Service Director for Adoption West

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Salary: Up to £68000

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Bristol, Trowbridge, Yate, Gloucester based with regional travel - . 

Closing date:29 January 2018 at midnight 

This advertisement is on behalf of South Gloucestershire Council and is not a Gloucestershire County Council vacancy.

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 Information

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.
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