Children, Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

Team Manager (Foster a Future)

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£42,821 - £46,845 per annum

Newcastle City Council are currently looking to recruit 2 enthusiastic and dynamic Team Managers to join our Foster a Future Fostering Service.

As part of the Fostering Management Team, the successful applicant will be expected to supervise and oversee busy teams with the objective of providing an effective, high quality service to foster carers, connected carers, children and partners.

The service has recently experienced a period of growth including the development of our family and friends/SGO service. One of the vacancies available is in this team and the other is in one of our 2 support teams.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate impeccable knowledge of Fostering Minimum Standards, effective Risk Management and Fostering and Care Planning Regulations. Knowledge and skills is staff management in a social work setting is highly desirable although applications would be welcomed from fostering senior practitioners and practice teachers who are interested in career progression.

Our Fostering Team Managers have a key role in supporting the Registered Manager and Service Manager in the continuous development of the service and as such, are given responsibility for the specialist areas and the delivery of key service targets and objectives. As part of their induction, new managers will be supported by an experienced manager and will be provided with relevant support and training in local procedures and systems.

To apply for this post, you must have a relevant social work qualification, such as Degree in Social Work, DipSW, CQSW, CSS or equivalent, and current Social Work England registration. A relevant management qualification or a commitment to work towards one is essential.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in a regulated activity. If you are successful, we will undertake additional recruitment checks including an enhanced DBS check. It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

If you are interested in this post and would like some further information before applying, please email with your preferred contact number and someone from the management team will get back to you.

Apply online at, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

Working in Care Homes - In accordance with Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021, staff deployed to work in CQC registered care homes providing accommodation and nursing or personal care are required to have full vaccination status or a medical exemption before working or being deployed into work settings covered by the legislation. Applicants to positions covered by these regulations are required to provide certified evidence of their vaccination status or medical exemption as part of any pre employment checks.


Closing date:

3 February 2022

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