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Fostering Practice Manager - London/South East

Salary: Circa £58,000 Per Year Location: London Sector: Private Sector Job Type: Permanent Type of Service: Children's

Job Ref: OJ 3614

Hampton's are working with a large fostering provider who require a Practice Manager to cover their services across London and South East England. This region is currently rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. You will mainly be home-based, but there is the requirement to live in this region due to occasional office attendance.

Job Profile:

You will be joining a very supportive region with very experienced and skilled management staff and Practitioners. This is an exciting opportunity to join this well established and thriving Region and play your part to its future growth. The role will demand dynamic, effective and strategic management skills in order to promote the delivery of outcomes to support vulnerable children and foster carers.

Reporting to the Registered Manager, you will be accountable for developing and managing all aspects of fostering resources and will have a specific emphasis on quality. You will supervise a group of very experienced Team Managers and also serve as a Panel Adviser to our Fostering Panel.

Main responsibilities:

  • Directly manage a group of experienced Team Managers
  • Being responsible for the professional development of social work practice
  • Involvement in strategic planning and business development
  • Developing and maintaining systems for improving performance and quality
  • Researching opportunities for improving services and new initiatives to aid business growth
  • Out of hours management support to regional staff on call to provide 24/7 operation.

Essential Requirements:

  • Proven management track record, with excellent leadership skills to support the continuous development of the service.
  • Previous experience of working in a statutory children's safeguarding setting and an ability to work within a performance management framework.
  • Social work qualified with a sound track record at management level.
  • Possess an excellent working knowledge of relevant legislations and Regulations and their impact on Fostering.
  • A management qualification is desirable.
  • To be an excellent communicator (both written and verbal), flexible and have excellent IT skills.

Salary: circa £58k (negotiable, dependent on experience) + £3k car allowance

If you are interested in this position or would like to have a confidential discussion to find out further details, please call Oliver on 01926 354 601

Hampton's Resourcing prides itself on creating opportunities for Social Care Senior Managers to challenge themselves to continually develop their skills and experience. Our aim is to consistently find work for the most talented individuals within Children's and Adults Social Care services, across the UK

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