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Service Director for Adoption West

closing date 29 Jan

Job Summary

Contract Type: Full Time/Permanent
Advert Start Date: 04 January, 2018
Advert End Date: 29 January, 2018
Salary: Up to £68000
Weekly Hours: 37 hours per week
Job Category: Executive/Senior Management, Social Work/Care
Vacancy Ref: GSe35748

Further information

Bristol, Trowbridge, Yate, Gloucester based with regional travel

Adoption West will launch in April 2018 as a collaborative venture between Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Councils to provide a regional adoption service.

This is an exciting time to join our new regional adoption agency as, building on the solid foundations already in place, you will be responsible for forming the new agency, setting its strategic goals and objectives and developing an exemplary adoption service providing high quality, high value services to service users and the local authority partners.

The Service Director will lead and develop a new and innovative service focused on achieving the best outcomes for children waiting to be adopted and adoptive families. Your role will be to build on our good work to date, to develop the business plan, bringing the new staff team together whilst engaging our key stakeholders. We are seeking an inspirational leader with strong management skills, who will bring the vision and drive to make Adoption West a success and to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children.
This position offers a unique opportunity and we will work with the successful applicant to ensure that you gain exceptional experience to support your wider career aspirations.
Application is by CV and Supporting Statement. Please Note:
1. Your CV should fully cover your employment history, including explanation of any breaks.
2. This post will require an enhanced DBS check.
3. Your supporting statement should clearly set out how you meet the requirements of the role profile, both in general terms and those described as essential in the person specification section.
4. Application by email or to discuss the role telephone Peter Murphy (Director) 01454 863253.

The closing date is Monday 29th January 2018.
Provisional Interview Date / Location: 6th February, Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, South Gloucestershire, BS37 5AF

Current employees of any of the partnering authorities can also apply for this role on a secondment basis (minimum 3 months) with the permission of their line manager.