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Operations Manager - Children's Charity

  • Salary: £39000 - £51000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
  • Location: Cardiff
  • Date posted: 12-07-2019
  • Sector: Private & Voluntary, Fostering, Adoption, Management, Local Authority, Social Work
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: HQ00006014_1562947427

A Children's Charity are looking for Operations Manager for their well-thought of Family Placement (Fostering & Adoption) service. This is a full-time permanent position.

This is Charity has a great reputation and they are one of the largest Children's charities in the UK. This Charity is also renowned for being big advocates for a good work life balance for their staff and provide excellent training & development opportunities for staff CPD.

Benefits for you as the Head of Service Development

  • 26 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • 45p per mile mileage
  • A good work life balance
  • A competitive Pension Scheme
  • Discount holidays
  • Other terrific benefits

Your responsibilities as the Head of Service Development:

  • Responsible for directly managing one or more services including responsibility for delivery and growth of a high quality. Oversight of other services where team managers will report to the postholder
  • Ensure that suitable numbers and quality of carers (adoption and fostering)are recruited to enable the meeting of placement targets in the area of operation
  • Ensure that suitable Panels are established in the area of operation to ensure the throughput of high quality carers (fostering and adoption)
  • Take a lead in recruiting professional staff to undertake Form F assessments, ensuring a bank of staff is available locally
  • Is accountable for ensuring any child protection issues are dealt with involving the appropriate agencies where appropriate and required

Requirements of you as Operations Manager:

  • A management qualification (NVQ 4, DMS or equivalent) or willingness to work towards the achievement of this
  • Substantial experience of working with children and young people, in a family placement context
  • Experience of managing a team of professional staff.
  • A valid HCPC registration.
  • Experience of working within Fostering/Adoption.
  • Must hold a full UK Driving Licence.

Location: Wales

Salary: up to £51,000

Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Akeel Shabir on 0118 948 5555 or email for further details and please do be sure to leave your contact details

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