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Our Values

In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

  • Open and fair: We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and develop: We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and empower: We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and innovate: We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be accountable: We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and respect: We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

The Image “Our Values” is an image of text. It is a logotype for our One Coventry Values - Open and fair, Nurture and develop, Engage and empower, Create and innovate, Own and be accountable, Value and respect

What is the job role?

Are you Ready for the Next Steps? Considering a change of career? 

Coventry City Council’s fostering service is recruiting people to join a small team of dedicated foster carers. Fostering on the Next Steps scheme means you will provide care and support for one of Coventry’s most vulnerable children and young people in your home. 

Through the adoption of a therapeutic approach on a 1:1 basis, children and young people on the scheme can receive a level of nurture and support to help them take their next steps onto positive pathways. 

Foster carers on the scheme will join our small, dedicated team, with bespoke training and support packages as well as 1:1 and peer group reflection 

Who are we looking for?

To be eligible to be assessed for the scheme you should be able to demonstrate: 

  • At least 2 years experience of caring for or working with young people with behaviours (or similar) that may be found challenging 
  • No other under 18-year olds living with you 
  • One carer in the household will be home-based full-time (recognition of this is reflected in the financial package) 
  • Insight and understanding about trauma, abuse, neglect and potentially of autism and/or mental health issues 
  • With our support and training, the ability to manage and support a young person who is likely, due to their experiences, to display behaviours that you may find challenging, in your home
  • Ability to work positively with others as part of a wider team of professionals 
  • Adaptability and willingness to learn and implement new approaches 
  • High level of empathy 
  • Commitment and motivation to care for a young person who might have had multiple placement breakdowns 
  • Resilience  

In return the scheme offers: 

  • Full initial and ongoing training, personalised to your needs 
  • Dedicated support from a senior social worker and our wider team
  • Access to our 24/7 emergency telephone support service provided by our team 
  • To recognise the commitment required for this scheme, a financial package of nearly £50K per annum (including costs for caring for the young person) is offered. 

To find out more and to register your interest follow the link 

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.


About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 5100 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit

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