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Form F Assessor Jobs

We are recruiting Independent Foster Carer Assessors. Learn more about what we're looking for and apply online.

Location: Nationwide (see below)
Salary: Up to £2,500 plus 0.45p per mile

Compass Fostering are an independent fostering agency who care for around 2,000 children and young people. providing the best possible care to all children within the community is at the heart of what we do.

We operate a ‘potential not perfection’ strategy throughout the fostering assessment process and will always look at applicants’ potential to provide a safe and loving home to a young person.

Compass are now offering all applicants the opportunity to complete a ‘fast track assessment’. This is a robust assessment in a shorter timeframe, conducting using a blended approach of virtual and face to face visits.

We currently have form f assessor jobs in the following areas
  • Middlesbrough
  • Liverpool
  • Blackburn
  • Manchester
  • Grimsby
  • Sheffield
  • Skegness
  • Nottingham
  • Lincoln
  • Stratford
  • Brixton
  • Yeovil
  • Plymouth
  • Hereford
  • Oxford
  • Cardiff
  • Bangor

You will have a relevant professional qualification in social work, together with valid SWE registration. You will also have experience of undertaking assessments of potential foster carers. A good knowledge of the fostering regulations, childcare law and safeguarding issues is essential. You will be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

You will need to be flexible and have the capability to use your initiative and work under pressure to ensure deadlines are met and to enable the smooth running of the service.

In return Compass will offer you training, guidance, a dedicated Panel and Assessment Manager, Compass have an administration team who will collate all reference and checks so you can concentrate on the assessment.

As an assessor you can opt for assistance with referee interviews. The fee for a completed assessment of this type would be £2,250.

Required education

  • Social Worker qualification


Required experience

  • Social Work: 2 years


Required licences or certifications

  • Driving Licence (preferred)
  • Social Work England (SWE) registration (required)


Compass Community is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services.

The Compass Community values equality and diversity across our workforce and aims to ensure our staff community is reflective of the diversity of the children and young people within our care. In support of this commitment, we welcome applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.