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Head of Service - Regional Adoption Agency OASY(CDC)

City Of Doncaster Council
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
SMG - £66,754 to £72,088 plus excellent benefits
Closing date
25 Feb 2024

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Are you a strong leader, who can inspire, with a proven track record of success linked to improving outcomes for children and families?

Do you have comprehensive knowledge and experience of delivering and leading on practice linked to adoption?

Are you a forward thinker, committed to delivering innovative solutions, with a collaborative approach to leading and embedding a performance focused culture?

We are seeking to appoint to our One Adoption South Yorkshire (OASY) Head of Service role covering Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley and Sheffield.


Within this role you will lead on regional adoption practice with the aim to deliver the best outcomes for children who have a plan of adoption. You will act as the lead principal advisor to the OASY board and chair providing expert, specialist and timely information, advice and guidance to ensure OASY achieves its strategic goals, outcomes and priorities.


You will have strategic and overall responsibility for the OASY hub team (hosted in Doncaster) and then the four area based teams. In order to support best outcomes for our children to local adoption families and post adoption support outcomes you will be able to establish and develop strong and effective partnerships and your commitment to working with others is critical. You will need to be able to provide support and challenge and bring negotiating and influencing skills to working across 4 local authorities ensuring we achieve our ambition to support children with plans of adoption stay local.


Why choose One Adoption South Yorkshire?


This is an exciting time to join us at One adoption South Yorkshire. Over the past three years we have established the regional adoption agency and as a board and service we have a shared a vision around supporting adopters to choose OASY, ensuring children are linked to local adoptive families and growing our adoption support offer. There is as strong partnership offer recognising that at all parts of the child’s adoption and adult adopter journey need multifaceted support and the earlier, we offer this, the better the outcomes.


OASY is also leading the way innovative practice; The OASY hub hosts the regional  commissioning officer as part of the national focus on maximising outcomes through commissioned contracts. OASY has also successfully bid for investment around developing a more bespoke offer to children and families impacted by Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD) and this is being embedded.

Details of the skills and experience required and the duties of these roles can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification provided.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact Rebecca Wall,  Assistant Director Children’s Social Care at

Closing date - 25th February 2024 (Midnight)

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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