This post is hosted by Wigan Council on behalf of the Together for Adoption partnership

You will be required to work flexibly

This is a politically restricted post

Your role:

The role of Service Lead - Together for Adoption is an important one. This is an exciting opportunity to lead and develop a new and innovative service to provide the best possible outcomes for children waiting to be adopted and potential adoptive families.

About you:

We are looking for an outstanding, dynamic and engaging candidate to shape and lead Together for Adoption, a regional adoption service. With a proven track record at leadership level in children's social care you will join a fantastic organisation that has huge ambitions and a track record of delivery.

We therefore need an innovative and inspirational leader who is adept at working in partnership to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children and their families.

About us:

Wigan, Cheshire West & Chester, Warrington, St Helens and Halton are working in partnership and have formed Together for Adoption, a Regional Adoption Agency as part of the government's regionalising adoption program. Wigan is the host authority for this agency, with Cheshire West & Chester having a lead commissioner role.

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough. We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Linda Evans, Assistant Director - Social Work and Community, St Helens Council at [email protected] or 01744 671028.

As an employer Wigan Council like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.

Click here for further information: https://greater.jobs/search-and-apply/job-details/WG-41224/

Interview date to be confirmed - all interviews will be held remotely

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