Service Manager - Families that Last Service

Birmingham, West Midlands
£36,513 - £40,314 per annum
23 Mar 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Service Manager - Families that Last Service 
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: £36,513 - £40,314 (After Adoption Pay Point 54-59)
Actual salary dependant on experience

After Adoption provides lifelong support to anyone affected by adoption, delivering high quality services to the people who need them. Our reputation is built on over 25 years’ experience and we make a real difference to the lives of many. 

The Role

Please be aware that you must be Social work Qualified and have at least two years managerial experience in order to apply for this post.

To take a lead role in the management and development of Families that Last in all designated areas, ensuring maintenance of an effective quality of service delivery, whilst working within the framework of the agency and agreed agency policies. To lead a team of paid, voluntary and administrative staff including social work students on placement in the provision of a quality service.

You will also have duties as a Family Placement Social Worker, which include but not restricted to planning and implementing recruitment plans for children referred to the Service.

The successful applicants must be CQSW, Dip SW qualified or equivalent. Knowledge of the Adoption and Children Acts are essential with a sound understanding of how adoption affects all parties. A good understanding of child development and attachment theory with an awareness of issues that arise post adoption work is also crucial in this role. Ideally a Level 5 Management qualification would be desirable. 

After Adoption's Families that Last Service is a dynamic, innovative and forward thinking service with children at its heart. We are interested in hearing from applicants with the drive, ambition and passion to find families that today's children need.

If you are passionate about helping others and making a difference, and want to play a role in driving forward the work of After Adoption, then get in touch. 

In return you can expect:

•    Matched employers contribution to a group pension scheme (to a maximum of 6%)
•    25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
•    Your achievements to be acknowledged through our Reward and Recognition Scheme
•    Family friendly policies and flexible working via credit time

After Adoption is an inspirationally-led and people-centred organisation with Investors in People (IIP) Gold Award. We nurture talent, celebrate and reward success, and value diversity.

Our innovative and award-winning services include:

•    Families that Last, our family finding service for the children who wait longest in the care.
•    Therapeutic Adoption Support Services, including SafeBase, our therapeutic parenting programme developed to equip parents with the skills and techniques to parent children who have been adopted from care.
•    BirthTies, which provides advice, support and counselling to birth family members.
•    ReUnite, a service to help people reconnect with family members separated by adoption.
•    TalkAdoption, for adopted young people to enable them to share experiences and be supported. This also includes a therapeutic residential short break offer.

We are:

•    Passionate about making a difference and changing lives
•    Creative in our approach
•    Vibrant, dynamic and innovative
•    Always trying to do things better
•    Honest and open

Closing date for applications: Midnight, Sunday 22 April 2018
Panel interviews: 30 April 2018



If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button.

After you have followed the job board process, you will receive an email from CHM Recruit with instructions on how to complete your application.

Please disregard any automated email correspondence from the job board itself. 

The organisation reserves the right to close adverts early for particular reasons. Adverts will therefore close at midnight; either on the advertised closing date, or the day the decision has been taken to remove the advert early. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit applications at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The charity is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies please.