0800 035 6499
  • 17th February 2021
  • Ongoing
  • Romsey

About This Job

Job Title: Recruitment Administrator

Location: Romsey, Hampshire

Salary: £16,000 – £18,500 per annum

Working Pattern: Full Time, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm


Blue Sky Fostering has an exciting opportunity for a Recruitment Administrator to join the team in the Hampshire area. This position is full time based at our hub in Romsey.


Who are we?


BSN Social Care is the parent company of Blue Sky Fostering.


Blue Sky Fostering is an established Independent Fostering Agency, operating across the south of England, to provide foster placements to children and young people. We have been rated ‘Outstanding’ for four consecutive inspections since 2008.

We provide a number of different services including mainstream fostering for children aged 0-18 and Parent and Child Placements. We also have an established and well regarded Therapeutic Led Care (TLC) service where our team of experienced clinical practitioners work alongside specialist foster carers to provide therapeutic care to children to prevent them moving to residential care.

Our ethos is to provide the best service possible for children, and for all children placed with us to achieve their full potential. We work hard to ensure children experience love, care, nurture and stability with our carers.

The Role

Blue Sky Fostering has a brilliant opportunity for a proactive, skilled and organised individual, with previous administrative experience in an office environment, to join the team as a Recruitment Administrator at our hub in Romsey.

We are looking for dedicated and dependable individual with energy and drive to provide direct administrative support to the carer recruitment team at the hub. The Recruitment Administrator will be fully involved in all aspects of the recruitment and assessment of new foster carers for Blue Sky Fostering.

As a Recruitment Administrator, you will be responsible for overseeing and processing any new fostering applications. This includes answering telephone calls and responding to emails in a timely manner to ensure any interest and queries are acted upon promptly. You will also be responsible for overseeing all statutory checks for new foster carers such as submitting DBS requests and highlighting any areas of concern as well as undertaking regular audits to chase any outstanding information and ensure all checks received are to a high standard. The Recruitment Administrator will also be responsible for maintaining and inputting data regarding the statutory checks into spreadsheets to evidence what has been actioned and to keep on top of deadlines.

The successful candidate will need to be creative in their approach to problem solving and detail-orientated in reviewing information as they will need to ensure compliance is met across all stages of the recruitment process. You will also need to ensure you are proficient and have a high degree of accuracy as you will be required to closely follow systems and processes for all aspects of fostering assessment.


What we’re looking for

To apply for this position, it is essential you:

  • Hold a full UK Driving Licence and have a vehicle (desirable but not essential)
  • Have experience of utilising a range of IT programmes and maintaining database systems
  • Have good knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word & Excel
  • Able to work with confidential information
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing with a wide audience
  • Able to work with a degree of autonomy, in a flexible and creative manner, whilst observing policies and procedures
  • Highly motivated and capable of managing deadlines
  • Share a commitment to Equal Opportunities in all work practices and to improving the lives of Looked After Children


Why work for us?

  • Generous Annual Leave – 28 days PLUS your Bank Holiday Entitlement
  • Annual Leave increase after 3 full years of service by 1 day – up until a max of 12 years
  • Birthday Leave – a paid day off for your birthday
  • Good Health Days – no sickness in a 6 month period and get an additional day off!
  • Refer A Friend Scheme with a monetary incentive
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Platform that provides access to advice and support 24/7
  • Auto Enrolment Pension
  • Learning & Development Opportunities
  • Optional Private Healthcare Scheme
  • Eyecare Vouchers
  • Cycle to Work scheme


Want to find out more?


If you would like more information regarding this role, please contact recruitment@bsnsocialcare.co.uk and one of our Recruitment Advisors will be happy to discuss further.

Everyone is welcome


Diversity and inclusion are the principles for how we build our teams and Blue Sky Fostering strives to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are valued and celebrated. We want a workforce which represents the communities we serve and work, to ensure no applicant or employee is treated unfairly on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, religion or identity. We recognise and value the individual differences and contributions of all employees and believe that by working together we can achieve equality for all.