Head of Fostering

Recruiter
Baltimore Consulting Group
Location
Nationwide
Salary
£70000 - £80000/annum
Posted
14 Jul 2017
Closes
13 Aug 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Head of Fostering / Foster Care
£70,000- £80,000 + additional benefits
Nationwide

Our client, a national provider in independent foster care, are currently seeking an innovative and forward thinking Head of Fostering to lead and develop their services, in a nationwide capacity.

With numerous services and offices across the UK, including London & the South East, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and Leicester/the East Midlands, this role will involve national travel as the business needs require.

All applicants must be HCPC registered and have a qualification in Social Work.

Overview
Joining a well-established and respected private provider in specialist children services, the successful applicant will be responsible for the overall day-to-day running of the organisations independent fostering provisions. They will be responsible for managing and offering continued support to the team of Registered Fostering Managers that are currently in place. 

It is a very exciting time for the organisation, with the planned development of therapeutic fostering to add to their already diverse portfolio, working closely with the rest of the senior management, reporting to the CEO. The successful applicant will have the excellent opportunity to lead and drive this growth across the business.

Whilst ensuring high quality is maintained and remains at the forefront of the business, you will be an ambassador for the companies Foster Care, promoting the organisations values both internally and to the external market, instilling a positive culture, rolling out key business objectives and building key relations.

This unique opportunity will be perfectly suited to either an ambitious Registered Fostering Manager looking to take the next step in their career, or an experienced Head/Director of foster care looking for a fresh challenge.

Criteria
**HCPC/Social Worker Qualified (CQSW/Degree/Diploma)
**Minimum of 3 years` experience within Foster Care/Fostering Services
**Committed, Driven and Personable
**An approachable, 'hands-on' leader
**Must Drive
**Confident in developing key external & internal relations
**Track record in driving growth
**Experience with and up to date knowledge of OFSTED
**All backgrounds considered including - Local Authorities (LA'S), Third Sector and Private sector

The Salary on this role is £70,000 - £80,000 per annum (dependent on experience), plus benefits including 25 days annual leave, private healthcare and company pension scheme.

Process
For further information, or to apply please contact the Private Healthcare team at Baltimore Consulting on (Apply online only)