Team Manager – TalkAdoption Wales

Location: Team Manager
Contract Type: Permernant
Hours: 29 hours per week
Salary: £33,069- £36,513 (Point 49-54) pro Rata plus matched Employers Contribution to Group Pension Scheme (maximum of 6%)
Closing Date: January 21, 2018 12:00 am

After Adoption provides lifelong support to anyone affected by adoption, delivering high quality services to the people who need them. Our reputation is built on over 25 years’ experience and we make a real difference to the lives of many. Our innovative and award-winning services include:

  • TalkAdoption, for adopted young people to enable them to share experiences and be supported. This also includes a therapeutic residential short break offer.
  • Families that Last, our family finding service for the children who wait longest in the care.
  • Therapeutic Adoption Support Services, including SafeBase, our therapeutic parenting programme developed to equip parents with the skills and techniques to parent children who have been adopted from care.
  • Birth Ties, which provides advice, support and counselling to birth family members.
  • ReUnite, a service to help people reconnect with family members separated by adoption.


After Adoption is an inspirationally-led and people-centred organisation with Investors in People (IIP) Gold Award. We are:

  • Passionate about making a difference and changing lives
  • Creative in our approach
  • Vibrant, dynamic and innovative
  • Always trying to do things better
  • Honest and open

We nurture talent, celebrate and reward success and value diversity


The Role

This is a very exciting role in a quickly expanding part of our business. You will work with the National Manager of our TalkAdoption services in the development of services into Wales supporting the ongoing development of TalkAdoption and the voice of the young person throughout the service and in line with strategic and operational delivery needs.

You will also be responsible for co-ordinating and delivering our very successful therapeutic camps, short breaks and workshops for adopted children and young people. You will also be supporting staff in organising the work of the various teams and act as deputy to our National Manager.

The successful candidate will be CQSW, Dip SW qualified or equivalent and registered with the relevant professional body. You will also have experience of working with children and families, teams and supervising staff or students.

Knowledge of the Adoption and Children Acts are essential with a sound understanding of how adoption affects all parties. A good understanding of child development and attachment theory with an awareness of issues that arise in post adoption work is also crucial in this role.

If you are passionate about helping others and making a difference, and want to play a role in driving forward the work of After Adoption, then get in touch. In return you can expect:

  • Matched employers contribution to a group pension scheme (to a maximum of 6%)
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Your achievements to be acknowledged through our Reward and Recognition Scheme
  • Family friendly policies and flexible working via credit time

Applicants will be subject to verification and vetting checks related to child protection and safeguarding matters. These include references covering a five-year period, medical fitness checks, qualification status/registration, identity checks and Enhanced DBS checks as laid down by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date for applications: Midnight 21 January 2018

Panel interviews: Week commencing 29 January 2018

After Adoption reserves the right to close adverts early for particular reasons. Adverts will therefore close at midnight, either on the advertised closing date, or the day the decision has been taken to remove the advert early. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit applications at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

The organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

After Adoption a registered charity number 1000888 is an equal opportunities employer

ActionLine: 0800 0 568 578
Family Finding and Adoption Support