Area Manager

Area Manager - South Coast

£49,500 Per Annum + £1,500 out of hours allowance + excellent benefits

Full Time - 35 Hours Per Week

TACT is the UK’s largest specialist charity provider of fostering and adoption services.  Our core work involves providing high quality and well supported fostering or adoptive families for children and young people in the care of local authorities.  Working in partnership with local authorities from our offices across England, Wales and Scotland, we are dedicated to providing creative, effective and outcome-focused services.  We also campaign on behalf of children and young people in care, carers and adoptive families and are a leading voice in the sector.

Our vision is to provide better lives for our children and young people.

This is a really exciting opportunity. We are looking to recruit a Registered Manager to lead our newly created South Coast fostering service which operates from our office in Christchurch, close to Bournemouth. You will take a key role in applying to Ofsted for registration of the service, and become the Registered Manager.

You will also supervise a small team of Social Workers and an Administrator and support the growth of the service by effective recruitment of carers and building strong relationships with your Local Authority partners. We are looking for someone who is able to inspire others, is passionate and  enthusiastic and committed to the eventual goal of achieving an Outstanding service.

You will be supported both by an experienced team of operational registered managers, excellent support services and a senior leadership team dedicated to taking the organisation forward.

For a full outline of the requirements of the post please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

The successful candidate will need to be DipSW, CSS or CQSW qualified and registered with the HCPC. An enhanced disclosure is also required and will be undertaken by TACT. The post holder will be required to be on an out of hours’ managers rota and you will be paid an allowance of £1,500 per annum once participating in the rota.

TACT offer an excellent benefits package including 31 days paid holiday, flexible working arrangements, group income protection scheme, x10 death in service, stakeholder pension scheme, child care vouchers and fantastic learning and development opportunities. Please see the job information pack for further information.

  • Closing date: 2nd September 2018
  • Interviews: 21st September 2018 at TACT South Coast (BH23 6NX)

TACT reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.