Adoption@Heart Service Head

Adoption@Heart, Wolverhampton
£61,008 - £64,802
10 Oct 2018
18 Oct 2018
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adoption@heart will launch in April 2019 as the new local adoption agency in the heart of England. This will see several Local Authorities - Dudley MBC, Sandwell MBC, Walsall MBC & City of Wolverhampton Council - join together in partnership with voluntary adoption agencies to create one Regional Adoption Agency. Our aim is to enable all children with an adoption plan to find a loving, stable home, as quickly as possible, and to support adopters throughout their journey.

Adoption@Heart Service Head

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

£61,008 to £64,802

The design of a brand new service provides us with the opportunity to develop a whole new approach to adoption – building on best practice from each partner’s adoption service to provide even better outcomes for children and adopters from this region.

As the Adoption@Heart Service Head, you will build and lead an outstanding, high performing service that will transform adoption and deliver better outcomes for adopted children, adopters, birth parents and adult adoptees.  You will develop adoption@heart’s strategic plan and provide inspirational leadership to staff, children and adopters as well as our many other stakeholders and partners.

We are looking for an experienced leader with a proven track record in children’s placements who can combine excellent strategic and operational oversight with an ability to navigate a complex set of stakeholders.  With proven change management experience, your leadership will ensure adoption@heart is an efficient organisation that attracts, retains and develops the people it needs to succeed.

Critical to your success will be a genuine empathy with the needs of vulnerable children and a commitment to creating a service that aims to be a leader in its field.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Alison Hinds (Head of Looked After Children) on 07771836220 or

Closing date – Friday 26 October 2018

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