Work for us

Thank you for your interest in working for SFCS. We are currently looking to recruit Panel Members, a Senior Social Worker and a Sessional Social Worker - full details can be found below. Please keep checking this page and our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages for future opportunities.

Panel Members

St Francis’ Children’s Society is a specialist adoption agency providing a range of services to people for whom adoption is part of their life, has been part of their life or indeed, might become a part of their life.

Primary purpose

We are dynamic and forward-looking Agency, currently seeking to increase the number and diversity of our central list of Panel Members. We are looking for panel members who have experience, either professionally or personally or both of the placement of children in adoptive and foster families or of children being cared for away from their birth families. The role is to assist the agency in the recommendation of applicants to become adopters.

We are looking for 2 new social work members and two new independent members. We are particularly underrepresented by males on our Panels and would in particular welcome applications from male candidates.

This is a voluntary position; expenses and a discretionary attendance allowance are payable by negotiation.

Panels are normally once a month on the first Thursday of the month, although there might be times when we need an additional Panels.

Location: Milton Keynes / Virtual  (Panels are currently held remotely but some or all may return to face to face in future).

A full Role Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.  All applicants are required to complete the application form, Equality Monitoring form and (if appointment progressed and relevant) a Disclosure of Convictions form.   https://www.sfcs.org.uk/work-for-us/

Candidates should also read our Safer Recruitment Policy and our Recruitment Privacy Notice before applying.

All staff are expected to be familiar with and comply with the Society’s safeguarding, confidentiality, and equal opportunities policies. St Francis Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer. The organisation follows safer recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk of harm, and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure

If you require any further information, please contact Sarah McGrory 01908 572700 or enquiries@sfcs.org.uk.

Closing date: Monday 6th June 2022 midday

Interview Date: Virtual Monday 13th June  2022

Senior Social Worker

Full Time - 35 hours per week

Senior Social Worker NJC 32 £34,788

St Francis’ Children’s Society is a specialist adoption agency providing a range of services to people for whom adoption is part of their life, has been part of their life or indeed, might become a part of their life.

We are a registered charity and have been trusted with supporting the most vulnerable children in society for 150 years.  Our approach is universal, and we welcome all kinds of families for all kinds of children.

We are seeking to recruit an additional Senior Social Worker to join our enthusiastic and energetic team to undertake a range of work within the broad sphere of Adoption

Primary purpose

All social workers are expected to undertake a range of work within the broad sphere of Adoption. Senior Social Workers are expected to undertake work of increased complexity and take on additional responsibility. This post is focused primarily on adoption support, but it requires some flexibility.

Key tasks

  1. To provide adoption support to children and adoptive families. To contribute to the development of new services to support adoptive families.
  2. To undertake adoption support assessments as a basis for short term individual and family-based interventions.
  3. To signpost for more intensive and therapeutic interventions, including support to liaise with the relevant local authority to apply to the Adoption Support fund and services from other agencies such as CAMHs.
  4. To be part of the delivery of preventative adoption support services. These include a range of support and training activities for adoptive parents and families including an annual conference, and group activities for children and young people in adoptive families.

A full Role Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.  All applicants are required to complete the application form, Equality Monitoring form and (if appointment progressed and relevant) a Disclosure of Convictions form.   https://www.sfcs.org.uk/work-for-us/

Candidates should also read our Safer Recruitment Policy and our Recruitment Privacy Notice before applying.

All staff are expected to be familiar with and comply with the Society’s safeguarding, confidentiality, and equal opportunities policies. St Francis Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer. The organisation follows safer recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk of harm, and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure

If you require any further information, please contact Sarah McGrory or Ana Billenness on 01908 572700 or enquiries@sfcs.org.uk.

Closing Date for Applications: 9th June at midnight

Interviews: Friday 17th June (Face-to-face)

Sessional Social Worker

St Francis’ Children’s Society is a dynamic and forward-looking agency currently seeking to recruit a Sessional Social Worker to undertake PAR assessments as and when required and support adopters through the family finding, matching and placement process to adoption order.

Please find the full Job Description and Person Specification below.  If you would like further information, please contact Ana Billenness on 01908 572700 or email jasminp@sfcs.org.uk.

Applicants should read our Recruitment Privacy Notice and our Safer Recruitment and Selection Policy before applying.

Applicants will need to complete the Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form which can be downloaded below.  If relevant, you will also need to complete the Disclosure of Convictions Form, also provided below.

Closing Date for Applications:    Ongoing

Interview Date:    TBA

St. Francis' Children's Society is first and foremost committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers working with children to share this commitment. We apply recruitment and selection procedures which seek to ensure that no employee or volunteer is appointed who may pose a risk to children or is otherwise unsuitable to work with them.