Son’s and Daughter’s Month at The CFT Son’s and Daughters month has been a fantastic opportunity for us to give the birth children that make up our foster families a platform to share their incredible achievements. We hope you’ve enjoyed…

Black history month

Time for Change: Action Not Words. That’s the theme for this year’s events at Black History Month. Words are easy, but action speaks much louder. Black History Month is an important opportunity to reflect on the improvements required to make…

Resilience, with a capital R


Birth children enter the world of foster care through the passion and ambition of their parents. They are heavily consulted throughout the assessment process but theory and practice are at either end of the foster care spectrum. Until you start…

#SADM22 – The support system


The support system – Molly (14) Being a young person in a household that fosters, there are always thoughts of what they might lose. Attention from parents, the general disruption in their home, having to share their belongings. This could…

#SADM22 – Paving the way!

Inspiring the next generation – Ashton (14) In education, children are often made to think about their future and what it might look like. What you can do right now to bring that future to life? Are you going to…

#SADM22 – Sporting excellence!

Sporting excellence with William (9) When we think of role models in our homes, our thoughts jump straight to older siblings, Mum and Dad. The examples set by adults or young people approaching independence are important in framing a young…

#SADM22 – Managing anxiety

Managing anxiety with Elizabeth (11) Beginning to understand yourself and your emotional reactions is an important part of growing up. It can be why having feelings or conditions diagnosed can have a positive impact on a person as they can…

Kick start your career, become an apprentice.

Business Admin Apprenticeship | Kidderminster college Are you looking for an apprenticeship in the West Midlands? Are you attending Kidderminster college? Do you have aspirations in Business Administration? Do you want experience working for a charitable, not-for-profit organisation? Our apprenticeship…

Your interview - What you need to know.
If you’ve been invited to an interview, it’s your chance to meet us, tell us about yourself, and take a step towards building your incredible career.
Your interview is your opportunity to learn more about us.
So come prepared with your questions. Plus its our opportunity to get to know you, understand your motivation to work in this sector and get a good understanding of your experience and background.
The first step.
Is either a face to face interview carried out in person or via TEAMS. If you’re successful, the next stage is a more formal interview with at least two members of our team. At least one of the interview panel will have been trained in the NSPCC safer recruitment standards.
You might be invited for a second interview.
Or we might ask you to prepare a presentation or other sample of work. Think about what the role requires and prepare to show you’re a great fit.
We’ll carry out a criminal record check.
Bring the necessary identity documents to your formal interview. The address on the documents should match the address on your application form. You’ll need proof of your right to work in the UK, you will be provided with a list of approved identification documents in line with The Disclosure and Barring Service and proof of your address.
Remember to bring any qualification certificates that are required for the role.
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Be a successful candidate!
Read through our hints and tips and give yourself the best chance at a career with The CFT.
Do your research!
Look at our website and check that you match our outlook and culture.
Apply via our application form.
We require a fully completed application form, we’ll ask for your full employment history from age 16, include all job titles, employment dates and your reason for leaving – and if there are any gaps, please tell us why.
We’ll need contact details of referees.
Referee's should be people you’ve worked with during the last three years. One should be your most recent employer. We’ll also need a reference from any employer where you’ve worked directly with children and young people and a personal referee.
We’ll carry out a criminal record check.
If you’ve lived abroad within the last ten years, you might also be asked to complete an overseas criminal record check.
If your application is successful.
There may be some more pre-employment checks specific to the role, but a member of our HR Team will be in touch to talk you through what’s needed.
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