Due to the rapid growth branch of the Foster Care Workers branch at the IWGB Union, the branch are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic office based assistant.

Experience of foster care is not necessarily needed as we will train you. However, the successful applicant will need to have great communication, listening and organisational skills, and in addition be able to work well as part of a team as well as on their own initiative. Knowledge of Microsoft Office or equivalent software packages is a must.

This new position will be key for our rapidly expanding branch. You will be the first point of contact for members, assist members with workplace issues, liaise with the branch committee, organise the membership database, help members develop regional groups and reps, signpost them to training, take minutes at branch committee meetings, organise venues and more.

This is a great opportunity to work with an exciting new union making a real difference to foster carers across the country.

The post will be based in London, and will initially be 3 days per week (21 hours) with possibility of extending to 5 days within a couple of months. The rate of pay will be £11.20 per hour.

The IWGB offers all staff a generous holiday, sick pay and pension package.

Applicants should send a short letter along with a CV to office@iwgb.org.uk. The deadline for applications is Friday 26 January. Any questions please contact sarahanderson@iwgb.co.uk.