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Registered Manager, Fostering Relations

Job Title: Registered Manager

Location/Region: Grangemouth, Scotland

Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary : £50k to £55,000 dependent on experience + £3,000 car allowance

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

Fostering Relations is an independent fostering agency that has been providing high quality foster placements for children and young people in the care of local authorities. We look after children who are unable to live with their birth families for a variety of reasons. The team are committed to providing the highest possible standards of care to children and young people in foster care, and the best possible support to our dedicated team of foster carers. At Fostering Relations we pride ourselves in having a close-knit team of social workers and support staff.

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 other acquired fostering agencies nationwide.

About the role

As Registered Manager you will be accountable for providing vision and leadership to the team at Fostering Relations.  The successful candidate will promote Fostering Relations 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 through effective business planning.

Reporting to the Regional Director, the Registered Manager will manage and lead a team of professional and support staff and ensure effective team working and service development. You will seek opportunities for improvement and business growth and maintain key links with our Local Authorities in Scotland.

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 working within services and partner agencies to promote the children and young people. You should be innovative and performance-driven; aspiring to achieve an deliver an outstanding fostering service.

You will need to be a qualified social worker and hold either (or be willing to achieve this within required timescales)

  • 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 audits from the regulatory bodies
  • Ensures that within the region there is provision of 24 hour professional support for foster carers and that an effective out of hours placement service is available for customers
  • Ensures any matters concerning safeguarding are dealt with in accord with government guidelines and company policy
  • Ensures assessments of prospective foster carers are 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 and registered with SSSC.
  • 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.

Closing Date for Applications : 3rd February 2019

First Interview Date : 14th February 2019.

 

 

 

 

Quick Information

Type
Permanent - Full Time

Location:
Grangemouth

Salary:
Salary range £50K - £55K and £3K Car allowance

Role:
Registered Manager

Closing Date:
2019-02-03

Supporting files:

Job Description
Person Specification
Checklist
Policy Document

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