JMT In Touch Worker


Jill Cairney joined the In-Touch team in 2013 as a Support Worker.


Jill supports past and current Moore House and JMT Fostering young people to promote their independent journeys.  Working closely with local councils, social work, housing, DWP, education and training providers to set goals and review outcomes.  Jill works on building motivation and confidence to help young people make positive choices and overcome challenges to improve their health and wellbeing as well as achieving independent living skills.


Jill previously worked with A4e for 3 years in post as Employer Engagement/Advisor.  This role involved mentoring a caseload of 140 customers back into work, engaging with employers to secure sustainable employment, completing end-to-end recruitment/selection for employers and reporting outcomes in line with DWP contractual agreements.

As Placement Mentor she delivered secure work placements for 18-24 year olds; identifying barriers, setting objectives and long-term goals for their future.


Prior to this Jill was employed with DWP in an Advisor Role.  Focusing on 18-24 year olds to achieve employment or further education, and signpost to relevant organisations to assist with their independent journey.


Jill spent 17 years with Virgin Media progressing from Dispatcher of Installation Engineers to a Service Manager of the Operational Department.  Her involvement included heading the recruitment of staff turnover for the department.  Jill worked on development and adaptation to the Company accreditation scheme and new starter programme;   Motivating, managing and developing a team of 25 advisors to meet department KPIs.

About Us

JMT Fostering is a small not-for-profit organisation located in Scotland with offices in Livingston, Dundee and Prestwick. Since 1997, we have sought to make a difference for Scotland’s children and young people who are unable to remain at home. With JMT Fostering, children and young people have placements that are supported and secure because we have foster carers who are committed to making a difference in their lives.


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