Are you an experienced Project Manager looking for an exciting new project to lead?

Foster4 is Cheshire’s pioneering shared Local Authority foster carer recruitment service, a collaboration between Cheshire West and Chester Council, Halton Borough Council and Warrington Borough Council. In 2018, our three Authorities pooled resources and expertise, creating a single, unified brand, website and enquiry hub. We aim to continue to grow our local fostering communities by recruiting more foster carers, and providing even greater support to the ones we have. Ultimately, our goal is to keep more local children with local foster carers, enabling them, where appropriate, to remain living within their own communities, close to family, friends and schools for example. All of which can be hugely important to ensuring they have safe and stable childhoods.  

Making positive advances

Now in our third year of operation, we are proudly making significant positive advances in the sector, and together, we support more foster carers than any other organisation in the region, by a very long way. We develop and deliver all marketing campaigns, and undertake the initial recruitment of prospective carers for the three authorities. We reach thousands of people a week on social media, regularly achieve media coverage on platforms including BBC Breakfast Radio, ITV Granada Reports and Newsquest Media, and generate hundreds of enquiries per year, from a wide demographic of people from across Cheshire.

Next steps

We are now taking our 'next steps' as a fostering collaboration and are looking to appoint an energetic, enthusiastic project manager to take a lead role in the development and implementation of the Foster4 Training Hub. Ensuring that the project is delivered on time, within budget and to the required standard.  The projects will involve a number of change partners across the Cheshire footprint (Warrington, Halton & Cheshire West & Cheshire) and it is expected that post holder will be able to manage expectations created by these partners across different organisations and service areas.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring delivery of the projects including supporting the creation of business plans which meet the needs and identify clear outcomes of the work undertaken. 

For further information please contact: Sharon Cooper - Head of Service Children in Care & Care Leavers: sharon.cooper@warrington.gov.uk

Key information

Fixed term for 6 months

18.5 hours per week

DBS clearance is required.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

If you are a permanent WBC employee you will need to apply for this fixed term position as an internal secondment opportunity and will need to discuss this with your current line manager prior to applying.

Warrington Borough Council is a Disability Confident employer