Registered Manager

Ethelbert Independent Fostering Agency

Ramsgate, Kent

With the pending retirement of our long-term manager Ethelbert Fostering Services (EFS) are now recruiting for her replacement.

EFS are an established, family owned and Ofsted “good” rated IFA currently with 35 families caring for 60 children with a team of 8 highly motivated social workers plus a supporting administration and ancillary team. EFS is incorporated with Ethelbert Children’s Services providing comprehensive residential, education, health and therapy services.

The organisation is stable and has a strong presence in the market and the staff team are passionate and dedicated to providing best outcomes for children and young people.

The position will be based at the agency head office in Ramsgate and provides a service within Kent, East Sussex, Essex and SE London and is a full-time and permanent position.

Salary is between £45000 – £60000 dependant on experience plus additional benefits.

Key requirements of the registered manager:


  • Recognised social work qualification
  • HCPC registered
  • Strong experience within the fostering sector, ideally from an IFA
  • Prior experience of holding Ofsted registration
  • Excellent knowledge of fostering legislation, policies and procedures
  • Excellent staff management and supervisory experience
  • Car ownership / driver


Key responsibilities include:


  • Undertaking the role of the Ofsted Registered Manager, ensuring compliance with regulations and good practice guidelines;
  • Providing leadership and ensuring that adequate supervision is provided at all times;
  • Overseeing all aspects of service delivery in relation to the recruitment, assessment and supervision of foster carers;
  • Supporting staff and foster carers to ensure a good quality service that promotes positive outcomes for looked after children;
  • Continuing to develop all aspects of the service

To apply for this position, follow the link to our online application form, or download a printable version of the form below.


Job Description
Registered Manager JD.pdf
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Person Specification
Registered Manager JS.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [88.9 KB]
Application Form
Employment Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [427.7 KB]

Please return completed applications to:


Personnel Department
Ethelbert Children's Services
17 Leigh Road



CT12 5EU


If you would like an informal discussion regarding the expectations of the role, please contact our Personnel Department on 01843 823762


We are an equal opportunities employer

During the current pandemic there are understandable concerns around children residing in social care and the ability of social care organisations to provide continuity of service.


Based on all available government advice and guidance, and following a review of our current resources, Ethelbert Children’s Services have shared a comprehensive Business Continuity Plan (BCP) with each of its local authority partners and relevant regulatory bodies.


At this time, we do not foresee any significant difficulties in providing ongoing residential care and/or fostering services.


As new information and guidance becomes available, will be reviewing our BCP and updating our partners accordingly.


Should you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

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Ethelbert Children's Services -
Residential Children's Homes, Fostering and.Specialist Education
17 Leigh Road, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 5EU
Tel: 01843 823762
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