Job Type : Full-time hours
Closing Date : Sunday, th November 2, :pm
Contract Type : Permanent
Salary : – £, (SCP PO7) per annum

The role
There is a Team Manager vacancy in our Fostering-Support and Development Team, which delivers good outcomes for Lewisham Children.

The ideal candidate will need to have significant experience in fostering and an understanding of the range of issues faced by vulnerable children, their families and the challenges that this brings for Foster Carers.

The candidate must demonstrate sound knowledge of the relevant standards and legislative framework: specifically Fostering Services (England) Regulations and the Fostering Services National Minimum Standards 1, Care Planning, Placement and Case Review Regulations 0 and Safeguarding Practice.

The candidate we are looking for must be experienced, competent, committed, enthusiastic, approachable, driven, well organised and able to challenge constructively in order to achieve and retain outstanding standards at all times.

Key responsibilities:
Manage a team of 5-6 Supervising Social Workers
Provide regular, high quality supervision
Monitor performance against key performance indicators and take appropriate action as necessary to improve performance.
Ensure that the fostering service is managed effectively in delivering a high quality service for children, young people and foster carers.
Quality Assurance
Effective collaborative working with other colleagues and stakeholders
Budget Management

What were looking for
We are looking for people to join our team who:
Value the importance of communication and seeking feedback.
Inspire and motivate those they work with, manage and lead.
Are committed to developing their skills and expertise to deliver an excellent service.
Are professionally curious and value thinking slowly and calmly in a balanced way.
Work inclusively, collaboratively with others recognizing their strengths.
Take responsibility and make a positive contribution by focusing on solutions.
Are transparent, appreciative in enquiry, and who reflect and learn.

In return, well offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.

Laurence House, Catford Road, Catford, SE6 4RU

Salary details
Salary: £ ,- £ , (SCP PO7) per annum

Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

We value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

For a full job description and person specification, and for further information about the recruitment process, please click on the links below.