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Team Manager Fostering

Social Care


Oldham Council

People and Place

Team Manager Fostering Team

Ref: G10/OL-39679

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £42,683 - £45,591 p.a.  Essential Car user allowance provided.

Hours: 36.66 per week

Based: Metropolitan Place, Hobson Street, Oldham OL1 1TT

Closing date: 30th August 2020

Shortlisting: 31st August 2020

Interview Dates: 9th September 2020

Job Description and Person Specification.doc


Role overview


The Fostering Service in Oldham incorporates service provision to mainstream foster carers and Connected carers and will cover all aspects of the Fostering Service.


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 clear commitment and drive to achieve best practice within this field and have highly developed specialist knowledge of Social Work Practice within the field of Fostering.


You will have a responsibility in leading and directing a team of Supervising Social Workers to drive ongoing improvements in Oldham, providing high support and high challenge.


Key responsibilities


The role will provide high quality supervision, build on models of support and training to foster carers and their families to ensure the best outcomes are achieved for Children and Young People. You will be expected to work with the Senior Leadership team to promote increased targeted recruitment and monitor the progress of Children, foster carer’s and Placement stability.


You will be expected to promote Professional standards in the service area by developing Oldham’s outcome focused teams, managing and monitoring Performance to ensure the effectiveness of Service Provision in meeting key performance measures and develop, maintain and review processes and procedures.


Alongside other Team Manager you will be expected to provide advice and quality assurance as Agency Advisor to Oldham’s Independent Fostering Panel and DCS. 


Now is an exciting time to become part of working for Oldham.  At Oldham Council we are ambitious for our children and we are looking for a Team Manager who wants to join #TeamOldham and become part of our vibrant and diverse community and share our aspirations for our children and families. 


We have a new Director of Children’s Services and a fresh Senior Leadership Team who are dedicated to helping our Social Workers deliver the very best services for our children and families.  We are doing this through a relentless focus on the quality of practice and by ensuring that our Social Workers have everything they need to do their job well and progress in their career.  We have a loyal, supportive and enthusiastic workforce who will give you a very warm welcome. 


As a Team Manager in Oldham you will benefit from flexible working, good work life balance, high quality supervision and support, and your own desk to work from. We further offer essential car allowance and a free weekly car parking pass.


Staff Benefits

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee assistance Scheme
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Fit for Oldham Scheme which offers free health and fitness opportunities
  • Employee discount Card
  • Essential Car User Allowance for designated posts with fully subsidised parking
  • Other designated car user allowance offered with part subsidised parking permit
  • An Employment Assistance Scheme that provides 24 hours access to advice and support
  • Paid leave (up to 31 days excluding bank holidays dependent on length of service and opportunity to buy extra leave through the council’s purchase scheme)
  • Flexible working arrangements

Key Requirements

  • Educated to DIPSW or degree level social work;
  • HCPC registration;
  • Evidence of professional development;
  • The ability to use IT;
  • Substantial post qualification experience in statutory childcare services;
  • Working as part of a team;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Willingness to improve practice of self and others;
  • An enhanced DBS is required.   

About Us


Oldham is committed to developing a Co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough.  Anyone joining the council is coming into an ambitious organisation with big plans. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our borough and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for our communities.

We put the needs of children and young people in Oldham at the heart of everything we do and that takes amazing professionals who share our determination to make a real difference to their lives. We want the best professionals and you will be rewarded for your expertise – at a time where the council is making significant investment.


The Council has a clear set of Values and Behaviours, our Values outline how we do business and we share these borough wide with our residents, partners and businesses.  Internally we have translated these values into five cooperative behaviours which outline the priority areas of focus for all staff at all levels. You can view the Values and Behaviours on our Greater. Jobs pages Working for Oldham


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Please note that should a vacancy that has been released for internal or external recruitment be deemed suitable for an at risk employee, it can be pulled back at any point up to the post being formally offered to an external candidate or an internal candidate that is not at risk of redundancy. 

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application deadline

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30th Aug 2020

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