Fostering Team Manager

7 days left

Chelmunds Place
£46,845 - £53,006 per annum
27 Aug 2020
27 Sep 2020
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

Hours: 37.0 Hours per Week

It is an incredibly exciting time for our Fostering Service in Solihull.  We have high aspirations for our looked after children and aim to respond to their needs and become the best corporate parents we can.

We are seeking a Fostering Team Manager who will make these aspirations a reality, someone who will use their experience and creativity to contribute towards the continuous development of the service.

Our Fostering Service is responsible for Recruitment, Assessing, and Supervising Mainstream and Connected Person foster carers.

As Team Manager, you will be responsible for leading and managing the service, including recruiting and retaining great foster carers.  Constantly seeking out ways in which we can improve and increase the range and availability of placement options, you will ensure our resources are being used efficiently and that our staff are being developed to their full capabilities. You will be welcomed into an established and supportive management team where we will work together to achieve the best outcomes for children and their families and carers.

To be successful in this high profile role, you will be a registered Social Work England Social Worker with substantial experience in Children’s Social Work Services.  Able to effectively engage and build relationships with a range of partners, including foster carers, you will be able to influence an environment which supports excellent practice.  However, it is your management experience and skill that will set you apart. Already an accomplished leader, you will be able to demonstrate confidence and a positive approach to managing risk, budgets and resources.

Within this supportive council, we’re committed to ensuring every child grows up in a safe and stable environment, going on to fulfil their adult potential. If you share this ethos and are ready to make an active difference to the wellbeing of these children and their carers, then we want to hear from you.

Further information about Fostering in Solihull can be found at

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Anna Stephens, Head of Service, Looked After Children, Fostering and Adoption, at

Candidates will be asked to undertake a psychometric test as part of the selection process. Successful applicants will then be invited to interview on 12th October 2020.

Please be advised that due to current social distancing and infection measures, alternative recruitment methods, including socially distanced face to face or video interviews may be required.  This will be kept under review and shortlisted candidates will be informed and advised accordingly.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required .

This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: DBS Enhanced Children .

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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