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Assistant Team Manager - Permanence Support Team Adopt TV Regional Adoption Agency - OCC7339

Job Details:


Adopt Thames Valley (hosted by Oxfordshire County Council)


Salary Range

£40,858 - £43,757 pro-rata, per annum


Work Base




18.5 per week


Contract Type



This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the continued development of this Regional Adoption Agency.  Adopt Thames Valley (ATV) launched in December 2017 and we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Assistant Team Manager to join our specialist team providing post-order support to adopters, special guardians and their children, adults affected by adoption, and to birth families.


You will be joining a supportive team of aspirational, creative and committed social workers.  The team works on 'the front line' undertaking short-term crisis work and working with placements at risk of disruption.  They also undertake longer-term work with a strong preventative and therapeutic focus: group work; training; direct work with children and families and providing therapeutic interventions. 

The team includes the ATV Letterbox Services, Birth Relative Support Services and services for Adults Affected by Adoption. 

Are you a passionate, qualified social worker with experience of working with children and families in a statutory setting?  Are you interested in different ways of working in this field?  Would you like to be involved in developing this growing service and supporting other committed and skilled social workers within the service?  This post would ideally suit someone wishing to extend their existing skills and knowledge in supporting families and wishing to be part of the strong and committed management team driving a new service forward. 

ATV has been formed by Bracknell, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham, Reading, Swindon and Oxfordshire.  It is hosted by Oxfordshire County Council with offices in Oxford, Woodley (Berks) and Swindon. This role would be based at the Swindon office but some travel to the other offices would be expected.

Job Description:

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Vetting Requirements:

This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check

Please note that under Safer Recruitment guidlines, references will be requested prior to interview for shortlisted candidates

Contact details for an informal discussion:

Sam Viner, Team Manager on 01865 323053 or or;

Kate Elliott, Team Manager on 01865 810202 or


Closing date: Thursday 28th February 2019 (midnight)

Interview date: Thursday 7th March 2019


Our Organisation 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.

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 

All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to part time working and job share arrangements.

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