Team Manager, Fostering Service

  • Job Reference: PEO/0521/31367
  • Date Posted: 27 May 2021
  • Employer: Rutland County Council
  • Website:
  • Location: Oakham, Midlands
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £40,876 to £42,821
  • Bonus/Benefits: £40,876 - £42,821 per annum (plus £5,000 market supplement) pro rata
  • Sector: Social care
  • Job Type: Part Time, Flexi

Job Description

Rutland Children's Social Care is a great place to practice social work. We want to grow our in-house fostering offer and we are looking for a Team Manager to help us. This is an exciting opportunity for a Team Manager with a passion for Fostering to help build our service.


About you…

  • Significant post-qualifying experience, and experience of supporting social workers through Fostering processes
  • An understanding of and ideas around fostering recruitment
  • Thorough understanding of the legislative and regulatory regime of multi-agency statutory children’s services
  • Strong motivational leadership skills, capable of leading and developing a team of practitioners
  • A child-focused approach, with commitment to delivering a quality service to our children and families
  • A track record of creating and maintaining successful partnership working arrangements leading to tangible service delivery

Why choose Rutland….We’re different…

If you’re looking for an opportunity to lead and develop a team of social workers who work together, where your skills and experience can make a significant difference to both your team members and children and families, and where there really is work life balance, then Rutland is the place for you.


As the Team Manager Fostering we can offer you manageable caseloads, learning events, training, and regular reflective supervision to focus on you. We encourage continually improving practice to ensure children’s interests are always protected and promoted.


The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The costs for the DBS are paid by us. We will also pay for your social Work England registration.


The Team Manager Fostering interviews will be held over a rolling period.  We will give sufficient time to enable you to fully prepare for the assessment process.


Our offer to you:

We offer work that makes a difference to people’s lives, a safe working environment; structured salary reviews; generous annual leave entitlement plus 8 days paid bank holidays; local government pension scheme; occupational health service and flexible working policies to enable you to balance work and home commitments.


You may previous experience in the following roles: Supervising Social Worker; Social Worker – Through Care; Social Worker working within an independent fostering agency


To learn more about working with us visit or if you have any queries about this role please contact Lydia Bennett, Interim Head of Children’s Social Care on 07811 734945 or at or Leanda Cank, Service Manager at


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Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.