Registered Manager - Fostering Service

Hybrid Working
£51,945 - £55,199 plus the possibility of up to £6,500 relocation allowance and access to excellent employee benefits
21 Jan 2022
04 Feb 2022
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The Trust are recruiting for a permanent Registered Manager for the Fostering Service, which has been judged as a 'Good' Fostering Service by Ofsted.

Hybrid Working

Permanent - 37 hours 

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who is passionate, committed and dedicated to improving the lives of children and young people.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their ability to meet the requirements of the role of Registered Manager in accordance with the 2011 Fostering Regulations and National Minimum  Standards for Foster Care.

As a Registered Manager you will:-

  • Be responsible for the overall management of the service, ensuring that statutory requirements are met
  • Provide supervision to the four Team Managers and the Panel Advisor
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures based on statutory guidance to ensure that the service is responsive to the needs of children and carers in Sandwell

About you:-

  • A qualified Social Worker with significant experience in children’s social care, particularly Fostering and Adoption
  • An inspirational leader with excellent management skills and the ability to encourage team working
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to engage with children, carers and relevant stakeholders
  • Ability to write reports for a range of audiences and be able to verbally present these with confidence
  • Good understanding of performance management and a commitment to providing a high quality service to children and carers.

The Trust has been focusing on a number of areas, one of which being our ethos and guiding principles.  This has involved the whole workforce with some powerful messages being shared about what is driving us in our roles.  We want this to shape the future and how we work with families; so, your interest in joining us has come at an important time as we continue to move together at pace to create a new story.

We have agreed six strategic priorities which are driving our work; Practice; People; Partnerships; Prevention; Meeting Need; and Measuring Progress; and Striving for Excellence.

With the work that we have done so far and with the ambitions we have for the future, it’s a really exciting time to join Sandwell Children’s Trust and to become part of our ‘Sandwell Family’.

Just visit our website and search under benefits to see the full facts and the 12 reasons to work for Sandwell Children’s Trust.


So, if you think your future could lie in Sandwell, then we’d love to hear from you.

To apply, please click the APPLY button.

Closing date for applications:  Friday 4th February 2022

Sandwell Children's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An Enhanced DBS is required for this position and registration with Social Work England.

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