Team Leader, Fostering Team

Employer: North Somerset Council | People and Communities

  • Reference: PFOS951
  • Published on: Wed 25/02/2015 00:01 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 10/03/2015 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: JM3:- £37,483 to £41,140 per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Based in Weston-super-Mare

Our fostering team is a well established team of social workers and family support staff who ensure that all North Somerset’s looked after children and young people are matched with the right foster family and that they are able to thrive in their placements and achieve their ambitions.

We are looking for a self-motivated leader who is interested in supporting their team to put children at the centre of our work and ensure the child’s voice is heard. Experienced, enthusiastic, ambitious and knowledgeable, you’ll be at the heart of delivering Children’s Services in North Somerset. You’ll take responsibility for the standards across your team, provide effective management and leadership.

You will plan and deliver quality and performance improvement across the service. You will know about the cases your team are working on, in particular high risk and complex cases, and will monitor outcomes for children and families in your area.

If you believe you might be the right person for this post and want to know more please ring Arif Dar, Service Leader on 01934 421 940.

This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

NB: This post requires a social work qualification.

Want to know more and apply?

Visit to download an application pack and apply online.

Anticipated interview date: Monday 23 March 2015

Equal Opportunities

North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer

We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation.

North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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