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Service Manager - Fostering Team

Job Title: Service Manager - Fostering Team
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Wigan
Salary: £350 per day
REF: LukeMHC2432423
Contact Name: Liam Murphy
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

We are currently looking for a number of Service Manager - Fostering Team to work with our client based in Wigan. You will be working for the council.

Monday - Friday 

08:30 AM - 17:00 PM

Temp contract 

Day rate - £350 per day

Job Purpose

We are excited to be recruiting to a temporary Service Manager to lead our Fostering Recruitment team, Friends, Family Assessment& Support team, and Recruited Support and Supervision Fostering team. You will be the nominated Agency Decision Maker (ADM) for the service and play a crucial role in leading on the local growth of sufficiency in fostering in line with our community wealth building ambitions, compliance with the fostering regulations and delivery of the Deal for Foster Carers.

You’ll be the driving force behind our ambitions plans to develop at pace the number of foster carers we recruit and drive forward the assessments for people to become foster carers whilst continuing to support existing foster carers and foster children. You’ll have extensive knowledge of fostering legislation and government guidance and a track record of using creative mechanisms to recruit and retain foster carer's

Working closely with other fostering team managers, foster children and carers and partners, you will place a relentless focus on improving placement sufficiency and supporting our children and families with a focus on early permanence.

About you:

You will be a committed, innovative, confident, and energetic leader committed to achieving positive change for children and families. You will lead on the delivery, development of high-quality practice and robust performance management systems to ensure that your team is highly effective.

You will be responsible for ensuring that Signs of Safety is an embedded as a practice model within the team.

As well as being a qualified and experienced social worker and manager, you will also have experience as an agency decision maker and have a proven track record of success. You’ll be ready to take on the crucial task of inspiring and influencing your Team and partners to achieve positive change and safety and permeance for children.

You will have excellent knowledge of statutory frameworks and processes as well as relevant legislation to ensure that your team is highly effective. You will be an excellent communicator, be able to develop and implement team plans, an effective decision maker with a passion to improve the lives for children in our borough.

4Recruitment Services is a specialist recruitment agency for Qualified Social Workers and HealthCare Professionals. We offer:

  • An excellent referral scheme of £250 for each successfully placed referral
  • HCPC certified complimentary training
  • 24 hour one on one specialist social work consultant based within your geographical area
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other Social Work vacancies in your area please contact Luke Mathurin on