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Assessment Assistant Team Manager HCC251770

Job Details:

Salary Range: £33,653 - £37,876 per annum plus £3,000 market supplement
Work Location: Glen House, Swanwick
Hours per week: 37 
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 28 October 2021


Details for an informal discussion about the role:
Please contact Lynne Tripp, Team Manager at lynne.tripp@hants.gov.uk for the Assessment Assistant Team Manager role.

If you are a highly motivated and creative thinker and want to be a part of an expanding and inspiring team, we want to hear from you!

Join us at a time where there is significant financial investment to expand our Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Team, to support us in our vision of Fostering Hampshire Children becoming the first choice for those who want to Foster. Together, we will inspire people to take the step to foster for Hampshire and help us achieve our aims to grow our community of foster carers to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children and respond to an increased demand for foster homes.

Our ideal candidate


As an assistant team manager for the assessments within the Fostering Recruitment and Assessments team you will work alongside the current team manger in supporting independent assessing social worker ensuring they have access to all relevant paperwork in order to complete the form.  As part of your role will also be to support the team manager in allocating assessments and monitoring the progression so time scales are met in the completion of qualitative assessments to present to panel.

You will have an enthusiasm for continuous improvement and possess confidence in your creativity and problem-solving skills, which you will bring to the role and this new and progressive team. 


You will have excellent assessment skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse range of audiences and excellent interpersonal skills, to help individuals engage in our vision for Fostering Hampshire Children, learn more about fostering and the difference they can make to the children of Hampshire.


You will support and motivate the team members, ensure the team achieves its targets. You will work alongside the Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Leadership and Management Team and have direct Line management responsibilities.


Please note you may be required to visit other locations within Hampshire (and the Isle of Wight or other local authority), and therefore need to have the ability to travel, as necessary. On an occasional basis, you may also need to work evenings and weekends, dependant on the needs of the service.


To apply for the role you must hold a Social Work qualification and registration with Social Work England. For a full list of the role requirements and selection criteria, please refer to the job description and person specification on our website. 

About Hampshire’s Fostering Service


Hampshire Children’s Services is rated outstanding by Ofsted. Hampshire County Council’s fostering agency (branded Fostering Hampshire Children) is a local authority owned fostering agency recruiting and supporting foster carers for children who are unable to live with their own families, either until they can return home or, sometimes, until adulthood. There are currently approximately 470 fostering households registered with Hampshire County Council

Hampshire County Council’s vision is that Hampshire becomes an even better place for children and young people, where all, including those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged, have the best possible start in life and are supported by the whole community to succeed. 

Hampshire County Council is investing significantly in the children we care for through our transformational programme, the Modernising Placements Programme. The programme brings foster carers, residential staff, social workers and children and families together to explore the best possible care outcomes for young people. 

At the heart of this programme are our foster carers. Hampshire has a successful fostering agency with a large community of foster carers and many new initiatives in the pipeline to support them even more. But we need more foster carers to join us, to offer children the chance to live in families that means they stay close to family, friends and school.

This is where you can help us. We are looking for someone who is forward thinking, dynamic and creative and has excellent communication, management and networking skills to help us fulfil our ambition. 



We will provide you with:  


  • 25 to 28 days based on length of local authority service.
  • Flexible working options to fit around today’s lifestyles.
  • Dedicated back office support.
  • A hybrid tablet device, so you can work more effectively and flexibly.
  • 5 personal development days per annum.
  • Ample progression opportunities.
  • Relocation allowance with management approval. 


Please view our full benefits package here

Vetting Requirements:


This role is subject to a DBS check, therefore reference will be sought prior to interview if you are sucsessfully shortlisted. 


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.


We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.



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