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WillisPalmer are seeking to recruit

WillisPalmer are seeking to recruit experienced Fostering Assessors to complete Form F assessments as well as Short Breaks Assessments nationwide.

Particular hotspots for assessment work are currently: The South West, South East & London. This is ever expanding as more of our local authority partners begin to contract with us.

We provide a robust and supportive supervision process for all registered assessors undertaking Form F assessments. We also have detailed guidance on completion of high quality Form F's.

We are seeking experienced assessors who will:

  • Produce fluent, concise, objective, well written and evidenced reports.
  • Have excellent presentation skills for panel
  • Maintain deadlines and keep WillisPalmer informed of any problems arising within the assessment

You will need to be qualified with a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience, have recent experience of completing a Form F, registered with the HCPC, have excellent IT and literacy skills and be trading either as a limited company or under an umbrella company.

Our rates of pay are as competitive as any in the sector and we believe that the support and guidance you will receive from WillisPalmer will be the best available. If you are interested in being part of our team of fostering assessors please follow this link

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