Fostering and Adoption Business Support Leader

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£33.324 - £35.751
13 Apr 2021
25 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full time

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.

Closing date: 25 April 2021

Interviews will take place week commencing 3 May 2021

Safer recruitment: Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

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.

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