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Staff Vacancies

Join our outstanding team

If you would like the security of working for a large organisation that still retains a ‘family’ atmosphere, would like to feel valued, respected and supported to provide an excellent service to improve the lives and outcomes for vulnerable children and young people, we would love to hear from you.

To view all our current vacancies please visit our jobs site:

As part of the Acorn Care and Education Group, we are looking for a range of enthusiastic and experienced staff from qualified Social workers and business support professionals to independent assessors and panel members across the UK.

As our organisations grow, we need like-minded people to join us. Please visit our jobs site to make the first steps towards joining our outstanding team.


Form F Assessors

We’re looking for qualified social workers to carry out Form F assessments on prospective foster carers. In return, we offer a competitive fee of £1,800 (plus travelling expenses) per completed assessment and access to training and development opportunities.

If you are a self-employed Form F Assessor working in Bristol, or Devon, with competent computer skills, experience of writing high quality reports and the ability to meet strict deadlines please complete our application form. Completed applications should be emailed to Pathway.Recruitment@fosteringsolutions.com

Panel members required
Pathway Care is a fostering Agency that is fully committed to providing high quality foster placements for children. We invest huge effort and energy in achieving high standards of care and in doing all we can to achieve positive outcomes for the children we look after. This includes thorough Form F assessments of applicants and comprehensive reviews of foster carers.

We require Panel Members to join our Pathway Care Panels in the following regions - 

SW England Panel
The Fostering panel, which meets approximately once a month, is an integral and essential part of our service and we are seeking a new Panel Vice Chair.

Panels are convened at either our Ashburton Office in Devon or at our office in Bristol and applicants must be available to participate in these from 9.30am-4.30pm. 

Applicants must be able to contribute to all panel functions including making recommendations on the assessment and approval of foster carer applicants, foster carer reviews and terminations of approval. Applicants must have a good understanding and awareness of the needs of looked after children and the issues affecting them and to have acquired this professionally through employment in child care social work.

 Specifically, the Panel Vice Chair will need:
• A social work qualification DipSW or CQSW
• The ability to Chair a complex meeting where various views are expressed in the absence of the Chair
• The ability, if needed, to lead a meeting with appropriate authority and tactfulness
• The ability to identify areas of strength as well as those of concern and maintain a strong safeguarding focus.
• Knowledge of regulations and standards that relate to fostering.

Expenses are provided for travel and payment for preparation and attendance at Panel.

Job description – Panel members 

Application form 

Deadline for applications: Monday 2nd March 2015

Completed applications should be emailed to Pathway.Recruitment@fosteringsolutions.com.


Interested in fostering with us?

If you would like to find out more about becoming a foster carer with us, please complete our arrange a callback form, and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your next steps.