Team Manager - Fostering

Team Manager - Fostering - Locum Position

Are you an experienced and dedicated social worker with a background in fostering management? An excellent opportunity awaits you as a Team Manager in the Fostering team with a reputable local authority in the East Midlands.

Role Details:

  • Position: Team Manager - Fostering
  • Type: Locum
  • Rate: £48 per hour (Umbrella rate)
  • Location: East Midlands

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a team of fostering social workers to ensure the highest standards of care and support for foster families.
  • Oversee the recruitment, assessment, training, and supervision of foster carers.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans to enhance the fostering service, ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation and policies.
  • Monitor and review casework and performance, providing guidance and support to team members.
  • Foster strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including children, families, carers, and partner agencies.
  • Ensure that the voice of the child is at the heart of all fostering activities and decisions.


  • SWE (Social Work England) registration.
  • Proven experience as a Team Manager in fostering.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with a track record of driving service improvements.
  • In-depth knowledge of fostering regulations, policies, and best practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a team.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a focus on delivering positive outcomes for children and families.

Why Join Us?

  • Competitive hourly rate of £48 (Umbrella rate).
  • Opportunity to lead a dedicated fostering team within a well-regarded local authority in the East Midlands.
  • Play a crucial role in shaping and enhancing the fostering service to better support foster carers and children.
  • Supportive and collaborative working environment focused on professional development.
  • Flexible locum position allowing for a balanced work-life dynamic.

If you are a qualified social worker with significant experience in fostering management and are ready to take on a leadership role, we want to hear from you!


For more information or to apply, please contact Emily Cooper at 07902 371315 or via email at

Join our committed team and make a lasting impact on the lives of children and foster families in the East Midlands.