Team Manager

Team Manager

Job Title: Team Manager

Location: Cardiff

Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time

Salary: £42,000

Car Allowance: £3,000

Closing Date: 28th March 2019

Job ID: 87459


If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Team Manager to join our team in Cardiff. We want someone who places a focus on the positive outcomes of our children and young people.

  This is your chance to join a supportive and caring high achieving team at the National Fostering Agency Wales team. 

About the Group

The National Fostering Agency (NFA) Group is the largest independent providers of high-quality foster care and special needs education and care. With Acorn Care and Education, a part of the NFA family we provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.


Why work for us

  • Private health care

  • Dental Cover

  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum

  • Extensive training suite

  • Career development across the Group

  • Professional support network

  • Pension

  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”

  • Employee Rewards Hub


An opportunity to join one of the biggest and best fostering providers in the UK – opportunities like this don’t come often.

This post is an opportunity to play a pivotal role in supporting the Practice Manager in delivering a high-quality service for children and young people, and foster carers.

The role involves managing a team of experienced social work practitioners and support workers, and allocating and monitoring work by sessional support workers.

The Team Manager is responsible for ensuring that legislative, regulatory, national minimum standards and company requirements are met so that NFA maintains or achieves outstanding performance.

The Team Manager also works closely with other colleagues and fulfils specific responsibilities in relation to foster carer recruitment and assessment, referrals and placements, foster carer learning and development. The post holder also contributes to the strategic development and successful expansion of the Region.            

You will need to be a qualified registered social worker with Social Care Wales.  You will also have recent experience in fostering and services for children and a good working knowledge of the regulatory framework, plus some previous experience in a line management role.

Ideally you will have experience in achieving performance targets and developing services to meet organisational objectives.  You will be a strong written and verbal communicator with good IT skills, a flexible and adaptable approach and able to travel to support the growth of the region. 


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.