Registered Manager, Independent Fostering Agency

  • Aldershot (with some travel)

  • 40 hours per week

  • up to £48,000

New Year - New Role

Want to do something different in 2021?

Step by Step has a brand-new exciting role for a Registered Manager where you will be the lead in creating a new Independent Fostering Agency.

You will have scope to develop your role and the way Step by Step proceed on this exciting new venture for the charity.

You will be working with a team of friendly professionals, who will be able to support your Marketing, HR and Finance needs.

What Step by Step can offer you?

  • A basic salary of up to £48,000 per year.
  • The working week is 40 hours, these hours include 2.5 hours of paid breaks.
  • 25 days of paid holiday plus an 8-day Bank Holiday Allowance.
  • A company pension scheme.
  • A car parking permit for a local car park.
  • This is a permanent contract.

A bit about us!

Step by Step (SBS) passionately believes in supporting young people who are going through hard times. Our unique step by step approach, providing accommodation, personal development opportunities and specialist support services, identifies and fulfills aspirations.

Each year we work with over 1,500 young people aged 11 – 25 and our STEP Workers (formerly titled 'Support Worker') play a pivotal role in empowering young people and preventing homelessness.

The Step by Step team are positive, dynamic, professional and committed to empowering young people to fulfil their full potential.

What would you be doing?

Step by step will create a brand-new Independent Fostering Agency and want someone to lead and set up this venture with the leadership team in the organisation.

Once the IFA has been set up the Registered Manager will be responsible for the running of this IFA.

This will include being responsible for:

  • Translating the high-level plan to create an IFA into detailed operational plans leading to the successful creation of the IFA
  • Assisting the HR department in the recruitment of new high calibre foster carers, ensuring the very best standards of carer provision, assessment, and Training
  • Developing a training programme and roll out delivery with your team
  • Act as Ofsted Registered Manager for the Independent Fostering Agency, ensuring our services are fully compliant with legislative and regulatory requirements, particularly The Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011 and the National Minimum Standards for Fostering.
  • Lead on any court requirements
  • Be responsible for ensuring that Fostering Panels operate within statutory requirements and perform to the highest standards.

What is Step by Step looking for?

As the IFA Registered Manager, you will be educated to degree level with a professional Social Work qualification and current HCPC registered. You will be looking after both our operational areas (West Berkshire & Hampshire) and you will be comfortable and able to manage and lead staff and teams across different sites.

So where is the role based and what about flexible working?

Step by step is a flexible organisation, during the role set, Step by Step would like you to work some days in our Aldershot Head Quarters.

Once the IFA has been set up, travel around the West Berkshire and Hampshire area will be needed, however step by step supports working from home for any of its colleagues where it is operationally viable.

Step by Step has a flexible working environment and has core working pattern between 1000 -1600, allowing colleagues to choose when they want to work outside the core hours.

So, what do I do if I want to apply?

At this stage, please submit your CV if you are interested.

If your CV is successful, you will progress to the next stage and asked to complete a simple application form.

All successful employment offers are made subject to a successful DBS check.


Please contact us by emailing

Back to Jobs