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Adoption Support Principal Manager

Social Care

Children's Services

Wigan Council

Bewsey Park Community Centre
Troutbeck Lane
Warrington
WA5 0BA

Salary: Grade 11, £40,760 - £44,632 per annum.

37 hours per week

Your role:


Together for Adoption is an established Regional Adoption Agency hosted by Wigan Borough Council which provides adoption services for Cheshire West and Chester, Halton, St Helens, Warrington and Wigan local authorities.

Together for Adoption is seeking to appoint an outstanding and highly motivated Adoption Support Principal Manager, who is passionate about providing support, and is dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for children and families across the five Partner Local Authorities.

You will lead and manage an experienced team of Adoption Social Workers and Support Staff while also supporting the Service Manager in the development and running of the Regional Adoption Agency.

About you:

You will be an excellent communicator, and a strong supportive team member, who can work collaboratively with colleagues’ strengths. You will need to be confident in your position as a leader to ensure improved service developments and positively challenge when standards, service delivery or practice needs to be reviewed.

You will have significant experience of Adoption as a social worker and experience as a manager of a Social Work Team. Your knowledge of current and prospective adoption legislation, guidance, procedures and practices will be extensive and thorough.
The post holder will be a Social Worker registered Social Work England and will safeguard and protect vulnerable children and adults in accordance with Together for Adoption policies and procedures at all times.

About us:

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough.  We are signed up to the Greater ManchesterContinuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.

Together for Adoption is an established Regional Adoption Agency hosted by Wigan Borough Council which provides adoption services for Cheshire West and Chester, Halton, St Helens, Warrington and Wigan local authorities. The successful applicant will join an inspirational management team that aspires to ensure that Together for Adoption provides children and families with a high quality, positive and memorable adoption experience.

Wigan Council is the host for Together for Adoption and has been voted “council of the year” at the 2019 LGC awards. Wigan is an energetic and dynamic council celebrated for being innovative and forward thinking.
Together for adoption will provide you with a supportive working environment, regular supervision, and ongoing training identified in your appraisals.

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.

For further information, please contact Debbie Needham on 01942 487272

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Interview date: Wednesday 22 July 2020  

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£40,760.00

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full time

application deadline

11 59 pm

22nd Jun 2020

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