Social Work

Head of Fostering

Compass Fostering North

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Office Base: Bolton/Bradford

Salary: Up to £65,000 (D.O.E)

Hours: 37.5 per week, mainly office based

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Are you an experienced social work manager looking for career progression and a new opportunity to progress to senior management?

Compass Fostering are recruiting for a Head of Fostering to join and lead our experienced and successful team of ops managers and social workers plus support staff to ensure that the children and young people in our care reach their full potential.

You will be based in either our Bolton or Bradford office and will be responsible for our North region.

At Compass Fostering we strive to create a supportive and solution based environment which uses a therapeutic approach to operations and management. The successful candidate will share our commitment to making a positive and lasting difference to the lives of the children and young people, making Compass Fostering a progressive and ambitious working environment.

You will be responsible for leading the team of social workers, offering support and training to social workers with a focus on producing a high performing region, offering operational excellence, financial performance and to effectively deliver the organisational business plan.

You will be working closely with the Asst Director of Fostering who is focused on finding a real “people person” who is prepared to manage in a therapeutic and supportive manner with a focus on the potential and ability of the team in place.

Whilst based at our Bolton or Bradford office, regional travel is part of the role to support your team and national travel will be required to visit other Compass offices.   A car and a valid driving licence are essential to the role. You will be paid an annual car allowance to facilitate this.

Your new role will involve you working towards KPI’s focused on growth and carer recruitment and retention, all the time offering outstanding care with the best possible outcomes for the children as the main priority, ensuring that the child protection and safeguarding practices and fully embedded.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Competitive Salary, 50-65k pa, plus car allowance.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Performance bonus.
  • Perkbox
  • Employee Assistance programme.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and an additional day for your birthday!
  • Variety of opportunities for career development.

Our recruitment process aims to create and maintain a safe workforce and contains robust vetting procedures. The successful applicants will be offered a role subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check. Please note that Compass reserves the right to close this vacancy early upon receipt of sufficient applications.

The Compass Community values equality and diversity across our workforce and aims to ensure our staff community is reflective of the diversity of the children and young people within our care. In support of this commitment, we welcome applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.

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