Job Title - Service Manager – Adoption
Contract – Permanent, Full Time
Hours - 35 hours per week
Salary - £50,000 - £55,000 dependent on experience
Location – Flexible - home working/Office location – Redbridge
Coram Ambitious for Adoption is a commissioned voluntary regional adoption agency that is organised on a hub and spoke service model. The activities of adopter recruitment and assessment of prospective adopters, the panel, child placement support and the overall governance of the regional adoption agency is located at the hub at Coram Campus in Bloomsbury in London.
The Regional Adoption Agency is comprised of Coram as the Voluntary Adoption Agency service provider working alongside participating authorities; City of London, London Boroughs of Bromley, Harrow, Hillingdon, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Westminster and Slough Borough Council.The service is focussed on best outcomes for children and building strong support for adoptive families.
This management post is located across the two Local Authorities, to oversee the family finding and post adoption support function operating within the new regional adoption agency services framework. The post holder will engage in the exciting development of adoption services across the RAA, as well as working closely with each partner local authority to lead on practice development and implement new ways of working to improve planning for childrenand support to families.
About the role
As the Service Manager for Redbridge and Waltham Forest, you will hold responsibility for the delivery of safe and effective services for children in adoption, in line with the relevant legislation, regulation, policy, research and good practice frameworks and also participate actively in the vision and mission of the regional adoption agency in accordance with the commissioned services and specifications and quality standards of the service.
You will also promote and develop close and effective relationships within and across relevant local authorities and hold responsibility for the quality assurance of practice and services. You will play a key role in the development of the Coram RAA and have opportunities to develop expertise in the delivery of regional adoption services.
For more information about the main duties and responsibilities of this role please refer to the job description and person specification.
For informal discussion please contact Sue Lowndes Managing Director Coram Ambitious for Adoption RAA – 0784 9300303
To apply for this role, please click on the 'apply now' button below to complete the application.
Closing date: 23:59, Friday, 23rd April 2021
Interview date: Thursday 29th April 2021
Coram – Ambitious for Adoption is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applicants from Asian, African, Caribbean and other minority ethnic backgrounds to join our teams. Whilst we have a diverse team we recognise we are a predominantly white workforce and are genuinely committed to encouraging candidates from diverse communities in order to improve the services to the children and families we help.