Deputy Manager - Fostering Social Work

Regional Foster Placements
Exeter, Devon
£39,500 – £46,500 DOE  
03 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Deputy Manager - Fostering Social Work  
Exeter, Devon or Home Based (with travel to foster carers’ homes throughout the surrounding areas in Devon)

Are you a qualified Social Worker looking for your next step up? Could you inspire a team of social work professionals to deliver an outstanding level of service to children and young people? If so, you may be the Deputy Manager we’re looking for.   

About Us   

We are Regional Foster Placements, an independent fostering agency committed to providing safe, high-quality foster care to children and young people who can no longer be with their families.   

Our foster carers provide a stable, nurturing and stimulating environment where children and young people can thrive.   

Now, we are looking for a Deputy Manager to join us, working from our Exeter office or from home, and ensure that foster carers have the support they need to succeed.   

The Benefits  

- Salary of £39,500 – £46,500 DOE  
- Mileage allowance   
- Pension scheme   
- Realistic caseloads   
- Flexibility regarding working hours   
- Potential for some home working   
- Training opportunities   
- 25 days’ holiday (rising with service)   

This is an amazing opportunity to take on your next challenge with a family-run, family-friendly agency and build on your existing expertise in a welcoming and collaborative environment.  

You’ll join a fantastic, supportive team who work to the highest ethical standards and are dedicated to ensuring that children receive the care they need to succeed.   

What’s more, there are plenty of opportunities to develop and progress, both personally and professionally, making this the ideal role in which to build a rewarding career.   

Your Role  

As the Deputy Manager, you will ensure that foster carers throughout your region provide safe, high quality care to children and young people.   

Working with the Area Manager, you will:   

- Manage a team of ten social work professionals, ensuring they have the support they need to deliver a world-class service   
- Help monitor the recruitment, approval, support and supervision of foster carers  
- Ensure that our organisation complies with regulatory requirements   
- Work with external organisations to ensure that children and young people are suitably supported  

About You   

To join us as our Deputy Manager, you’ll need:   

- To be a qualified Social Worker   
- To be HCPC registered  
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills   
- A collaborative approach to problem-solving  
- The ability to work on your own initiative   

We’d love to hear from you if you’ve worked as a Social Worker, Social Care Worker, Foster Care Supervisor, Fostering Social Worker or Fostering Manager.   

Webrecruit and Regional Foster Placements are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.   

So, if you are seeking your next step as a Deputy Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.