Fostering (Support to Permanence) Team Manager

Supervisor / Manager (Children's Social Care)
2100002S Requisition #

| Salary £43,857 - £47,847 per annum | Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week |

Significant investment has gone into the Fostering Service alongside the whole of Children's Services in Lancashire.  There are exciting developments in remodel of services, motivational interviewing practice model, great succession plans for our team, supportive work-life balance including working from home, flexible working, and tangible wellbeing initiatives, regular supervision and support available whenever you need it. 


This is a Team Manager post covering the Hyndburn, Rossendale, Ribble Valley area and offers support to foster carers.  You are part of a team of 5 managers who oversee support to foster carers in Lancashire.  We are a dynamic fostering service that have a number of new initiatives to increase support to foster carers and retention. 


It is an exciting opportunity to help develop this area of the Fostering Service and in doing so improving the outcomes for the Children and Young People in our Care.  The successful candidate will work closely with our Team Managers within our Recruitment and Assessment Teams and Assessment with Family and Friends Teams.


What we are looking for…


Passion – ideally you'll already be a Manager working in a Social Care setting or ready for that step up into your first Team Manager post (we're happy to support you either way!) and you'll be passionate about making a difference to children and young people.

Challenge – we're looking for someone to drive and deliver the changes that we're making whilst supporting a team of equally dedicated professionals - having the ability to challenge behaviour and processes if you have ideas that you want to bring to the table

Inspirational & Resilient Leadership – we're after someone who is creative and inspirational so (even on the bad days) you can still drive excellence and motivate your team and yourself even when faced with tough decisions and difficult choices

Strategic focus – you'll need to be able to see the bigger picture, how your team and your own decisions can impact the wider organisation, how each service can support and enhance another, and that you're part of national or county wide initiatives working within a public service organisation – our values are supportive, innovative, respectful and collaborative; and these will hopefully aligned with your own


What we are offering…


Location: Lancashire (rated one of the best places to live in the UK)


Role: Team Manager Fostering Duty Team


Salary: £43,857 to £47,847 (relocation package available)


Development: succession planning, professional and academic qualifications, secondments, supportive reflection, opportunities for personal growth & development, multidisciplinary initiatives, mentoring, the opportunity to make a difference, feel valued and achieve the job satisfaction you've always wanted


Inclusivity: we don't have a "one size fits all" idealism, we embrace diversity and that includes around personal and family requirements so appreciate that you'll want to be working from home when you can, your hours may vary or change and for us – delivering successful outcomes is more important than watching the clock


Qualifications: For this post you must hold a social work qualification.


How to apply…


If you have any questions in respect of this position you are welcome to contact Senior Managers Heidi Fliegauf or Catrina Dickens at or  To apply please go to


Closing Date: 29th January 2021


The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.

You must be registered with the Social Work England (SWE) to be appointed ­­­to this role.

You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.


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We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

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