Head of Adoption – closing date 29 June 2018

PACT provides an outstanding adoption and adoption support service as well as award winning community based programmes. We have been at the forefront of adoption services for over 60 years and are one of the UK’s leading adoption agencies. We place children with secure and loving families and support them via our award-winning specialist and innovative therapeutic support services.

This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the strategy for, and own the operational leadership, of our adoption services. Reporting to the chief executive, you will be responsible for the successful delivery of the strategy and business plans for our adoption teams. An ambassador and advocate for PACT, you will explore innovation, networking and business development opportunities.

A qualified registered social worker, you will have significant experience of leading and developing services at senior manager or head of service level, ideally gained in the children’s social care sector. You will be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the regulatory and statutory framework for adoption and for safeguarding children.

To succeed in this role you should be confident, capable of inspiring, motivating and managing others, have excellent communication skills, and demonstrate a passion for improving outcomes for looked after children.

Address Line 1
7 Southern Court
Address line 2
South Street
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 4QS
Postholder needs own transport
Yes
Contract type
Full timePermanent
Location
South East region
Salary
£51,500 - £62,945
Contact
Sam Ward - Recruitment and Volunteering Manager
Main contact telephone
0118 402 1706
How to apply

Please see our website www.pactcharity.org/about-us/careers for further details and application form.

Open for applications from
25 May 2018
Closing date for applications
29 June 2018
Scheduled interview date
10 July 2018
Will my application be acknowledged?
All applicants, successful or otherwise, can expect to receive a reply from us in due course