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Pod Manager - Fostering Placements Service
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/25131/16313
  • Published: Mon 04/10/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/11/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £49,765 - £54,566
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN2 4SE

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Pod Manager - Fostering Placements Service

Job introduction

The role of Fostering Pod Manager is to manage a team of fostering social workers and work collaboratively with fellow fostering managers in the delivery of a high quality fostering service to children in care.

Interview Date: 8.12.21

For further information on this role please contact Karen Devine (Head of Service) on

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a Pod Manager who can promote our relationship-based model of practice in their management and leadership of a team of fostering social workers.

You will have proven management skills and expertise in child care and family placement work, legislation and regulation. You will be a strong and capable manager able to build effective working relationships with your team, co-managers and across services.

You will feel confident in supporting your team to offer high quality, attachment and trauma informed supervision to foster carers offering the full range of family placements to our children in care. You will feel confident in developing anti-racist practice with your team and foster carers in furtherance of Brighton & Hove City Council's pledge to become an Anti-Racist Council.

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.