Fostering Team Manager

19 January 2020
Full Time
Sir John Robinson Way, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 6DB
Children, Families & Cultural Services
27 January 2020
£38,813 - £43,662 per annum

We are looking for an enthusiastic and positive team manager to join our fostering service. You will be responsible for the Friends and Family Team which consists of a team of supervising social workers and a fostering family worker. Several exciting changes and developments are taking place within our fostering service as we are committed to expanding the number of internal foster carers in line with the rise in the number of children who need to be cared for by the local authority. You will need to ensure that the team are working towards our vision to providing an enhanced level of support and training to our carers and are able to work flexibly and creatively to achieve this. You will need to be committed to providing the best possible outcomes for children and to ensure that our foster carers offer an excellent standard of care.

You will be working alongside an established group of fostering team managers who have been working together to make the necessary changes within the service to offer an excellent support package to our existing carers and to encourage new carers to work for Nottinghamshire. You will provide cover for other team managers and will work closely to ensure that we provide a consistent service to our foster carers across the county.

It would be advantageous if you have experience of being a supervising social worker or if you have experience of managing Supervising Social Workers but not essential. If you are an enthusiastic, qualified social worker, have had at least three years of working within children's social care, have management or supervisory experience and have good knowledge of fostering regulations then we would encourage you to apply.

If you have any questions, then please contact the Service Manager Ty Yousaf on 0115 9772516 or email:

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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