Service Director

Gloucester based with regional travel
up to £68,000
12 Sep 2017
02 Oct 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Adoption West will launch in April 2018 as a collaborative venture between Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Councils to provide a regional adoption service.

Being in at the beginning makes it an exciting time to join our new regional adoption agency as, building on the solid foundations already in place, you will be responsible for forming the new agency, setting its strategic goals and objectives and developing an exemplary adoption service providing high quality, high value services to service users and the local authority partners.

The Service Director will lead and develop a new and innovative service focused on achieving the best outcomes for children waiting to be adopted and adoptive families. Your role will be to build on our good work to date, to develop the business plan, bringing the new staff team together whilst engaging the various partners and stakeholders. We are seeking an inspirational leader and in possession of strong management skills, who will bring the vision and drive to make Adoption West a success and to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children. The West of England has a huge amount to offer, and the rewards considerable, not only with a competitive salary, but other employee benefits plus it’s a truly great place to work and live! For further information about this exciting new role please visit or contact Gary Evans of GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6080.

The closing date is Monday 2nd October 2017.

Preliminary interviews will be held w/c 9th & 16th October and Final Panel Interviews Tuesday 31st October 2017.

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