Fostering Assessment Manager

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Closing date:

30 May 2018

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 dependent on experience + benefits


Location: Borden, Sittingbourne


Contract: Permanent


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.  We were judged ‘Outstanding’ in all areas of our latest inspection.



The role


We are seeking an enthusiastic full time Fostering Assessment Manger to join our established team in Sittingbourne.  Your role will be to manage the assessment process of potential foster parents and deliver assessments to deadline.  You will work with the assessment team to continually develop and improve the quality and efficiency of the foster parent recruitment process.     





You will be a qualified Social Worker with previous experience of completing fostering assessments.    You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to form strong working relationships both internally and externally.  An eye for detail and the ability to manage your time, prioritise, and organise your workload are essential to this post.  It is also a requirement that you are aligned to the ethos of By the Bridge with Cambian and able to provide training that reflects this to assessors.  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 competitive salary, discretionary annual bonus, 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.



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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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