Operations Manager – Thetford

Compass Fostering - East

Location: Thetford
Salary: Up to £42,000 D.O.E
Hours: 37.5 per week
Closing Date: Ongoing

 

The Fostering Operations Manager will be joining an established group of managers and will be responsible for supporting and leading an experienced team of Supervising Social Workers. You will be responsible for assisting the Head of Fostering in leading and developing a high performing region offering operational excellence and financial performance.

You will work within an Independent Fostering Agency, which provides support and training to foster carers, ensuring the service to children and young people is safe, high quality and child focused.

The Operations Manager will be joining an established group of managers and will be responsible for supporting and leading an experienced team of Supervising Social Workers. You will be responsible for assisting the Head of Fostering in leading and developing a high performing region offering operational excellence and financial performance.

This is a developmental post in which the Operations Manager will assist with the growth of the East Region.

Responsibilities will include

• To provide day to day operational support to the team of Supervising Social Workers, including line management responsibilities, training and development of staff.
• Provide positive and dynamic Leadership and Management to the Fostering Service Team, creating a well skilled, trained and motivated workforce .
• To support the Head of Fostering in ensuring the implementation of Fostering Service Regulations 2011, the National Minimum Standards 2013.
• To ensure service delivery complies with Compass Fostering Policy and Procedures
• Safeguarding of children and young people in placement, including support to the Registered Manager within the monitoring of Schedule 6/7 matters and when appropriate, to have delegated responsibility for liaising with Ofsted on these matters
• To develop and strengthen customer relationships with key LA customers
• To work as a part of a Regional Management team and to contribute to the shaping and to the success of the organisation
• To maintain good communication with the agencies other offices and participate in regional events as required
•Effectively contribute to and deliver against the organisational business plan

Essential requirements for this role

• A social work qualification (degree in social work, DipSW, CQSW or equivalent recognised work qualification)
• 3 years’ post qualified social work along with some at supervisory/management level
• Good understanding and knowledge of fostering standards and regulations
• Full current driving license and commitment to travel to other offices

We are committed to safeguarding. The recruitment process aims to create and maintain a safe workforce and contains robust vetting procedures. The successful applicant will be appointed subject to references, enhanced DBS and screening.

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