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Fostering and Adoption Business Support Leader

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich, London (Greater)
£33.324 - £35.751
Closing date
19 Sep 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care
Contract Type
Full time
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Fostering & Adoption Business Support Leader

Royal Greenwich Children’s Services offers an exciting opportunity to lead and develop a business and finance support team providing specialist support to our Fostering and Adoption services.

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic individual who has experience of successfully managing others and business acumen to support the delivery of our fostering and adoption social work services.

Both services operate within highly regulated frameworks and with confidential information and it is imperative that the individual is fully informed and compliant with statutory administrative requirements.

You will be required to undergo enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

The role involves:

  • Directing and coordinating the financial and administrative tasks within the Fostering and Adoption services, including the functioning of statutory fostering and adoption panels.
  • Managing, supervising and leading specialist business support, finance and panel administration staff.
  • Ensuring continuity of payments to foster carers, adopters and Special Guardians – and where necessary deputising to deliver this.
  • Providing management reporting of information, analysis and data required by leadership team, senior leaders and regulatory authorities.

We can offer you professional supervision, good terms and conditions, career development and a welcoming supportive team environment and integration in the wider Permanence Service alongside other social work teams.

If you feel you have the skills, knowledge, confidence and commitment that we are looking for then we would welcome your application.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Ishara Tewary;     0208 921 2761  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact or call 020-8921-8977

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

DBS: This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

Our Staff Values: Our Staff Values are important to us. Candidates will be continuously assessed against our staff values throughout the recruitment process. Where candidates demonstrate views and behaviours that do not meet the standards of our staff values, we reserve the right to reject their application/ registration.


Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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