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Assistant Regional Manager

Salary: £36,000 - £40,000 dependent on experience + benefits


Location: Thetford, IP24 3PJ (with travel through Norfolk and East Anglia) and regular attendance at the Essex office


Contract: Permanent


Hours: Full Time


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 enthusiastic Assistant Regional Manager to join our established Eastern Team to manage the Thetford Office.  Your role will be to manage the day to day running and development of the Region, with particular emphasis on the Thetford Branch; along with assisting the Regional Manager and deputise in their absence.    You will be required to spend some time in the Essex working alongside the staff team.  You will line manage a team of up to four Supervising Social Workers and the Branch Co-ordinator.  There will also be close working relationships with the Regional Therapist and you will be required to undertake safeguarding supervision of the Education, Grow, Achieve, Learn Consultant.  There will also be the requirement that, when needed, supervising social worker duties may be required to be undertaken, therefore and travel across the county is essential to this post. 


You will be required to oversee and manage the branch overheads in line with budget requirements.





You will be a qualified Social Worker registered with the HCPC.  You will have relevant previous experience as a (Supervising Social Worker) and a sound knowledge and experience of working with fostering regulations and national minimum standards.  You will also have experience of managing an office and staff team, along with experience of undertaking social worker supervision.  You will also have an excellent understanding of the importance of safeguarding children and the ability to evidence this.  Previous line management experience is not essential, however, you would need to demonstrate the ambition and willingness to take on these responsibilities, evidencing confidence and leadership.  Knowledge and experience of therapeutic fostering is also advantageous.     


You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to form strong working relationships both internally and externally.  You will be emotionally resilient and the ability to manage your time, prioritise, and organise your workload are essential as you balance the demands of this role.  You will have good IT skills, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.  Experience using Microsoft Dynamics CRM would be advantageous but is not essential.     



The package


We offer a salary of £36,000 - £40,000 dependent on experience, a company car OR car allowance, pension and private healthcare, life insurance, generous annual leave 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 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 is an Equal Opportunities Employer.



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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