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Adoption Social Worker
Coram Capital Adoption, Redbridge 
Permanent, part time (17.5 hours per week)
Circa £35K pro rata

Opportunity for creative and energetic Adoption Practitioner to join Coram’s adoption team in Redbridge

Coram Capital is an exciting Partnership between Local Authorities and Coram, created to share expertise and resources and to provide a better service for some of the most vulnerable children who are at risk of growing up in public care. By combining the resources of Coram, judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, and the adoption functions of several forward looking Local Authorities, including Redbridge, we can provide better outcomes for Looked After Children who need adoption.

Based within the Redbridge Children’s Services, but with strong links to Coram in central London, the Redbridge adoption team has a manager and a senior practitioner who is mostly engaged on family finding.   There is also an Adoption Support Senior Practitioner in the team who is employed by Redbridge, but sits in the adoption team alongside the rest of the workers.

We are now seeking a qualified and enthusiastic social worker, committed to adoption and achieving permanence for children, and who wants to develop skills in adoption support. You will largely be responsible for work in adoption support but with some flexibility around additional tasks.

Having previously worked in either adoption or a similar form of family placement, you will have solid experience of supporting families and individuals post placement/adoption, and will have the communication skills necessary to build good networks with a variety of support services. You will also have good knowledge of child development and an awareness of family dynamics and the impact of cultural, religious and class differences on identity and family life.

To apply, please visit our website at or email: to request an application pack.

Closing date: Tuesday 30 May 2017.

Interview date: Friday 9 June 2017.

Coram is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure. 

Registered Charity No. 312278.

Adoption Support Co-ordinator: Intercountry Adoption

3 days per week

Time Limited One Year Contract to July 18 with possible extension

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an innovative new project at IAC- The Centre for Adoption.

Under the Department for Education Regional Adoption Agencies Programme IAC has been awarded a grant to develop and deliver a national framework for intercountry adoption across England through the formation of an intercountry adoption regional adoption agency in collaboration with Voluntary Adoption Agencies across England with experience in and interest of intercountry adoption.

As part of the development IAC, as the lead agency, is seeking to appoint an Adoption Support Co-ordinator. This is a key role with the ICA RAA whose aim will be to work closely with the lead agency and with other adoption support providers to scope and develop support services across England for intercountry adoptive families and children.

The role is part time, 3 days per week, and will be based in Barnet, North London, but with travel around England anticipated. Initially this is a time-limited contract to summer 2018 but with the possibility of an extension. The ideal candidate for the role would:

  • Have a minimum of 3 year’s senior practitioner experience within their organisation;
  • Have experience of working in the field of adoption support and of intercountry adoption;
  • Have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and experience of developing training programmes;
  • Want to work as part of a team in an innovative and creative way;
  • Be committed to developing high standards of practice for children and families.

Salary range: £35,000 pro rata

Closing date: Friday 9th June 2017 5.00 p.m.

Interview date: Thursday 15th June 2017

For further information and an informal discussion please contact Jan Way, Development Manager.




Part-time 30 hrs per week, based at our North Devon Office

Salary Scale NJC 30 – 39 (£26,556 – £34,196 fte), based on experience

We are seeking to appoint a creative, committed and experienced adoption social worker. The post will focus on the recruitment, assessment and preparation of adoptive parents, placing children and providing high quality support after placement.

You will need to be able to work to clear timescales, have good communication skills, be diplomatic, empathetic and show sensitivity in all aspects of the role. Post qualifying experience is essential.

In return you will be working for an established Voluntary Adoption Agency with high standards and a competitive edge. You will have an opportunity to work in a specialised area of social work and the rewards will include a flexible work life, high quality support and supervision and a commitment to making a positive difference to children’s lives.

Families for Children is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Full information for this post, including an application form, can be found on our website,

For an informal discussion please phone Jim Fitton, Practice Manager (North Devon) on 01271 612004 or Jakki Parsons, Deputy CEO on 01364 645480

Closing Date: Monday 5th June, noon

Interview date: Tuesday 13th June

Interviews will be held at our North Devon office


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