Deputy Team Manager- Fostering Recruitment Team

Reference:6/SW/20/554 

Salary:£40,876.00 - £43,857.00 

Working Hours:18.5 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:The Link Block 6 2nd Floor Shire Hall Gloucester - GL1 2TP 

Closing date:06 December 2020 at midnight 

We offer a generous reward & pay programme:



  • £3,000 Welcome Payment*

  • £2,000 Retention Payment*

  • Up to £8,000 Relocation Package*

  • Flexible working opportunities

  • Employee Benefits Programme

  • Annual Leave entitlement of 24.5 days rising to 29.5 days after 5 years continuous service

  • Access to our Social Work Academy


*Please note, all our welcome payments and retention payments are non-contractual, pro-rata for part time staff and subject to National Insurance and tax deductions.


Team: Fostering Recruitment Team


Location: Gloucester 


Hours: 18.5 hours


 Looking for your next challenge? Then Gloucestershire County Council is hoping to hear from you! 


We are on the lookout for a resilient and driven Deputy Team Manager to join our Fostering Recruitment Team on a part time basis. We are looking for someone who can play their part in making our vision for children’s services a success. You will be instrumental in delivering a first-class service which will deliver the best outcomes for children and young people in care and care leavers in Gloucestershire.


Our Vision: Committed to building the best, our Children’s Services are looking for high calibre managers with a track record of excellence, commitment and delivery to the highest standards, securing the best outcomes for the children and young people with whom they work.  You will be joining an authority with a strong set of values that underpins the work we do; values of Accountability, Empowerment, Excellence, Integrity and Respect. For more information about our values, please click here


About You/ Your Role: Do you have the skills to join an established, highly motivated and friendly team within the Fostering Service where we recruit, support and offer training to foster carers within their first year of fostering? We need a well informed and dynamic individual who is familiar with Fostering Assessments and the recruitment process of prospective foster carers. 


This role is part-time, 18.5 hours per week, and the ideal candidate will have experience in Fostering and management.  This role includes oversight of the recruitment process, working closely with Team Managers to ensure that quality, attention to detail and legal requirements are observed.  You will be familiar with the relevant legislative processes relating to Fostering and have experience of completing Form F assessments. 


You will have a positive attitude, good problem solving skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills.


As well as the above you will;



  •  Have a recognised qualification in Social Work

  • Social Work England registration

  • To have passed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)

  • A full driving licence and willingness to drive

  • DBS clearance


About our Social Work Academy: The Gloucestershire Children’s Services Social Work Academy offers leadership of practice to develop outstanding social workers and social work leaders who effect positive change for children, young people and families in Gloucestershire.  The aim of our Academy is to support workers at all levels, from students and newly qualified social workers to our senior leaders with their professional accreditation responsibilities and career progression options. Our Children’s Services workforce receives the highest quality continuing professional development to make sure we are the best at what we do.  For more information on our Social Work Academy, please click here

Application Information

For an informal chat about this role, please contact:  Sue Holly Sue.holley@gloucestershire.gov.uk or Jess Roberts Jess.roberts@gloucestershire.gov.uk. Alternatively please complete the application form.

Interview Date: 15th December 2020

This Position is subject to a DBS check. 

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

 

 

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