Fostering Service Manager

Fostering Service Manager

FOSTER CARE ASSOCIATES (THE FCA)

Fostering Service Manager

Basic Salary: Up to £45,000

Benefits: Company Car or £2,000 Car Allowance, 30 days Annual Leave (rising to 35 days with length of service) + Bank Holidays, Company Pension, Life Assurance, Employee Discount Scheme & Medical Cash Plan

Base Location: Leeds

Covering Area: Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

Foster Care Associates are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Fostering Service Manager to develop and promote the fostering services in Yorkshire & Lincolnshire.

This role can be Home based or at our office in Leeds managing a team of social workers. Regular travel across the Region will be a requirement. 

About Us

Set up by a former foster parent and former social worker in 1994, Foster Care Associates (FCA) is an established fostering agency which forms part of the Polaris Community - one of the UK’s largest leading communities of children’s service providers.

The business was born out of an enthusiasm for delivering fostering services to make a positive difference to the lives of looked after children. Our first office was in the Worcestershire countryside, and that’s still where our Head Office is today.

We’ve come a long way since those early days and, over the years, FCA has built a strong reputation for excellence, and now offers a wide range of services to children and families. But our purpose remains the same; ‘to make a positive and lasting difference for children, families and communities’, and it’s underpinned by a series of values designed to help us assist children and young people to reach their full potential.

Organisation
Foster Care Associates
Department
Social Work
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Salary
Up to 45,000
Geographical Location
Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
Office
Leeds
Position Reference
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Closing Date
14-05-2021
Ref No
2897

Role Details

About the Role

As 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.  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.

This role is Full Time, Permanent position which also comes with an attractive salary of up to £45,000 per annum depending on skills/experience with company car/allowance + extensive benefits which includes a generous holiday allowance of up to 35 days annual leave in line with service + Bank Holidays and contributory pension scheme. 

About You

You will need to be a HCPC/SWE registered Social Worker and either hold or be working towards completing a management qualification, or possess equivalent demonstrable experience. 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.

It 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.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Tim Clayton on 07970 081 382.

If you would like to be considered please apply and someone will be in touch.

Due to the current lockdown, all interviews at this time will be conducted virtually, and all appointments managed pragmatically in line with individual and company needs.

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 DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position. 

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