Fostering Service Manager

15 Jun 2019
24 Jun 2019
Job Type
Contract Type
Job Role: Fostering Service Manager
Location: Stoke-on-Trent
Salary: Competitive and negotiable for the right candidate.
Gilbert Meher are delighted to be working in partnership with a leading independent fostering agency, who provide fostering solutions and exceptional bespoke packages for vulnerable children and young people.
This exceptional agency put children at the heart of their growth and have assisted children and young people in securing a safe home, helping them to achieve their very best.
This superb agency are now looking to appoint a Fostering Registered Manager to oversee and lead their Fostering service, whilst working very closely with their team of social workers and foster carers, ensuring a high quality fostering service is delivered.
This role is a fantastic opportunity to manage an exceptional team of social workers and foster carers, whilst working closely with the senior management team in offering vital support in their ambitious growth plans.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Day to day management of their fostering service
  • Provide the highest level of care, ensuring children are able to reach their full potential.
  • Build vital relationships with foster carers and Social Workers.
  • Work in partnership with internal and external partners.
  • Help foster carers to grow, develop and learn.
Essential Requirements:
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience working within a fostering agency or a similar setting.
  • Proven track record of managing fostering services.
  • Previous line management experience, ideally within a fostering setting.
  • Excellent verbal, communication and written skills.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Professional Social Work Qualification such as BA/MA/DipSW.
  • Management Qualification (Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management) or be willing to work towards.