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(Post approval and Special Programmes)

Intercountry Adoption


Organisation: IAC – The Centre for Adoption

Salary: Starting from £36,000 per annum

Hours: 35 hours per week (full time)

Location: Barnet, North London

Closing date for application: 8th May 2017

Interview date: 15th May 2017

IAC – The Centre for Adoption is currently looking to recruit senior practitioner to join its well established post approval team, in Barnet, North London. This is a unique position in adoption practice, working within an Agency whose mission is to achieve the best possible outcomes for children, whatever their origins. The Agency works with families adopting from a wide of countries, and also delivers Special Programmes, including the China Special Needs Adoption Programme, as well as programmes in India, Bulgaria, South Africa, the Philippines and Kazakhstan.

IAC is seeking to recruit a Senior Practitioner to support prospective adopters during the waiting period, and then through matching and placement, as well as a continuing involvement with some families post adoption. The post holder would also be expected to assist prospective adopters joining any of the IAC Special Programmes, which would include families approved both by IAC and also by other adoption agencies.

Candidates must be child-focused professionals who are able to be flexible in meeting adopters support needs and the needs of the Agency. You will need to have an interest in working with families who have chosen to establish or extend their families through intercountry adoption, and a commitment to offering a high quality service to these families and their adopted children.

Your role will require working in partnership with Local Authorities, Voluntary Adoption Agencies, Central Authorities and other adoption professionals in England and in other countries. Written or verbal competency in languages other than English, particularly Indian languages or Russian would be an advantage, but are not essential.

In addition to adoption experience applicants interested in working for IAC – The Centre for Adoption should also have the following credentials:

  • A social work qualification
  • Registered with the HCPC
  • Commitment to equal access and equal opportunities
  • Prior experience of professional report writing
  • Willingness to travel

For details of job description and person specification, and to request an application form, please contact Tanya Gutter, Adoption Manager (Post Approval) by email: or by phone on 0208 448 2562.


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ADOPTION Social Worker

Full Time, 37½ Hours a Week; Home Based to cover North, South & West Yorkshire

Salary: Up to NJC Scale 41 for Child Care Award


We are seeking to appoint an experienced adoption social worker.  Duties of this post will include:

  • recruitment, preparation and assessment of families for children referred to the agency, including presentation of Prospective Adopters Reports (PARs) at panel meetings
  • liaison with care agencies in order to match suitable children with approved applicants and in co-operation with the placing agency to support the applicants both pre and post placement, including where necessary post adoption
  • attend planning meetings, reviews and Court as necessary
  • offer advice and, where appropriate, counselling to birth and adoptive parents and extended families and adoptees
  • participation in the Advice Line rota.

The successful candidate will hold a Social Work degree or equivalent and will be registered with HCPC. You must also have experience of children’s social care and preferably of adoption work e.g PAR assessment, support and inter agency working and knowledge of the Adoption & Children Act 2002.


Adoption Matters are members of the Local Government Pension Scheme.


An Enhanced DBS check will be required.


TO APPLY: Please visit and download an application form.


A full job description and person specification can be found on our website above under the relevant vacancy.

Closing date: Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Interview date: Wednesday 10th May 2017

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Assistant Regional Engagement & Delivery Manager

(East of England)

  •  Hours: FT 35 hrs per week**- with some unsocial hours required at evenings and weekends, for which flexible working arrangements can be made with line manager
  • Salary: £22,000 (pro rata for part time) plus pension contribution equivalent to 3% of annual salary.
  • Location: Home based- with travel – can also work from Head Office in Banbury
  • Duration: Fixed Term until 31/03/2018
  • Salary – £22,000.00 per annum


** This is full time East of England regional position, however should we receive applications from candidates who are ideally geographically placed we may consider splitting the region and employ to 2 part-time 17.5 hrs contracts**

The post holder will support all aspects of service delivery within a defined locality, ensuring that services are delivered to a high quality and will ensure all Adoption UK representatives in the defined locality are effectively supported.


Adoption UK is the leading charity providing support, awareness and understanding for those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents.
More than 11,000 members provide a strong, supportive community and the largest voice of adopters in the UK.


Closing date for applications: noon on Friday 05/05/2017

Interviews to be held at Banbury on Friday 19/05/2017

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Please send your completed Application form to

Or for further information, please contact: Laura Mawle Tel: 01295 752240



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