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Assistant Regional Manager

Job Title: Assistant Regional Manager

 

Reporting To: Regional Manager

 

Salary: Up to £40,000 dependent on experience

 

Location: Office based - Thetford, with regional travel and regular attendance at the Essex office

 

Benefits: Company Car or Car Allowance / On-Site Parking / Health Insurance / Pension

 

 

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. 

 

 

Role Purpose:

 

We have an existing opportunity for an Assistant Regional Manager to support with the day to day operational management and running of a designated Branch within the Region.  Through training, coaching and modelling, along side the Quality Team, the Assistant Regional Manager will help to further promote and embed our fostering practices.

 

The successful candidate will ideally be an experienced social work practitioner who will play a pivotal role in supporting supervising social workers in developing social work capabilities, and finding their own solutions to ensure a culture of continuing professional curiosity.

 

You will need to demonstrate the skill and ability to contribute towards improved outcomes for children and young people.

 

 

About By the Bridge: 

 

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 aim to create an environment where all people feel valued and can grow, develop and achieve their goals.  We work to ensure that By the Bridge with Cambian is an organisation, which thrives on the diversity of its staff, families and children, to ensure that we assist and care for those most vulnerable, and advocate with them, and on their behalf.

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • To deputise in the absence of the Regional Manager. 
  • To monitor safeguarding incidents, ensuring that these are updated regularly and that records accurately reflect the most up to date status.
  • To prepare, submit and update Schedule 7 Ofsted Notifications.
  • Supervise an experienced team of supervising social workers who are reflective and creative in practice.
  • Work collaboratively with both internal and external key stakeholders to ensure effective running of our foster care services.
  • Facilitate as appropriate and attend meetings  as necessary, to include:

            - Foster parent supervision groups.

            - End of placement meetings.

  • Attend and support with weekly and monthly team and management meetings.
  • Assist with providing information and data for management reports, tenders and presentation. 
  • To assist with the monitoring and managing of the branch expenditure versus budget.

 

 

 

Person Specification:

 

  • Qualified and registered  Social Worker
  • Knowledge and awareness of  Ofsted regulations and safeguarding 
  • Experience of working in fostering or therapeutic childcare environment
  • Ability to demonstrate confident and defendable decision making in arbitrating in complex ethical situations.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Flexible, with the ability to manage changing priorities.
  • Organise and able to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Supervisory and line management of staff (advantageous) 
  • Emotionally intelligent and  good intuition
  • Self motivated and works with a professional and positive demeanour
  • Ability to organise  and prioritise  work, efficiently and effectively
  • IT literate (specifically Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Database systems experience – advantageous
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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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