Job Title: Deputy Manager – Family Assessment Centre

Location: Littlehampton

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time

Salary: Upto £35,000

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to help us with opening a brand new Family Assessment centre in Littlehampton.  

About the Role

As the Deputy Manager of our brand new Family Assessment Centre you will support the registered manager in the day-to-day operational management of the service and, when necessary, deputise for them in their absence. You will line manage a team of Senior Support Workers and help them in development.The successful candidate will follow relevant guidelines to ensure a safe and secure environment that meets Ofsted legislation and regulations.

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 32 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.


Who we are looking for?

The successful candidate will have experience working with adults/families, preferably in a residential setting, with at least 2 years’ experience. You will be comfortable managing conflict and working with families that will be in a state of distress and experience in the delivery of parenting assessments.


Essential Criteria

  • 2 years experience of working with Children, Young People or Families
  • Understanding of Ofsted regulations
  • A level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care or similar
  • A willingness to undertake a Level 5 qualification in Leadership and Management
  • Evidence of Continuous professional development
  • A driving licence and access to a vehicle


Why work for us?

  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum plus bank holidays
  • An extra days holiday for a special day of your choice (birthday, child’s first day at school etc)
  • Professional support network
  • Contributory Pension
  • Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers
  • Essential role to making a real difference to the lives of children and young people
  • Career pathways and a dedicated learning and development team


Please note this role is due to commence in July 2022

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.


Apply now