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Team Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are currently looking for an experienced, dynamic and highly motivated Fostering Team Manager who has clear Leadership and motivational qualities and can demonstrate a strong commitment and drive to achieve best outcomes within this field and has a highly developed specialist knowledge of Social Work Practice within the field of Fostering.

The Fostering North Supervision and Support Team, supports fostering families for the most vulnerable children in our care in the north of the county

Main Responsibility

You will have direct responsibility for leading and directing a team of Fostering Social Workers in the supervision and ongoing development and support of approved foster carers in the north of Staffordshire, Alongside  providing high support and high challenge across the whole service you will be committed to supporting our foster carers; working closely with children’s social work teams and professionals to ensure that all our children feel safe and are well cared for and achieve their true potential.

The successful candidate will provide leadership, motivation and drive to the team and work alongside the Team Managers across the fostering service including the SGO and Family and Friends Team.

Applicants must have a social work qualification and experience of working with Foster Carers along with a sound understanding of the key legislation, policy and best practice guidance underpinning this area of work. You should also be able to demonstrate vision, with excellent leadership skills to ensure we continue to strive to offer the best services for the children in our care.

The Ideal Candidate

You will need :

  • Direct experience in a management role within a fostering setting 
  • Qualified Social Worker
  • Registered with Social Work England
  • Hold an additional professional qualification in a related area or evidence which can demonstrate skills, knowledge, and ability e.g. Practice Educator
  • Management qualification/equivalent
  • Have a current UK driving licence and vehicle

But above all, you’ll bring the desire to work with children and families to ensure your team give them the right support, at the right time with the aim of keeping families together where it’s safe to do so.

For more information about this role please contact Brian Johnson, on

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits.

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

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