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Assistant Referrals Manager

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Closing date:

11 January 2019

Salary: £32,000 - £36,000 D.O.E


Location: ME9 8JE, Borden, Nr. Sittingbourne, Kent


Contract: Permanent


Hours: Full Time, 9 – 5, Monday to Friday



This is an exciting opportunity to work with By the Bridge with Cambian; an independent and leading fostering organisation with a unique therapeutic approach, providing high quality foster care for children of all ages and abilities.



The Role


We are seeking an Assistant Referrals Manager to work within our busy Referrals department, where we receive enquiries from local authority customers seeking to refer children and young people for foster family placement.  This is a front line role working alongside the Referrals Manager assisting with the end to end process from the initial enquiry through to full service delivery.


The aim of this role is to aid the growth of the company by placing children with suitably matched foster families.  The Assistant Referrals Manager will also take the lead on overseeing the Respite and Supervised Contact process and the management of Staying Put arrangements.  The role will also include some line management responsibilities for members of the team. 





You will be a qualified social worker and an excellent communicator with the ability to build strong working relationships with all stakeholders across the business and our local authority customers.  You will be a team player with a dynamic and confident personality, self motivated and able to motivate others.  In addition you will be highly organised with excellent IT skills, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.  Experience using Microsoft Dynamics CRM system would be advantageous however this is not essential.  You will be familiar working in a fast paced environment with emotional resilience and the ability to remain calm under pressure.



The package


We offer a competitive salary dependent on experience, plus a discretionary annual bonus, private healthcare, pension and a great working environment.



Please note the successful applicant must agree to an enhanced disclosure under the Disclosure and Barring Service procedures (DBS). Employment will be offered to the successful applicant subject to a satisfactory disclosure report.



By the Bridge with Cambian is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.



By the Bridge with Cambian is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


How to apply


For further details, please download the application pack below. Once you have completed your appplication form, please click on the Apply button, which will take you to our recruitment portal where you can upload your application form and supporting documents. 


Please note in order to apply for any By the Bridge with Cambian vacancy an application form must be included. A CV can also be submitted to support your application, however CVs alone will not be accepted.





Jobs at By the Bridge with Cambian

By the Bridge with Cambian is an innovative, dynamic, independent fostering organisation providing high quality foster care and services to children and their foster families. 


We continually strives to achieve excellence for our children and young people, foster parents and staff. And every member of staff makes a valuable contribution towards improving the lives of children. 


People are at the heart of everything that By the Bridge with Cambian is about.  It is vital for our children, that our foster parents and staff are inspired and motivated by working for us. 


We aim to create an environment where people feel valued and can grow, develop and achieve their goals.  We work to ensure that By the Bridge with Cambian is a fun place to be, where people are treated fairly and rewarded well for the work that they do.


By the Bridge with Cambian is an equal opportunities employer


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