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Placement Team Manager

Salary: up to £45,000 DOE


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. We were judged ‘Good’ in our latest inspection.



The Role


We are seeking a Placement Team Manager to manage our busy Referrals department, where we receive enquiries from local authority customers seeking to refer children and young people to our foster families for placement.


The aim of this role is To lead and manage the ‘Referrals’ team, who are the company’s primary customer facing team.  To own the end to end process of referral to child placement, to ensure best child matching of referrals to foster families.  To achieve company expectation through maximising foster family utilisation. The role will also include 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 colleagues across the business and our local authority partners.  You will be a team player with a dynamic and confident personality, who is 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 good levels of emotional resilience and the ability to remain calm under pressure.



The package


We offer a competitive salary dependent on experience, 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.




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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