Team Manager - Fostering Recruitment Team

Posted 07 September 2022
Salary £45000 - £53000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Job type Permanent
DisciplineSocial Work
Contact NameTom McKenna

Job description

A Kent-based Local Authority is looking for a Team Manager to join their Fostering Recruitment Team. As the Team Manager, you will have to lead, manage, and motivate experienced staff and newly qualified workers, whilst also Deputising and supporting the Head of Service where necessary. This role is a full-time, and permanent position.

You will be joining this local authority's vision on supporting Children and Young people to make them feel safe and secure whilst ensuring Children and Young People's voices are listened to and acted upon. As the ideal Team Manager, you will need to have leadership and management experience within an fostering team.

Benefits for you as the Team Manager:

  • Generous Annual leave
  • Market Premia - £4,000
  • Retention Payment - £3,000
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Progression Opportunities
  • Child Care Vouchers
  • Additional Benefits

Your responsibilities as the Team Manager:

  • Manage a team of social workers and other staff in the recruitment and assessment of foster carers.
  • Lead processes and developements for the recruitment of foster carers
  • Provide day-to-day individual and group supervision
  • Work with the team to deliver Council targets for the recruitment and assessment of foster carers

Requirements of you as the Team Manager:

  • A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW)
  • A valid registration with Social Work England
  • Management qualification or proven experience
  • Significant experience of working within Children and Families Teams
  • Experience of working within child protection and court work
  • Experience of contributing towards budget management
  • Must hold a full UK Driving Licence

Location: Kent

Salary: Up to £53,000 plus £4,000 market premia and £3,000 retention payment

Please follow the instructions on this website, or contact Tom McKenna on 07587 031100 or email for further details and please do be sure to leave your contact details

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