Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Head of Fostering

Head of Fostering
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced manager to lead within a national independent fostering agency!

My client is currently looking for a Head of Fostering to motivate and lead the North West team in an IFA based in Bolton.

My client is looking for an experienced manager with a Social Work degree and a level 5 management qualification.

To be eligible for the role must have:
, Social Work Degree or equivalent Social Work Qualification and Level 5 Management Qualification.
, Significant post graduate experience.
, Membership of relevant professional body.
, Management experience at a senior level preferably within the IFP sector.
, Proven track record of delivering results including improvements to service.
, Excellent knowledge of childcare legislation; specifically the Regulations and Standards for Fostering.
, Successful management of large budgets / operations operating within financial constraints and / or competing priorities.
, Understanding of Health and Safety legislation and their role in protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of colleagues and others.

The personal specification for this role is:
Leadership
, Is visible, approachable and earns respect; inspires and motivates others, building high performing teams.
, Demonstrates the high standards of integrity, honesty and fairness expected; carries forward decisions of the operations board.



Strategic Thinking and Planning
, Drives delivery of strategic aims and anticipates future demands, opportunities and constraints; demonstrating knowledge and sensitivity of stakeholders' needs;
, Translates strategic aims into practical and achievable plans;
, Makes decisions in a timely manner, even in uncertain circumstances.



Delivery of Results
, Defines results, taking into account the needs of the stakeholders, delivers results on time, on budget and according to the agreed upon standards;
, Encourages feedback on performance and makes improvements based on them;
, Makes clear and considered recommendations and advice to the operations board.

Personal Effectiveness
, Is aware of personal strengths and weaknesses and their impact on others with ability to take a firm stance when a situation warrants it;
, Pursues adopted strategies with energy and commitment, managing own time well to meet competing priorities;
, Adapts quickly and is flexible to new demands and changes;

Expertise
, Has in-depth knowledge and experience related to the group and knows when and how to find and use sources of expertise, within and outside the group;
, Understands the environment within which the group evolves, including regulatory frameworks and applies best practices from other sectors and organisations;
, Understands how policy impacts on operations, staff and others who may be involved with the group.

Intellect and Judgement
, Generates original ideas with practical applications and encourages creative thinking by others;
, Defends logic of own position but also responds positively to reasoned alternatives;
, Delegates decisions appropriately.



Emotional Intelligence
, Able to sense what other people are feeling and able to express own feelings;
, Knowing what we are thinking and feeling, how this makes us behave and understand the impact this has on others;
, Being able to handle our feelings in ways that are safe and respectful to ourselves and other people;
, Being able to support other people through emotional difficulties ,
Managing Change
, Encourages innovation and positive change in services;
, Exhibits ability to manage change constructively;
, Effectively communicates the reason / need for change, involving others in the process and assessing the impact of change.

This role comes with a good package including a salary from £49,000 - £60,000

If you would like any further detail on this role or would like the full job spec please apply and I will be in contact.