Job Title: Registered Manager - Fostering

Location/Region: South East of England

Contract Type: Full time, Permanent

Salary: up to £60,000 per annum

Car Allowance: £4,000

 

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join the National Fostering Group, as a Registered Manager in the South East of England. The Registered Manager will be responsible for managing and developing all aspects of fostering resources and support functions. 

 

About the Group

We are part of the National Fostering Group – the UK’s largest independent fostering family.

Our highly skilled and dedicated fostering community supports Local Authorities by providing short or long-term foster placements for thousands of vulnerable children and teenagers throughout the UK. With 100% of our 26 regional fostering agencies officially recognised by Ofsted, Welsh and Scottish regulators as either ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’, it is perhaps not surprising that more people choose to foster with our fostering agencies than any other fostering provider in the UK.

 

About the Role

As Registered Manager you will be accountable for providing vision and leadership to teams within our Fostering Agency.  The successful candidate will promote the National Fostering Group and follow relevant guidelines ensuring the team meet the “Statement of Purpose” and remain compliant with legislation and regulations. You will manage all budgets and drive financial performance

Reporting to the Regional Director, the Registered Manager will be the line manager for a number of Team Managers. You will also lead our team of staff including social workers and admins to ensure they have the support they need for effective team working and development. You will seek opportunities for improvement, business growth and maintain key links within Local Authorities.

 

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for someone who has experience working successfully as a manager and leader to develop high performing teams within Children’s Services. Experience of working within fostering is desirable but not essential. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of policy and regulations of Children’s Services and experience of within with service and partner agencies to promote the children and young people.

You will need to be a qualified social worker and hold either:

  • A level 4 Leadership and Management for Care Services and Health and Social Care (achieved before January 2011), OR;
  • A level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (achieved after January 2011)

Due to the nature of the role you will need to have a full UK driving licence and use of a car for work.

 

Responsibilities

  • Monitoring and maintaining full compliance with regulations and standards to ensure excellent outcomes for children and young people and excellent grades from the regulatory bodies
  • Ensures that within the region there is provision of 24hour professional support for foster carers and that an effective out of hours placement service is available for customers
  • Ensures any matters concerning child protection are dealt with in accord with government guidelines and company policy
  • Ensures assessments of prospective foster carers is in accordance with Outcomes First Group policies and procedures and government guidelines.
  • Responsible for ensuring the agency drives to achieve good outcomes for children and takes full responsibility for the service delivery to children, young people, the carers and families, in line with legislation, guidance and local policy and procedures.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, induction of new staff and retention of current staff
  • Develops new business and fostering resources within the area where the agency operates
  • Ensures effective client management and maintains external market awareness

 

Essential Criteria

  • A track record in managing cultural and organisational change management
  • Be a qualified social worker
  • A level 4 Leadership and Management for Care Services and Health and Social Care (achieved before January 2011), OR;
  • A level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (achieved after January 2011)
  • A proven track record of experience within a similar field
  • Experience supervising and managing professional staff
  • Evidence of Continuous professional/ management development
  • Proven experience of managing budgets

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer.


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