Location: Manchester (Head Office)
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 21 hours per week
Salary: £15,897 – £20,976 (pro rata) (After Adoption Pay Point 12 to 26)
Closing Date: March 22, 2018 12:00 am
Interview Date: March 29, 2018 10:00 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:

  • 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.
  • BirthTies, which provides advice, support and counselling to birth family members.
  • ReUnite, a service to help people reconnect with family members separated by adoption.
  • TalkAdoption, for adopted young people to enable them to share experiences and be supported. This also includes a therapeutic residential short break offer.

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


The Role

After Adoption is looking for a self-motivated and highly organised individual to join our team based at our Manchester Office. We are seeking someone who is committed to setting high standards and has pride in the delivery of their work. Do you want to contribute to provide services for an outstanding agency?

With GCSEs including English and Maths, you will have previous office experience including using Microsoft packages. You will also have experience in maintaining and developing administrative systems – both electronic and paper filing systems along with good communication skills and the confidence to deal directly with the public.

You will primarily be responsible for:- processing the statutory checks and references for the adoption applications, liaising with Local Authority personnel, statutory and non-statutory organisation, providing administrative support to staff,  organising relevant documentation, raising and processing invoices,  and meticulously recording the details of often highly complex and confidential meetings.

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.

After Adoption 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