Fostering Registered Manager

Fostering Registered Manager

Job Title: Registered Manager

Location/Region: Stafford Office, covering the Stafford and Nottingham area

Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent 

Salary: up to £55,000 + £4,000 car allowance 

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to Join Fostering Solutions Midlands as a Registered Manager. The Registered Manager will be responsible for managing and developing all aspects of fostering resources and support functions. 

Fostering Solutions is an independent fostering agency. We have local fostering offices across the country, so we can guide and support all our foster carers. At each office you’ll find a friendly, professional and understanding support team made up of social workers, psychologists and strong carer support networks. Our fostering services are dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children and young people with complex needs and behavioural challenges. To do this we need the best people, to recruit, train and support our amazing Foster Carers as well as providing essential business support.

We are part of the National Fostering Agency Group and while we retain our own identity we have benefited from the support of NFAG’s services including working with fourteen other acquired fostering agencies nationwide.

 

About the role

As registered manager you will be accountable for providing vision and leadership to teams within Fostering Solutions.  The successful candidate will promote Fostering Solutions and follow relevant guidelines ensuring the team meet the “Statement of Purpose” and remain compliant with legislation and regulations. You will manage all budgets and drive financial performance

Reporting the Regional Director, the Registered Manager will manage and lead a team of professional and support staff and ensures effective team working and development. You will seek opportunities for improvement, business growth and maintain key links within Local Authorities.

 

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for someone who has experience working successfully as a manager and leader to develop high performing teams within Children’s Services. Experience of working within fostering is desirable but not essential. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of policy and regulations of Children’s Services and experience of within with service and partner agencies to promote the children and young people.

You will need to be a qualified social worker and hold either:

  • A level 4 Leadership and Management for Care Services and Health and Social Care (achieved before January 2011), OR;
  • A level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (achieved after January 2011)

Due to the nature of the role you will need to have a full UK driving licence and use of a car for work.

 

Responsibilities

  • Monitoring and maintaining full compliance with regulations and standards to ensure excellent outcomes for children and young people and excellent grades from the regulatory bodies
  • Ensures that within the region there is provision of 24hour professional support for foster carers and that an effective out of hours placement service is available for customers
  • Ensures any matters concerning child protection are dealt with in accord with government guidelines and company policy
  • Ensures assessments of prospective foster carers is in accordance with NFA Group policies and procedures and government guidelines.
  • Responsible for ensuring the agency drives to achieve good outcomes for children and takes full responsibility for the service delivery to children, young people, the carers and families, in line with legislation, guidance and local policy and procedures.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, induction of new staff and retention of current staff
  • Develops new business and fostering resources within the area where the agency operates
  • Ensures effective client management and maintains external market awareness

 

Essential Criteria

  • A track record in managing cultural and organisational change management
  • Be a qualified social worker
  • A level 4 Leadership and Management for Care Services and Health and Social Care (achieved before January 2011), OR;
  • A level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (achieved after January 2011)
  • A proven track record of experience within a similar field
  • Experience supervising and managing professional staff
  • Evidence of Continuous professional/ management development
  • Proven experience of managing budgets

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer.