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Team Manager, Children's Fostering Services – North West England

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Hampton's Resourcing have partnered with By the Bridge to assist them in recruiting a Team Manager in North West England to oversee a team of 10. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the stability of the regions Fostering services and maintaining the current 'Good' Ofsted rating. Reporting to the Registered Manager, the appointed individual will be both office and home-based and the role will involve travel throughout the region. Interested applicants will need to evidence sound knowledge and experience working in the fostering sector as well as a self-motivated demeanour. By the Bridge's unique approach to fostering puts the foster parents at the centre of their team, supporting the development and progress of a child. They do all they can to see that a child in care can discover their potential, giving them the best possible chance at happiness. Salary: up to £42,000 (dependent on experience) + car allowance + generous annual leave Profile: The Team Manager will support with the day-to-day operational management and running of the designated branch in the North West region. Through training, coaching and modelling, alongside the Quality Team, the Assistant Regional Manager will help to further promote and embed fostering practices. The successful candidate will ideally be an experienced social work practitioner who will play a pivotal role in supporting supervising social workers in developing social work capabilities and finding their own solutions to ensure a culture of continuing professional curiosity. You will need to demonstrate the skill and ability to contribute towards improved outcomes for children and young people. Main responsibilities: • Deputise in the absence of the Regional Manager. • Monitor safeguarding incidents, ensuring that these are updated regularly and that records accurately reflect the most up to date status. • Supervise an experienced team of supervising social workers who are reflective and creative in practice. • Work collaboratively with both internal and external key stakeholders to ensure effective running of our foster care services. • Facilitate as appropriate and attend meetings as necessary. • Assist with providing information and data for management reports, tenders and presentation. • Assist with the branch expenditure / budget. • Support the staff to help support the foster carers. • Safeguarding Children is central to all that By the Bridge with Cambian does. Essential requirements: • Social work qualification. • Experience within the fostering sector. • Good understanding of therapeutic frameworks and compliance. • Self-motivated, with the ability to work alone and as part of a team. • Strong communication skills (written, verbal and IT). • Willingness to be flexible. If you are interested in this position or would like to have a confidential discussion to find out further details, then please email your CV or call Oliver on 01926 354 601. Hampton's Resourcing prides itself on creating opportunities for Social Care Senior Managers to challenge themselves to continually develop their skills and experience. Our aim is to consistently find work for the most talented individuals within Children's and Adults Social Care services, across the UK.

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