Head of the Merseyside Regional Adoption and Permanence Service

Location
Merseyside
Salary
£57,305 - £63,738
Posted
15 May 2017
Closes
30 May 2017
Ref
LCC01258
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

AIM--Adoption in Merseyside, is a partnership of adoption services in the Merseyside area working towards the vision of the regionalisation of adoption and other long term permanence options. We are developing a regional service that will begin to shape the development and delivery of a wider strategic permanence service for adoption, Special Guardianship orders and fostering and we need an inspirational and innovative leader to steer us through this change over the next year and beyond.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead on the development of a new service model so that we can ensure the earliest and best outcomes possible for children and families in our area.

The government papers, “Regionalising Adoption” and “Adoption A Vision for Change” outline what we need to do to radically redesign the whole adoption system, delivering a new service model but here in Merseyside we are looking to the future to widen that vision to create a regional adoption and permanence service.  You will lead the operational business change work needed to ensure that AIM is successfully transformed into an innovative and sustainable service.

We are working together to ensure that AIM becomes the most progressive regional adoption and permanence services in the country. We need someone who is able to think across traditional boundaries and embrace and enable a culture of change to implement a successful adoption and permanence service for the Merseyside region.

You will be a senior manager who will have a good understanding of the sector and is looking for an opportunity to lead the strategic development and delivery of the regional service. You will have the drive and vision to build on the good work that has been carried out so far across Merseyside and will be a confident leader with strong management and partnership skills.

For an informal discussion, please contact Laura Davies on 0151 233 0484 who can arrange this for you.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For job details go to http://lccjobs.liverpool.gov.uk 

PLEASE NOTE INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD ON 8TH JUNE 2017

Closing date: 30 May 2017