Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Team Manager

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Closing date:

20 April 2018

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per annum dependent on experience + benefits


Location: ME9 8JE; Borden, Sittingbourne


Contract: Permanent


Hours: 9am – 5pm, 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.  We were judged ‘Outstanding’ in all areas of our latest inspection.



The role


An opportunity has arisen for a Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Team Manager based at our central office in Borden, Nr. Sittingbourne in Kent.  You will manage the recruitment and assessment process of potential foster parents as well as managing the recruitment and assessment teams, to ensure delivery of assessments to deadline.  You will work with the 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 recruiting foster families and a good knowledge of the fostering assessment process.  You will be a confident decision maker and an excellent communicator with the ability to form strong working relationships both internally and externally.  You will have an excellent eye for detail and the ability to supervise others in the quality assurance of fostering assessments.


The ability to manage your time, prioritise, and organise your workload are essential to this post.  You will have previous experience of line managing staff and ideally managing teams. You will have excellent IT skills, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.  Experience using Microsoft Dynamics CRM would be advantageous but is not essential as training will be given.  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.           



The package


We offer a competitive salary, discretionary annual bonus, pension and private healthcare, life insurance, laptop, mobile phone, free parking 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