Management

Assistant Regional Manager

Full Time Permanent

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We are By the Bridge, a leading independent fostering provider. We find and train the best foster parents so that young people in care get a better chance in life as a result of their foster family's commitment and dedication. By the Bridge is looking for a dedicated, proactive and forward thinking Assistant Regional Manager to join the company our team!

As Assistant Regional Manager, you will be an exceptionally driven individual and be a team player with strong leadership qualities to drive designated branch within the region and work in partnership with key stakeholders. Through training, coaching and modelling, alongside the Quality Team, the Assistant Regional Manager will help to further promote and embed our fostering practices.

The successful candidate for this role will be an experienced social work practitioner who will play a pivotal role in supporting supervising  social  workers  in  developing  social  work  capabilities,  and  finding  their  own  solutions  to  ensure  a  culture  of continuing professional curiosity.

Are you someone who shares our passion to make children's lives better, would you enjoy working in a busy IFA who are dedicated in helping children and young people rebuild their lives? If so, we would like to hear from you!

What you will be doing

Deputising in the absence of the Regional Manager with the support of another Assistant Regional Manager
Monitoring safeguarding incidents, ensuring that these are updated regularly and that the records accurately reflect the most up to date status.
Preparing and submitting Ofsted Notifications
Supervise an experienced team of supervising social workers who are reflective and creative in practice with support from regional therapist
Work collaboratively with both internal and external key stakeholders to ensure effective running of our foster care services.
Facilitate as appropriate and attend meetings as necessary, to include: Foster parent supervision groups, end of placement meetings and monthly team management meetings.
Assist with providing information and data for management reports, tenders and presentation.
To assist with the monitoring and managing of the branch expenditure versus budget.
Ability to travel across the UK to all branches to engage with all staff and foster families 

Essential:

Social Worker with experience of OFSTED regulations
Registered with the relevant professional organisation (SWE)
Experienced  in managing a team, with Fostering reg’s 
Multidisciplinary and multi-agency working experience
Be a strong team player, with excellent communication skills.
Have excellent communication, organisational and time management skills.In return we offer:

Full support from a multidisciplinary team
Regular supervision
Meetings and peer support
Developmental opportunities
Internal / External training on new initiatives 

You will also learn from some of the most dedicated and inspirational people in our profession.

Note:

Successful candidates will need to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post.

By The Bridge with Cambian is committed to safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care.

All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

By The Bridge with Cambian is an equal opportunities employer