Adoption Recruitment and Enquiry Officer
Salary; Band NJC Scale 5 £21,589 – £23,836
Hours: 0.6 fte (22.2 hours)
Etrop Court, Wythenshawe
An opportunity has arisen to join the Recruitment and Enquiry team who are our front door and offer the initial service to all our enquirers, gathering and providing information about adoption in order to assess the initial suitability of the adoptive families we recruit to meet the needs of our children and of the wider pool of children waiting for adoptive families.
You will be an excellent communicator who is open, welcoming and sensitive to complex and difficult issues. We are seeking to appoint someone who also has good administrative skills, who can record accurately on a variety of systems and who understands the principles of confidentiality. You should be a team player as well as being able to self-motivate with good organisational skills and be passionate about achieving positive outcomes for children.
Adoption Counts is a Regional Adoption agency, delivering adoption services in Cheshire East, Manchester, Salford, Stockport and Trafford local authorities. The agency was one of 5 national demonstrator projects and was the second agency to go “live” in July 2017 and continues to play a lead role in national developments and have strong links with the DFE. Covering a large geographical area, we function in a hub and spoke model. Hub functions such as recruitment, marketing, performance management, panel management and finance are based in Wythenshawe. The area is then covered from three geographical spokes-the northern spoke being in Salford, central in Wythenshawe, and south based in Wythenshawe and Middlewich.
The journey of the child is integral to everything we do, including targeted recruitment of appropriate adopters. We offer a high level of management support while challenging ourselves to provide services that strive to be the very best.
Stockport local authority who are the host agency will employ staff, who therefore benefit from all Stockport terms and conditions.
If you are passionate about adoption, work to the highest standards and want to join a forward thinking agency, then this is an exciting opportunity not to be missed.
For further information or informal discussion please contact
Clare Riley or Cathy Sowden on 0161 234 5268
Job Description and Person Specification
Stockport Council – Valuing Diversity
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