£48,000 to £60,000 (dep. on experience, management qualifications)
+ excellent package: car allowance/lease car, 7.5% salary pension, 35 days holiday plus bank holidays, mileage
Excellent opportunity for an experienced, dedicated, motivated and strategic Registered Manager to join Kasper Fostering and lead a highly skilled and stable team.
Kasper Fostering is a not for profit, long-established and child-centred independent organisation. The small to medium service covers Kent, Essex and London, with the Registered Manager role predominantly based in Whitstable, Kent.
Reporting to Director Level, the successful candidate will supervise a committed and experienced team to continuously improve business performance, monitor and improve excellent practice, and ensure an 'outstanding' quality fostering service continues to be provided.
As well as motivating and holding responsibility for the service as a whole, you will also be responsible for maintaining and developing excellent relationships with local authorities, the Ofsted inspectorate - and understand the importance of being truly available to the team and carers, and providing the best possible care for children.
The agency is built on core values and principles which put children and families at the centre of all we do. In a key role for the organisation, it is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Manager looking for an opportunity to grow and lead an excellent team and service.
** Excellent background within Fostering Services
** Qualified Social Worker / HCPC registration
** CQSW/DSW/Degree in Social work
** 3 years senior management experience/qualifications
** Strong strategic and operational leader
** Ability to demonstrate experience of driving growth
** Ability to work autonomously, assertive and confident in own decision making
** Experience in building strong relations with Local Authorities and OFSTED
** Personable, approachable and dedicated
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To apply, download and complete our application form. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to 79 Nelson Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1DX.
For an informal discussion first, please call 01227 275985 and speak to Lin Redman.
Interview timescale: End of January / beginning of February 2016.
Kasper Fostering is an Investors in People organisation and does not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and complies with all relevant UK legislation.
Kasper follows a rigorous recruitment and selection process, and aims for quality services and equal opportunities for all. Applicants are interviewed in line with our safer recruitment policy, where identities are checked thoroughly and successful candidates are required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure.