Adoption West is a Regional Adoption Agency and registered Voluntary Adoption Agency commissioned by Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Councils.  Adoption West provides a range of adoption services including: –

  • The recruitment and assessment of prospective adopters.
  • Family finding services for children requiring permanency via adoption. 
  • Post adoption support services.
  • Services to birth family and adopted adults. 

This is an exciting time to join Adoption West as we build on the solid foundations already in place and our ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted. 

This role is in our Recruitment & Assessment Team.
Main Duties:

  • Recruiting, preparing and assessing prospective adopters.
  • Linking and matching approved adopters with children.
  • Supporting prospective adopters following the placement of children & up until the point an Adoption Order is granted. 
  • Preparing reports for adoption panel and court.
  • Assessing and supporting Early Permanence carers.
  • Providing duty support across the region.
  • Assessing non-agency adopters (previously stepparent approvals).

Salary: £37,336 – £39,186 pro rata

Location: Flexible. An office base in one of the offices within the Adoption West region (Bristol, Gloucester or Trowbridge) and working from home. We particularly welcome applicants from Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

This is a limited term contract (6-12months)

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