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Assistant Team Manager (Adoption Team) OCC2762152

Oxfordshire County Council
£40,057 - £42,899 per annum
Adopt Thames Valley Office, Woodley

This post will provide the successful applicant with the opportunity to gain experience of working in a new Regional Adoption Agency, Adopt Thames Valley, working on behalf of seven Local Authorities.

The Service is hosted by Oxfordshire, but has an office based in Woodley, Berkshire.  This office provides adoption services across the West Berkshire, Wokingham, Bracknell, Reading and Windsor & Maidenhead areas.

The post holder will have experience of Children and Families work, and preferably Adoption and/or Family Placement work. He/she will need to be currently working as a Senior Practitioner or above.

  • To manage the overall work of the team and provide support and supervision to staff.
  • To work with the contributing Local Authorities to achieve timely placements for the children requiring adoption and to pro-actively plan the matching and placement process.
  • To work with management colleagues across the adoption agency to maximise the recruitment of prospective adopters and ensure good preparation, training and support at all stages of the adoption process. 
This post is subject to a criminal records check.
Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships.

All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to part time working and job share arrangements.
Claire Corcoran on 01865 894712
9 February 2018
28 January 2018

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.