Adoption Service Manager

42683.00 - 46503.00 GBP Annual + y award agreement
01 Feb 2019
21 Feb 2019
Job Type

Adoption Service Manager - One Adoption North and Humber (Managing North Yorkshire and York, employed by North Yorkshire)

Location: you will be working across York and North Yorkshire however we can be flexible with your work base and this can be negotiated with the successful candidate

Salary: GBP42,683 to GBP46,503, subject to pay award agreement

*Please note, a Social Work qualification is essential for this role*

One Adoption North and Humber is a Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) providing adoption services for five local authorities: North Yorkshire, York, East Riding, Hull and North East Lincolnshire delivering services to children and adopters across the region and hosted by York. The Adoption Agency core services include the recruitment and assessment of adopters, family finding for children and adoption support. We are extremely motivated and forward thinking agency, with a mission to ensure that all those involved in adoption receive an excellent service. We are now seeking a Service Manager to join our skilled and friendly team at One Adoption, to help us continue to offer an excellent provision.

Joining us as Service Manager, you will be responsible for delivering services to children and families teams and adoption across North Yorkshire and York, ensuring children who require permanence through adoption receive excellent, timely planning.

You will be expected to offer strategic planning within the RAA as well as have oversight and management of the team across both LAs reporting to the Head of Child Placement and Head of Service for the RAA. The teams are based within several localities across the area and there will be a need for flexibility and travel however, this post will also allow flexible working from home or other offices, depending on the demands of the service. To apply you must be able to demonstrate expertise gained in a similar role/environment.

Managing across two local authorities and within the overall RAA creates a varied and challenging role. We are seeking an exceptional, motivated and experienced manager who will work alongside other Service Managers within the region to plan and deliver operational development of this pioneering adoption agency, nurturing and developing best practice.

It is essential to have excellent communication skills and the ability to work with partners across services. You will be a motivator with significant, relevant expertise and well-developed budgetary skills. The role will require high levels of IT skills, managing two computer systems between North Yorkshire and York, the need to manage and analyse data to ensure performance and demands of the service are met and children are placed within a timely manner.

North Yorkshire's Children and Families service has an excellent reputation and received Outstanding across all areas. This role offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to join one of the best Children and Families services in the country, as well as the opportunity to develop your professional skills and your career in an exciting, challenging but supportive environment.

As an employee of North Yorkshire County Council you can also expect to recieve various benefits such as generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working, excellent pension scheme, salary sacrifice car, cycle, technology and childcare schemes and a package of 'Everybody Benefits' shopping vouchers, discounts and more.

If this role sounds like it could be the opportunity for you then we would be delighted to receive your application.

For more information or an informal discussion about the role please contact Mel Hutchinson, Head of Child Placement on

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Key dates

Closing date: 20 th February 2019

Interview dates: 4 th and 5 th March 2019

We look forward to hearing from you!