We are a leading independent fostering agency in Ireland, working in partnership with Tusla to provide children and young people with a positive foster care experience.More info
FFI operates within a framework of fairness, openness, integrity and accountability, and expects the same of those providing services for the agency.
We work hard to ensure that all policies and practices are in line with relevant legislative, regulatory and good practice requirements.
We are committed to ensuring that:
FFI value all staff and we are committed to helping them reach their full potential. We offer generous salaries, extensive training opportunities and additional staff benefits.
We provide staff with whatever is needed to succeed in their role from the day you join our team and throughout your career.
FFI offer a range of training opportunities including specialist training relevant to your role. We also provide courses based on individual needs.
We encourage staff development and give our employees the chance to progress within and across departments.
Throughout your time with us, you will have on-going professional development, an annual performance review and be encouraged to take ownership of your learning needs and be proactive in identifying solutions.
We take an inclusive approach to recruitment and are proud to employ a diverse workforce from a wide range of backgrounds.
We are fully committed to promoting equal opportunities in everything we do and are a member of the Top 100 Companies for LGBT employees.
No prospective or existing FFI employee will be subject to any form of discrimination on the grounds of:
We prepare job descriptions and person specifications for every vacancy and advertise job openings via internal and external advertising. We also offer transfer opportunities for existing staff within the Key Assets Group. Applicants are short-listed against the person specification and selection decisions are made on the basis of merit.
When you join our team on a permanent basis, you will receive the following benefits as part of the terms & conditions of your employment. These include:
A contributory pension scheme is in place for all permanently contracted employees after a successful probationary period. We contribute 5% and employee contribution is voluntary.
All employees receive 25 days annual leave rising to 28 days after one year’s service in the next leave year, and 30 days after three year’s continuous service, plus bank holidays. Employees are requested to reserve some of their annual leave to accommodate the company’s closure during the Christmas period.
All employees are entitled to four weeks full pay whilst in their probationary period. Thereafter, it will increase to 12 weeks full pay.
A duvet day can be accumulated if an employee does not have any sick leave in a 6 month period.
All employees are offered private health insurance after one years’ service with the company.
In the event of the employee’s death, the nominated beneficiary will receive twice the employee’s annual salary.
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