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Registered Fostering Manager

Sandwell Children's Trust
Sandwell, West Midlands
£56,904 - £60,344 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

Job Details

Salary £56,904 - £60,344 per annum plus a market supplement of £7,500 per annum and a relocation allowance of up to £6,500

Closing date: - midnight on Wednesday 22nd May 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent Registered Fostering Manager. Sandwell Children’s Trust are looking for an exceptional candidate who is passionate, committed and dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and developing our carers who play a critical role in improving the lives of children and young people in Sandwell.

You will be a highly visible and responsive leader who role model the Trust’s ethos, values, and standards and will actively drive forward the Trust’s ambitious transformation programme. We are looking for a talented systems leader who is highly aspirational and ambitious for children and our carers. You will be relentless in driving excellent practice through relational social work and courageous innovation. You will be tenacious in ensuring that Sandwell Children’s Trust along with the Fostering Service are making a palpable impact on the lives of children and families we serve, supporting us to deliver excellent services to the most vulnerable children in our Borough.


Applicants must be able to understand the Trust’s status as an Independent Fostering Agency and must be able to demonstrate their ability to meet the requirements of the role of Registered Manager in accordance with the 2011 Fostering Regulations and National Minimum Standards for Foster Care.

As a Registered Manager you will:-

  • Be responsible for the overall management of the fostering service, ensuring that statutory requirements are met and exceeded.
  • Liaise directly with Ofsted in relation to regulatory reporting.
  • Take the lead on fostering inspections.
  • Provide a strategic approach to service development.
  • Provide supervision to the Team Managers and Panel Advisor.
  • Ensure that support and training is in place for all our carers.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures based on statutory guidance to ensure that the service is responsive to the needs of children and carers in Sandwell.

About you:-

  • A qualified Social Worker with significant experience in Children’s social care, particularly Fostering.
  • Have a Level 5 qualification in leadership and management or, be prepared to commence the qualification within 6 months of starting in the role.
  • An inspirational leader with excellent management skills and the ability to encourage team working.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to engage with children, carers and relevant stakeholders.
  • Ability to write reports for a range of audiences and be able to verbally present these with confidence.
  • Good understanding of performance management and a commitment to providing a high-quality service to children and carers.



If you would like an informal discussion regarding the role with Steven Gauntley, Director of Operations please email

How to apply :-

To apply please click on the link below to complete an application form.

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