Strategic Lead - Fostering Service - Scotland

North Lanarkshire
42000.00 - 46500.00 GBP Annual + GBP42000 - GBP46500/annum Excellent Benefits
19 Mar 2017
03 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Strategic Lead - Scotland - Fostering Therapeutic Service

A well established fostering service has a great opportunity for an experienced manager to join them on a permanent basis. They have a child-centred approach and are innovative in ensuring that foster carers and children in care have positive outcomes.

The organisation offers foster care for children throughout Scotland. In this role you will have oversight across the range of fostering services they have on offer. You will also play a strategic role in the development of their services throughout the UK.

The Independent Fostering Provider has built and maintained a strong reputation in the area and have been able to provide a high level of care for their service users. Their selection and matching process is robust, ensuring that fostering household are secure with relationships that are built to last.

Your duties will include

* Commissioning, strategic development and service marketing
* Take overall lead on fostering marketing, recruitment, and assessment of foster carers
* Planning and recruitment of social work staff as the organisation grows
* Implementing suitable training for staff and foster carers


* Experience at a Service Manager level in a local authority, or as a Registered Manager within an IFA
* Have an in depth understanding of fostering legislation
* Keep abreast of political changes and how this impacts children's services
* HCPC or GSCC registration
* Proactive approach to building the IFA

If you would like to apply for this role, please email your CV with a brief note of your experience that makes you suited to the role to Kevin Kendaru (url removed), or call (Apply online only)