Job Title: Team Manager
Location: Fostering Solutions South Central
Contract: permanent/full time
Hours: 9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday
Salary: Up to £47,000 (including car allowance)
*We will be trialling a 4 day working week from June 2022 to ensure the ultimate work life balance for employees*
If you really want to make your mark in a developing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Team Manager to join our well established team at Fostering Solutions South. We want someone who places a focus on the positive outcomes of our children and young people. This is your chance to join a supportive, caring and high achieving team at Fostering Solutiuons.
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.
Fostering Solutions covers South Central and South Coast areas.. Our agency currently has2 Team Managers, 1 Advanced Practitioner, 6 SSWs, 2 Family Support Workers, Administration and Carer Recruitment Roles. Our most recent Ofsted Inspection reported our agency as good.
About the Role
This post is pivotal in supporting the Registered Manager in delivering a high quality service for children and young people, and foster carers.
The Team Manager is responsible for ensuring that legislative, regulatory, national minimum standards and company requirements are met so that we maintain and achieve outstanding performance.
The Team Manager also works closely with other colleagues and fulfils specific responsibilities in relation to foster carer recruitment and assessment, referrals and placements, foster carer learning and development of our fostering panel. The post holder also contributes to the strategic development and successful expansion of the Region through child and carer focused projects.
Who we are looking for
You must hold a current registration with the relevant Social Work regulatory council (e.g Social Work England/Wales, NISCC, SSSC) and have recent experience in fostering and services for children with good working knowledge of the regulatory framework, plus some previous experience in a line management.
Ideally you will have experience in achieving performance targets and developing services to meet organisational objectives. You will be a strong written and verbal communicator with good IT skills, a flexible and adaptable approach and able to travel to support the growth of the region.
But what else is in it for you? Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:
- Up to 39 days annual leave each year (25 base entitlement + 1 One moment in time + 8 bank holidays + ability to buy up to 5 extra days)
- Life Assurance
- Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
- “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:
- A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
- 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
- Cycle to Work Schemes
- Electric Car Purchase Scheme
- Critical illness cover
And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.
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.
Job Vacancy ID: 175820