As the Team Manager you will be primarily responsible for:

The recruitment and assessment of prospective adopters
Provision of adoption support to adopted families.
The provision of a duty system, first contact for all enquires to the hub office.

As an organisation managers are essentially working remotely from home, therefore you do not necessarily need to be based in the Gloucester Hub, however when restrictions ease you need to be prepared to attend face to face meetings on occasions and spend some time office based.

You will need to be able to travel around the hub area and on occasions across the region and so must be able to drive and have access to your own vehicle.

You will need:

A Social Work Qualification (degree or equivalent) and current registration with Social Work England.
At least two years’ experience relevant to adoption within the past five years, either in an adoption team or childcare team overseeing adoption plans for children.
At least one-year experience of supervising and managing professional staff.
In-depth knowledge and experience of childcare law and practice.
The ability to analyse complex information to make recommendations and informed decisions.

Adoption West’s offer to you:

£5,000 Welcome Payment
£2,000 Retention Payment
Up to £8,000 Relocation Package
Provides support through supervision and training
Offers flexible working arrangements/job share
Provides a Local Government Pension Scheme and access to the Child Care vouchers scheme
Offers an annual Leave entitlement of 25 days rising to 30 days after 5 years continuous service
If you have the experience, skills, knowledge and enthusiasm we are seeking and are looking for a new challenge then we look forward to hearing from you.

To apply...


Bethany Jacqueline Farrer