Team Manager - Fostering (Connected Persons)
Coventry City Council’s Fostering Service is seeking to recruit a Team Manager for one of two Connected Persons Fostering Teams. The Connected Persons Teams are responsible for the assessment of Connected Persons Foster Carers and Special Guardians and the Supervision of Connected Persons Foster Carers and the Support of Special Guardians. There has been a significant rise in the work of the team in recent years and, as a result, an additional team to undertake this work has been created. The successful candidate will manage this new team and have line management responsibility for assessing social workers. They will also be instrumental in supporting the development of best practice in this area of work.
Coventry City Council is investing strongly in its fostering provision and seeking to improve the support provided to Connected Persons Foster Carers as part of this investment.
Applicants should have experience of working with Foster Carers and Special Guardians along with a solid understanding of the legislation, policy and best practice guidance underpinning this work. They should also be able to demonstrate an ability to lead a team and provide effective line management supervision.
20th December 2018 (this date may be flexible for candidates if not suitable)
In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, flexible working, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.
We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers
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Job Description and Person Specification.pdf