You will be joining us in our second year of operation and in addition to managing a skilled and established social work team in Eastbourne, you will work with the Head of Service to ensure that we develop a regional service that provides the support that adoptive families need to thrive.

The right candidate will bring significant management experience along with an excellent understanding of the adoption sector. What will help them succeed will be their ability to collaborate with and influence stakeholders at all levels and they will be comfortable managing the complexity of working across four organisations. They will share our desire to engage with service users in the design and delivery of services and will have a natural ability to take people with them.

The successful post holder will be highly motivated, dynamic, and passionate about adoption with experience of leading a service through change. You will be joining a creative and effective management team, dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for the adoptive families we work with and children that are placed, helping those families to thrive.

You will be working across the Region and employed by East Sussex County Council. We are currently reviewing our working arrangements however all our teams currently work from home. Whilst some working from home will continue to be required, there will also be times when travel across the region is required.

To apply...


Michael Wilson – Head of Service Adoption South East


01323 463 205