Decision details

Recruitment assistant post – 12 months fixed term contract

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


A meeting has been held with Sue Harris, Emma Appleby and Lorraine Jones to discuss the funding that is being utilised in Fostering from the Transformation Fund. An agency Marketing manager is currently being paid out of this fund. Following a review of the Fostering Service it is now felt that the next stage of the recruitment and marketing strategy to recruit new foster carers would be to employ a level 6 recruitment assistant to support the recruitment officer currently in post. This would be cost effective and assist the service in promoting fostering in Bury. An apprentice who is currently working for Bury and has been interviewed as part of admin recruitment has been identified as a potential candidate for the role. We are therefore seeking permission to establish a recruitment officer post on a fixed term contract for 1 year. This would not be at any additional cost to the council.

Publication date: 07/10/2020

Date of decision: 18/09/2020

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