Practice & Registered Manager - Fostering
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/20/9623
  • Published: Fri 18/12/2020, 16:25 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 24/01/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £47,822 - £51,022 per annum pro rata + MRS of £4,650 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire

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Practice & Registered Manager - Fostering

Team: Fostering Service

Job Family: Enabling - CBG14

Salary: £47,822 - £51,022 per annum pro rata + MRS of £4,650 per annum pro rata

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

Base Location: Priory House, Shefford

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 24th January 2021

Interview Date: 1st or 3rd February 2021

More about the role:
The role of Fostering Practice Manager involves leading and managing the Fostering Service in Central Bedfordshire Council.

We are committed to providing a consistently great service to our looked after children, and this role is central to our vision of an outstanding service for children.  We seek a leader who will help us take the Fostering Service to the next level through a programme of Transformation so that we can recruit, retain, and supervise even more skilled foster carers for our children.  This will involve building on the significant strengths within the service and leading system wide change in collaboration with key stake holders.

You will be responsible for ensuring that practice is child centred, inclusive and comprehensive.  You must be an experienced SWE registered social worker, manager, and leader.  Experience in fostering practice is required. 

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

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To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Practice & Registered Manager Fostering Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Ruth Coals on 0300 300 6664 or email 

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at  


Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community. 

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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