Capstone Foster Care is an independent foster care agency with 16 offices and hundreds of carers across England who are available to help foster children build brighter futures.

A vacancy has arisen for a full-time administrator to support the social worker team in our friendly Hampshire office based in Ringwood.  We are looking for a candidate who is seeking to develop their skills and experience in a lively, fast-paced office environment where initiative and the ability to work independently are paramount.

Reporting to the Administration Manager you will provide administration services to the company, and assist in supporting the company’s activities in a variety of ways conducive to the safe care of children and young people looked after by the company’s foster carers.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Incoming and outgoing mail
  • Answer the telephone and take clear and accurate messages
  • Minute taking and typing as required, incl. monthly Fostering Panel meetings
  • Coordinating and administrating Panel meetings
  • Undertake checks and references on prospective foster carers
  • Diary management
  • Organise training and special events (buffets, carer and children’s activities)
  • To assist and support the Area Manager and the Supervising Social Workers
  • Maintain office stationery supplies

The successful candidate will be friendly and approachable, non-judgemental, tolerant and a good listener to ensure that foster carers and children and young people placed with Capstone Foster Care have a sympathetic and concerned first port of call when telephoning for assistance or support. You will be organised and methodical with an eye for detail.  Previous office admin experience (2+ years), and a high level of computer literacy (MS Office) are essential, along with an ability to think on your feet and a willingness to learn and adapt to change.  Experience of databases and/or work in the social care or fostering sector is desirable, but not essential.

Hours 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is enshrined within Capstone Foster Care’s policy and practice. We expect our employees to share this commitment with us.

To apply please email your cv to or visit and apply directly.

Closing date Tuesday 17th October 2017

This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at 12:53 pm by Adele. You can leave comments below, or subscribe to our monthly news at the top of the page for more updates like these.

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