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Interim Fostering Operations Manager

  • Job reference: APOPsmanInt
  • Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Management
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Job description: Interim Fostering Operations Manager

This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful national Independent Fostering agency and help lead their Loughborough office.

My Client is an IFA with offices covering the UK, they are currently looking to recruit an Interim Operations Manager to join the Loughborough office whilst they recruit a permanent member of staff.

Main purpose of role:
To contribute to the Fostering Service in delivering the overarching strategic plan for the Independent Fostering agency.
To work with the Head of Fostering in delivering operational excellence, continuous improvement and financial performance of the business whilst safeguarding children and young people.
To lead, motivate and guide a team of social care practitioners in ensuring that we provide outstanding care and the best possible outcomes for our children and child protection and safeguarding principles are embedded in practice.
To work within legal and regulatory standards and requirements and ensure that the team's practice is of a consistent high quality, reflective, evidence based, documented and quality assured.
To achieve regional targets and KPI's for placement growth and carer recruitment and retention whilst ensuring that the needs of the children and young people and the carers are met when making placements.

PERSONAL SPECIFICATION - ROLE SPECIFIC
Social Work Degree or equivalent Social Work Qualification and Level 5 Management Qualification.
Significant post graduate experience.
Ensure compliance with appropriate professional membership body to maintain registration.
Management experience 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.
Rate of pay - Negotiable dependent of experience


If you are interested in this role or looking for a new role within the UK, please contact Alex Procter on 01772 208 964

*Service Care Solutions also offer a referral fee of £250 for anyone you may know. Once they are placed and complete their probationary period you receive a £250 bonus! *

Working with Service Care Solutions offers you a number of benefits including:

* A specialist consultant within an experience and dedicated recruitment team
* Excellent rates of pay
* An extensive range of vacancies available throughout the UK
* Payroll service twice a week