Company: Foster Care Associates

Location: Chorley

Contract Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 15 May 2024

Salary: £20,820

Specific Hours: 35 hours pw



Role: Administrator 

Annual Salary: £20,820

Benefits: 30 days' Annual Leave, rising to 35 day's with length of service, + Bank Holidays, Life Assurance, Employee Discount Scheme, on-site Free Parking & Medical Cash Plan.

Office Location: Chorley


Set up by a former foster parent and former social worker in 1994, Foster Care Associates (FCA) is an established fostering agency which forms part of the Polaris Community - one of the UK’s largest leading communities of children’s service providers.

The business was born out of an enthusiasm for delivering fostering services to make a positive difference to the lives of looked after children. Our first office was in the Worcestershire countryside, and that’s still where our Head Office is today.

We’re one of the country’s largest and most experienced independent fostering agencies. But just because we’re large doesn’t mean we’re impersonal. At FCA we’re one big family, and we’re committed to supporting every single child and foster parent, every single minute of the day.


We are seeking an enthusiastic and reliable Administrator to join us in our friendly, dedicated and established team working in our Chorley office.


  • Undertake a wide range of administrative tasks and duties using keyboard, office 365, Teams and  strong IT skills
  • Act as admin support for the Region and wider Hub.
  • Co-ordination and sourcing of appropriate staff and foster parent training
  • Organisation and coordination of meetings and events
  • Completion of monthly tasks according to deadlines
  • Recording of essential company information to third parties on our database (CHARMS)
  • Act as first point of contact for our customers and portray a positive, professional and helpful image of the organisation
  • Understand and follow unique processes relating to compliance.
  • Note/Minute taking at meetings where appropriate.
  • Cover reception.
  • Some travel within the region


  • Previous Administrative experience
  • Solid educational background to include GCSE Grade C (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics
  • Be able to evidence an understanding of the use of IT and electronic communications including the use of Microsoft Office in particular Word, Excel and Outlook email to an intermediate level.
  • A good knowledge of administrative systems and processes
  • Be able to demonstrate effective communication
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle changing priorities
  • Administration qualification or equivalent

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Nicola Duggins – Business Support Manager on 07771 707550.

To be considered for this post, please apply and we’ll be in touch.

No agencies please.

FCA is an equal opportunities employer and has been awarded the disability confident employer by the jobcentre plus. The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position. 

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