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Public Sector and Government

Group Manager – Care Resources

£50826 - £55017 per annum + £8k Market Supplement

Job Title: Group Manager – Care Resources

Location: Romford, London

Salary: £50,826 – £55,017 per annum + £8k Market Supplement

Job type: Full time, Permanent

Closing Date: 23:59 on the 28th April 2021

About us:

At Havering Council we are committed to achieving excellent outcomes for children, young people and families, ensuring our residents benefit from the best possible start in life. We take our responsibility as a corporate parent to children and young people in the borough incredibly seriously, investing heavily in our teams to deliver the highest level of care.

We don’t work to achieve ‘quick fixes’, we look to provide systemic care with lasting effects – achieving sustainable positive outcomes. This is done in partnership with children, young people and families, through ongoing conversations, working collaboratively to ensure outcomes work for all.

About the role:

Care Resources is experiencing some exciting changes within Fostering recruitment/ fostering retention/Permanence/ Leaving care and contact work. This is a great opportunity for someone looking for career progression and to bring their social work experience to help us meet the needs of a developing service.

A group Manager within the service will needs to be:

Versatile: be able to work with understand and empower a range of teams and workers in the services we provide.

Good communicator across Children’s Services and represent Care Resources in a range of settings.

Influence sustainable change, direction and new ways of working that have the within budget can support our staff and carers to meet the variety of needs of children in care.

About you:

This role will requires someone who can work from top to bottom and enrol the various teams to develop practice and improve outcomes. It also requires the ability to work across a number of teams, directorates and partner agencies.

Requirements for the role are:

  • Ability to be calm, lead, give direction and be authoritative
  • Ability to make decisive decisions and see them through to implementation
  • Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders
  • Ability to influence local practice and promote children in care, and Care Resources
  • Ability to write report and develop practice standards within the service and integrate them into practice across each team
  • Ability to manage budgets and provide data for finance reports and performance appraisal
  • Ability to lead, innovate and promote new ways of working

Let’s make a difference together. Come and be part of Care Resources

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Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Social Care Manager, Senior Support Worker, Service Manager, Foster Care Manager, Care Management, Care Team Leader, Social Support Team Manager, Home Manager, Children Services Manager, Regional Care Home Manager may also be considered for this role.