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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 for further details and please do be sure to leave your contact details

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