Kinship Care Service Development Manager

2 yr fixed term contract (4 days pw)


Are you a qualified social worker with leadership qualities and experience of whole family work? Do you want to change practice and change lives? If so then we want to hear from you.

We have an exciting new opportunity for a senior management role in the team who will lead the development and implementation of our new the Kinship Care Practice Improvement Strategy. They will be expected to draw on their own experience of children’s services, demonstrate a strong understanding of the statutory framework, and local authority context in order to shape our service offer, develop relationships and identify partners for our work.

In return we offer a small friendly team, flexible working with 30 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata).

This post is funded for two years but is expected to be at least part-funded by self-generated income in its third year.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 26th August at 5pm. Interviews are scheduled to be held in our London office on Thursday 4th or Monday 8th September.

You can download an information pack and application form below.

For more information and to discuss the role contact 020 8981 8001 or email quoting ref SDM.

Kinship Care Service Development Manager information pack

equal opportunities form

application form


Become a Grandparents Plus Trustee


Grandparents Plus is fortunate to have a dedicated and talented board of trustees.  But we now have a couple of vacancies that we are looking to fill.  Could this be the role for you?

In particular we are looking for people with corporate experience, fundraising experience and expertise or those who have worked in a local authority.

Previous board or committee experience is desirable but not essential. We also particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, from kinship carers and from those brought up in kinship care.

The successful candidates must be available to attend four board meetings and one or two strategy awayday discussions per year.  There may be a greater time commitment if a Trustee becomes one of the officers of the charity.  This is a voluntary role but travel expenses and childcare costs will be paid.

To find out more about this opportunity you can download a trustee information pack and read our latest annual report and accounts here. To apply please forward your CV with a covering email to with the subject ref ‘Trustee recruitment’.

To discuss the role or to contact one of our Co-Chairs please contact our Chief Executive, Sam Smethers on 020 8981 8001.

Please note that this is a rolling programme of recruitment without a closing date.