The Caldecott Foundation

Recruitment – Making a Difference

The Caldecott Foundation cares for children who have significant social, emotional and behavioral difficulties due to suffering severe neglect and trauma at the early stages of life. Providing residential care for up to fifty children and young people aged 5 to 18 in comfortable homes with an assessment centre, on-site school, vocational learning centre and therapy service, Caldecott delivers a comprehensive package of care and education.

By working at Caldecott, you can make a difference to young people who need dedicated care and help in their education and home life.

Working at Caldecott is extremely rewarding and seeing the young people progress and achieve more than they ever thought possible is beyond satisfyingCaldecott staff member

We are currently looking to fill the following vacancies:

Teaching Assistant (Casual)

£80 – £100 / day

Opportunities have arisen to join our dedicated and friendly team.

Are you a resilient, highly skilled, enthusiastic and reliable Teaching Assistant who can support our young people to achieve in all areas of the curriculum?

You must have GCSE (Grade C or above) in English and Mathematics or Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy and be able to communicate effectively with children and adults.

We are looking for someone who enjoys working with children; works well as part of a team and has a good sense of humour!

Closing date: TBC

Interviews will take place on: TBC

An Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check from the Disclosing and Barring Service will be required for this post.

Applications are invited via our website – or, alternatively, by contacting the Recruitment Officer by emailing or by phone on 01303 815635

Please note: we aim to contact shortlisted applicants as soon as possible after the closing date. Should you not have heard within three weeks of the closing date, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful.


Voluntary position – We will reimburse expenses

The Caldecott Foundation is seeking new trustees to fill vacant places on our Board.

The Caldecott Foundation provides Residential Care, Education, Fostering and Therapy for some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the country. We have recently celebrated our 100th anniversary and undertaken a Fundraising Appeal to fund the expansion of our school facilities, therapy services and step-down residential provision. We are committed to providing high quality services and passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes for those placed with us.

As a member of our Board you would be involved with us during an exciting period of our on-going development. You would be in a position to use your skills and experience to make a real difference to the vulnerable children and young people in our care, as well as to support us in our plans to expand and develop our services, maximize the advantages of our charitable status and achieve sustainable success as an organization.

You would be joining a team of volunteer Trustees from a range of professional backgrounds. The full Board meets six times a year and there are a number of sub-committees covering Audit & Risk, Finance, Education and Practice Governance.

We are currently looking to recruit Trustees with the following backgrounds:

  • Commercial/financial
  • Care services for children and young people
  • Education or training
  • Managerial or professional
  • Private or public sector Board experience

If you are interested in finding out more about the position or about Caldecott we would be delighted to provide you with more detailed information and arrange a time for you to visit. Please contact Timothy Allison, Executive Support Manager on 01303 815638 or email

Foster Carers

Looking for an interesting and worthwhile career? How about becoming a foster carer?

If you are energetic, capable, a good problem solver, optimistic and fun loving and could be a good role model to the children and young people in our care then we would love to hear from you.

If you feel you can make a difference for these children and young people and are prepared to work from home, work as part of a professional team and undertake training then we are the organisation for you.

As a foster carer you will be paid a generous weekly allowance including paid respite, holiday allowance and insurance. You will also receive support from your personal fostering social worker through formal supervision, an on-going package of training and 24/7 365 days a year telephone support.

Still interested about this exciting new career?

Call our friendly team on 0300 303 8794 now so you can start on this wonderful and rewarding career.

Click here to be transferred to our fostering website where there is more information on fostering and becoming a foster carer.

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Safeguarding Statement

The Caldecott Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

An Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service will be required for these posts.

Equal Opportunities

The Foundation is an equal opportunities employer. Please click here for our Equal Opportunities Policy