Fostering Service Manager

Role Type
Full time

Up to 50K + Company Car, Pension, Private Health Care

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Service Manager to be based in our Midlands & North Fostering Service to oversee and manage Chesterfield, Hessle and Thornaby offices. There is also responsibility to manage and further developing the Bromsgrove office which is experiencing some exciting carer recruitment progress across the Midlands. This role will be instrumental in developing and delivering Five Rivers’ Fostering Service Business Plan alongside 3 Team Managers and will help shape, influence and implement the future growth and development of our Fostering Services in the Midlands & North.

There are exciting challenges and opportunities for the new Service Manager as Five Rivers continues to develop and improve its services. The expectation will be that the successful candidate will be flexible in working between all 4 office locations with a main office base to be agreed at interview. The person appointed will be the Ofsted Registered Manager and will be accountable for the service meeting all regulatory requirements and leading in our ambition to move from a GOOD judgement to one of OUTSTANDING for this Fostering Service.

You will have demonstrable experience in working successfully in a commercial environment, supported by a strong commitment to improving outcomes for looked after children and young people and providing secure, high quality foster care provision. Experience in performance and financial management is essential and you will have a strong understanding of the Fostering Service from a Regulatory, commercial, operational and practise-based point of view.

In order to be considered for the post you will need to have experience of working in a management position within a Fostering Service, preferably in the Independent or Voluntary Sector.

You will need to be an HCPC registered Social Worker and either hold a management qualification or be prepared to undertake training to achieve this within the first year of appointment.

You will be required to travel extensively in the area covered by this service and occasionally beyond, as part of the Fostering Service Operations Management Group.

This is an exciting, but demanding opportunity for someone to continue to build a fostering service which continues to develop and grow. This will require someone with Vision, Energy and strong Leadership and Management skills to achieve what we expect of the service in the future.

This role comes with a Salary of up to £50K, Company car, Pension, Private Health Care and competitive leave

Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

Please note: In the event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than the stated date.



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