Service Manager - Fostering
FOSTER CARE ASSOCIATES SCOTLAND
MANAGER - FOSTERING SERVICES
Basic Salary: Up to £50,000
Benefits: Company Car or £2,000 Car Allowance, 30 days' Annual Leave (rising to 35 days' with length of service) + Bank Holidays, Company Pension, 2x Life Assurance & Employee Discount Scheme
Foster Care Associates Scotland, part of the Polaris Community, are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Manager to develop and promote their fostering services in Scotland.
Otherwise known within the Group as a Fostering Service Manager, you will be expected to work closely with Local Authorities to effectively manage, develop and promote Social Work and Support Services within your remit.
Along with our sister organisation – FCA England and Wales, we’re one of the UK’s largest and best respected fostering organisations, which means we’re able to offer exceptional resources, support and expertise to help change the experiences and life chances of children and young people.
We have a dedicated focus on supporting foster children and foster parents in Scotland. Our statement of purpose is ‘to make a positive and lasting difference to the lives of children and young people’, and over the last 20 years or so we’ve helped hundreds of children and young people take steps to a better future.
You will be accountable for the operational, regulatory and financial performance of your area. Reporting directly to the Registered Manager, you will provide positive and strong leadership and management to your team consisting of Senior/Supervising Social Workers, Support Workers, Therapists and Administrative staff to create positive and lasting difference for children/young people and foster carers.
You will need to be an SSSC registered Social Worker and either hold or be working towards completing a management qualification. With proven experience in working successfully in a commercial environment, supported by a strong commitment to improving outcomes for looked after children and young people and providing high quality foster care provision, you will also possess a good understanding of the Fostering Service from a regulatory, commercial and operational point of view.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a highly supportive environment and to continue to build on an already highly performing fostering service which continues to develop and grow.
The role will be based in Glasgow with the ability to work from home occasionally. Travel to surrounding areas and wider Scotland will be required in line with business needs.
The role comes with an attractive salary of up to £50,000 per annum depending on skills and experience with company car or allowance + extensive benefits which includes a generous holiday allowance of up to 35 days annual leave in line with service and contributory pension scheme.
For an informal discussion please contact Amanda Lindsay on 07813 054 650.
To be considered please make an application and someone will be in contact to discuss next steps in due course.
No agencies please.
Foster Care Associates is an equal opportunities employer and has been awarded the disability confident employer by the jobcentre plus. The successful applicant will be subject to a Disclosure Scotland check at enhanced level if successful for the position.