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Fostering Development Manager - Independent Fostering Agency

  • Salary: £42000 - £46000 per annum + benefits
  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Date posted: 30-05-2019
  • Sector: Private & Voluntary, Fostering, Management, Social Work
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: HQ00005746_1559224096

An "Outstanding" rated Independent Fostering Agency is looking for a Fostering Development Manager for their well-thought of National service. This is a full-time, and permanent position which will require you to travel to different offices when necessary. This is a large organisation with a Residential service and Education service and there will be plenty of avenues for progression and development.

The ideal Social Worker/Manager will have Significant Fostering experience within a Management position and have the experience/knowledge of the commercial operations of an Independent Fostering Agency. This is a great chance to become an integral part of an exciting organisation at an exciting time.


What is on offer for you as the Fostering Development Manager:

  • Post appraisal Package Review & Enhancement
  • Perkbox Discounts: Cinema, Deliveroo, Coffee etc.
  • Mileage paid at 0.45ppm & a Car Allowance of £100 per month
  • 26 days annual leave - increases with long service
  • Your birthday off (or nearest chosen day) on top of the 26 days
  • Full Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Private Medical insurance
  • Discounts: Cinema Tickets, Coffee etc.
  • Excellent Training & Development - CPD
  • Further benefits

Duties and Responsibilities for you as the Fostering Development Manager:

  • Business Development & maintaining existing relationships with Local Authorities
  • Contributing to developing Safeguarding policies, procedures & practices
  • Leading the development of specialist services & managing projects
  • Contributing to staff training
  • Attend regional meetings
  • Working closely with the Head of Practice & Development

Requirements for you as the Fostering Development Manager:

  • A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/Diploma)
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Significant experience of working within Fostering
  • Significant experience of working as a Manager, ideally with strategic planning & development responsibilities
  • Experience of working with an Independent Fostering Agency
  • An excellent working knowledge and understanding of the current legislation and frameworks relevant to Children Social Care and Fostering

Location: Greater Manchester/Lancashire

Salary: Up to just over £46,000 + benefits

Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Tom McKenna on 0118 948 5555 or jolweny@charecruitment.com for further details and please do be sure to leave your contact details

If this role is not what you are looking for, but you are looking to make a move within Social Work, get in touch, as we have many other opportunities!