skilled Foster Carer Training Coordinator to organise, monitor and deliver foster carer training to our growing foster caring community.

This role requires knowledge and experience of Fostering and training as you will be required to work alongside Foster Carers, Connected Carers, social workers, external training providers and IT to ensure carers have access to and attend online as well as face to face training.

You will be responsible for delivering as well as organising and facilitating foster carer training. Part of this role will be to develop and implement the Foster Carers’ annual Learning and Development Schedule or ‘training calendar’.

Excellent communication and engagement skills are needed as part of this role will be to monitor foster carer training attendance and take up.

Our foster carers often care for children with very complex health, emotional and behavioural needs and an understanding of these areas and the challenges carers may encounter will be important to the role.

If you have any queries about this role please contact the Registered Manager for Fostering and Adoption at

Apply online at, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

Working in Care Homes - In accordance with Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021, staff deployed to work in CQC registered care homes providing accommodation and nursing or personal care are required to have full vaccination status or a medical exemption before working or being deployed into work settings covered by the legislation. Applicants to positions covered by these regulations are required to provide certified evidence of their vaccination status or medical exemption as part of any pre employment checks.


Closing date:

30 September 2021

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