Children, Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

Team Manager (Fostering)

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

£43,570 - £47,665 per annum

Newcastle City Council are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic Team Manager 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 a busy team with the objective of providing effective, high-quality services to foster carers, connected carers, children, and partners.

Foster a Future is a large Fostering Service which has recently experienced a period of investment and growth including the development of our family and friends/SGO Services and Recruitment and Assessment Services. We are currently looking for a new manager to oversee one of our busy Supervision and Support teams.

We would welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate a sound knowledge of Fostering Minimum Standards, effective Risk Management and Fostering and Care Planning Regulations. Knowledge and skills of staff management in a social work setting is highly desirable although applications would be welcomed from fostering senior practitioners 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 all local policies, 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 regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). 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.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.


Closing date:

17 October 2022

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