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Registered Fostering Manager

Employer
Sandwell Children's Trust
Location
Oldbury, West Midlands
Salary
Grade J SCP 48-51 (£56,904 - £60,344) plus a market supplement of £7,500*
Closing date
7 May 2024
Reference
SCT10

Job Details

At Sandwell Children’s Trust we strive for excellence to improve the lives of children. Our ‘Sandwell Deal’, brings together our new improved offering that make Sandwell Children’s Trust a great place to work; it also sets out our expectations of you as a member of staff.

What we can offer you:-

  • Generous annual leave of up to 31 days, plus 5 additional days for long service recognition.
  • Your birthday off paid in addition to annual leave entitlement and 8 Bank Holidays, plus a concessionary day at Christmas.
  • You will receive a generous local government career average pension scheme with employer contributions of 21.6%.
  • We recognise individual loyalty with service awards from 2, 5, 10 and every 5 years onwards.
  • Flexible working patterns that suit you and all of our roles have well-defined career progression.
  • We provide competitive expenses for both mileage (55p per mile) and subsistence, plus access to a comprehensive employee benefits scheme.

Please visit The Sandwell Deal via this hyperlink

https://sandwelldeal.co.uk/

Band J SCP 48 – 51 (£56,904 - £60,344 per annum) dependent upon experience plus a market supplement of £7,500 per annum and a relocation allowance of up to £6,500*.

Hybrid Working - full time 37 hours per week

We are proud to create an environment where our employees are nurtured, caseloads are manageable and continuous professional development is encouraged. With a culture of collaborative working and the child at the heart of everything we do, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the Trust.

Sandwell Children’s Trust are recruiting for a permanent Registered Fostering Manager and are looking for an exceptional candidate who is passionate, committed and dedicated to supporting and developing our carers and improving the lives of children and young people.

Applicants must be able to understand the Trust’s status as an Independent Fostering Agency and 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 and exceeded.
  • Liaise directly with Ofsted in relation to regulatory reporting.
  • Take the lead on fostering inspections.
  • Provide a strategic approach to service development.
  • Provide supervision to the Team Managers and Panel Advisor.
  • Ensure that support and training is in place for all our carers.
  • 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.
  • Have a Level 5 qualification in leadership and management or, be prepared to commence the qualification within 6 months of starting in the role.
  • 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.
     

    If you would like an informal discussion about this position, please contact Theresa Kane, Interim Registered Manager via email theresa1_kane@sandwellchildrenstrust.org

    When people join the team at Sandwell they say it feels like they become part of the family…they have #ComeHomeToSandwell. 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 Family.

    So, if you think your future could lie with Sandwell Children’s Trust, then we’d love to hear from you.

    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. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.

    Please click on the link below to complete an application form and view The Sandwell Deal

    https://sandwelldeal.co.uk/apply/

    *Terms & Conditions apply for relocation allowance and market supplement

    Company

    At Sandwell Children’s Trust we strive for excellence to improve the lives of children.  To achieve this, we know how important it is to retain and attract high performing, forward thinking and innovative people and provide them with all the support they need.

    With a culture of collaboration, partnership working and the child at the heart of everything we do, it really is an exciting time to join Sandwell Children’s Trust.

    Working for us

    There are lots of great reasons to work with us in Sandwell Children’s Trust.  From a generous rewards package to a culture of learning and development.  Our 12 reasons to work for Sandwell Children’s Trust sets us apart as the place to grow your career and feel part of a great team.  Please visit the Sandwell Deal and our 12 reasons via this hyperlink:  https://sandwelldeal.co.uk/

    There are many benefits for working for us too:

    • Flexible working patterns that suit you and all of our roles have well-defined career progression.
    • Access to our Learning & Development portal offering virtual training programmes, learning & development info bursts, learning events and much more.
    • The latest technology enabling more effective and streamlined working.
    • Detailed and effective appraisals to strengthen your practice.
    • Access to a range of family friendly policies.

    Benefits & Rewards

    • Up to £6,500 re-location package
    • Generous annual leave entitlement, plus 5 additional days for long service recognition. 
    • The opportunity to purchase up to 10 days additional holiday through our salary sacrifice scheme.
    • Your birthday off paid in addition to annual leave entitlement and 8 bank holidays, plus a concessionary day at Christmas.
    • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, this is a nationwide career average scheme with employer contributions of 21.6%.
    • We recognise individual loyalty with service awards from 2, 5, 10 and every 5 years onwards.
    • Reimbursement of Social Work England registration
    • 24/7 access to free and confidential employee counselling service
    • Access to a range of discounts on products and services
    • Salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bikes and technology.
    • Refer a friend scheme
    • Wellbeing initiatives and forums
    • Discounted gym membership
    • Eye care vouchers
       

    About Sandwell    

    Sandwell sits in the heart of the West Midlands and has a diverse population of 341,729 people.  While Sandwell is the 12th most deprived local authority in England, it is a community where our families have high aspirations and where we pride ourselves on equality of opportunity and our adaptability and resilience.

    We have excellent and affordable transport links, quality housing at affordable prices and an abundance of entertainment, arts, culture and history right on the doorstep.

    For all recruitment enquiries please email recruitment_childrenstrust@sandwell.gov.uk and one of our friendly team will call you to discuss opportunities with the Trust.


     

     

    Company info
    Website
    Telephone
    0121 569 2200
    Location
    Sandwell Children's Trust
    The Wellman Building
    Dudley Road
    Oldbury
    West Midlands
    B69 3DL
    GB

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