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Agency/Panel Advisor - Adopt South HCC52457

Job Details:


Salary Range: £41,562 - £46,776 per annum
Work Location: Glen House, Swanwick
Hours per week: 37
Contract Type: Permanent 
Closing Date: 24 January 2021
Contact details for an informal discussion: Rachel Reynolds, Head of Adopt South on 01489 587549 


Join our dynamic and innovative Adopt South team and make a positive difference for children and families across the South of Hampshire


As part of your role, you will manage Adopt South’s adoption panels, support Adopt South’s Panel Chairs, Members and Team Managers, and provide professional social work expertise when required.


You will also work together with the Panel Co-ordinator and Panel Administrators to ensure our frontline teams can deliver the very best service and provide young people and children with opportunities to thrive and flourish.


An experienced social worker registered with Social Work England, you will have significant knowledge of adoption services and processes. You will also be an effective communicator with a high standard of interpersonal skills and ability to deal with a wide range of people. It is also important that you demonstrate awareness and understanding of equal opportunities and other people’s physical and social needs.


For further information about the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

About Us:


Adopt South is a regional adoption agency, which launched in April 2019. The agency is formed through the partnership between Hampshire County Council, Isle of Wight Council, Portsmouth City Council and Southampton City Council, with support from voluntary adoption agencies, Adoption UK, Barnardo’s and PACT. Adopt South aims to deliver the best possible outcomes for children and families, placing approximately 120 - 140 children each year, with over 60 panels a year.


Adopt South fulfils all aspects of its statutory duties as a regional adoption agency, to ensure matching is as quick as it can be, to improve the life chances of adopted children and to improve adopter recruitment and adoption support. For further information, please visit our website.


Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check. As such, and as per safer recruitment requirements for Children's Services, please note, we will take up references prior to interview.


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.


We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.



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