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Service Manager - Adoption

Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
£47,665 - £50,740
Closing date
8 Jun 2022
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We are looking for a Service Manager for the Adoption Service who shares our values and passion to improve outcomes for children and young people. You will have a good understanding of the challenges that children and families face.

The successful candidate will continue to develop on the already in place Regional Adoption Agency.

One of the primary aspects of the role of a Service Manager is to lead and manage Adoption Social Workers with the support of Team Managers to ensure the delivery of an effective adoption service to children and adopters in accordance with the relevant policies and procedures.

In return for your hard work and dedication to our service, you can expect to receive various employee benefits including flexibleworking hours – including the ability to work from home – generous leave entitlement, quality training and access to our generous staff benefits.

We are also committed to providing ongoing support in what we know can be a rewarding yet challenging role.

If you are committed to delivering a high standard of practice, we would love to hear from you. For an informal discussion about this role please contact Sarah Havill or Scott Crawford at: or

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  This position is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Please note that if an employee who is currently at risk of redundancy within the organisation applies for this vacancy their application will receive priority.  If this happens you will be advised accordingly.


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