Adoption East Midlands Team Manager

3 July 2022
Full Time
Adoption East Midlands, Trent Bridge House, Fox Road, West Bridgford NG2 6BJ
Children, Families & Cultural Services
Thursday 14th July
£40,578 - £45,648 per annum

Adoption East Midlands (AEM) is a Regional Adoption Agency delivering adoption services (recruitment, adoption panels and adoption support) on behalf of Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Local Authorities. The service is hosted by Nottinghamshire County Council, who are also the employer.

AEM recruit in the region of 80 adoptive families a year, place approximately 150 children and support approximately 800 families at any one time. The staff group is approximately 80 FTE and AEM seeks to be a reflective and dynamic employer and service provider. Operational since April 2019, this is an exciting time in our development as we continue to shape our service to meet the demands of the sector by developing new working practices and models of support to ensure children and young people and their families are fully and effectively supported throughout their adoption journey.

We are now seeking to recruit an innovative, dynamic and forward-thinking Team Manager to join our established leadership team, to co-lead our Recruitment, Assessment and Placement Adoption Team working with families across the region. This is an exciting opportunity to lead and further develop a successful child-focussed service, making a real difference to the lives of children and adoptive families across the region.

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and receipt of Right to Work documents.    

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Recruitment, Assessment and Home Finding Service Manager, Lisa Drummond on 0115 8040013 or 07773370834.

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full-time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

Nottinghamshire County Council strives to ensure that it goes beyond the requirements of the Equalities Act and prides itself on being accredited as a Disability Confident Leader Organisation.

Therefore, the County Council encourages applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, religion, belief, pregnancy and maternity status, age or sexual orientation.

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