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Team Manager, Fostering - 18.5 hours (Job Share)

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part Time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/10/2019 23:59
£43,662 - £47,538 plus one time recruitment payment of £5,000 for applicants new to the council - Salary and recruitment payment pro rata.
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Work
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Badminton Road
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
16 Oct

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Team Manager – Fostering 18.5 hours (Job Share)

Summary of Post

This position will entail a job share with the current post holder. The fostering service incorporates service provision to mainstream foster carers, connected carers and short break carers for children with disabilities and complex needs. Whilst this role will have a particular focus on service provision for mainstream foster carers, the role will cover all aspects of the fostering service.

We are looking for a manager with clear leadership and motivational qualities who can demonstrate a clear commitment and drive to achieve best practice within this field and have highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice with the field of fostering.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early on a rolling shortlist basis. Therefore we encourage you to submit your application at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

Main Duties

Create and maintain a highly competent and participative work environment through visible leadership providing management and professional supervision to a range of professionals.

Promote professional standards in the service area by developing outcome-focused teams that understand their contribution to the service and the wider success of the Council.

Lead, develop, co-ordinate and support service planning, and the production of plans for service areas, including associated finance plans and integration with wider Council plans.

Take responsibility for the management of cases within the relevant service area in accordance with the Safeguarding procedures for vulnerable people

Make a significant contribution to budget management and /or manage a significant budget. Monitor spending and ensure that accurate budgeting, reporting and any necessary corrective action is carried out.

Work with and influence partner organisations to maximise the effective provision and/or development of joint care services.

Manage and monitor quality and performance to ensure the effectiveness of service provision and the meeting of key performance measures. Ensure processes and procedures are produced, maintained and reviewed for specialist work across service

Identify and contribute to training and development strategies, and deliver professional supervision and expert advice to team members. Enhance the skills and performance of team members, to ensure the quality of service provision.

Work in partnership to promote and co-ordinate initiatives and ensure that communication is effective and that information and good practice is shared and is in line with government policies and guidelines.

Co-ordinate and prepare reports on complex issues ensuring that they meet Council timescales and guidelines and that there is a clear summary of issues, progress and implications.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


You will have a good level of general IT skills and the ability to use, or be trained in the use of, appropriate specialist in house software packages.

Evidence of ongoing continuous professional development and a thorough knowledge of current legislation and practice relating to children and young people’s services

Substantial relevant post qualification experience in a relevant setting, such as Corporate Parenting or social Care that must include experience of management of staff and supervision of other professionals

You will demonstrate specialist up to date knowledge of the service area and relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice including equalities and research and trends in social care policy

Recognised and relevant professional qualification e.g. DipSW, CQSW, CSS. Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council

Ability to lead teams to achieve optimum performance in delivering excellent social care services for children

Evidence of management training or relevant management qualification, as well as previous experience of managing complex projects, services and budgets

Exemplify the council's values and behaviours

Well-developed interpersonal skills - able to communicate, influence and negotiate with colleagues and partners


There are no desirable criteria for this post

Additional Information

Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

You will be required to maintain HCPC registration.

For an informal discussion once you have read the Job Summary, please contact Nicola Hannaford, Service Manager on 01454 863076.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early on a rolling shortlist basis. Therefore we encourage you to submit your application at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

Salary: £43,662 - £47,538 plus one time recruitment payment of £5,000 for applicants new to the council - Salary and recruitment payment pro rata.

Hours: 18:5

Closing Date: 16th October 2019

Vacancy Ref: SGC0203/941/CORP/JS

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