Adoption UK
Adoption UK

Charity registered in Scotland SC037892

Adoption UK is the leading charity providing support, community and advocacy for all those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents. We connect adoptive families, provide information and signposting on a range of adoption-related issues and campaign for improvements to adoption policy and legislation at the highest levels. With over 8,000 members, we provide a strong, supportive community and are the largest voice of adopters in the UK.

Current vacancies

FASD Advisor

  • Part time
  • £24,415 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh Office, (some home working flexibility with agreement)
  • Closing 23rd May 2021

Adoption UK is the leading charity providing support, community, and advocacy for all those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents.

We connect adoptive families, provide information and signposting on a range of adoption-related issues and campaign for improvements to adoption policy and legislation at the highest levels. With over 8,000 members, we provide a strong, supportive community and are the largest voice of adopters in the UK.

We are currently looking for a FASD Advisor to join our FASD Hub team in Scotland.

FASD Hub Scotland provides a tiered support service for all parents and carers (whether adoptive, biological, foster or kinship carers) who live with children and young people who have a history of prenatal alcohol exposure.

We provide information, signposting and advice through a telephone helpline, social media and online resources.

Main duties can include:

  • Answer incoming enquiries to the FASD Hub via telephone helpline, email and online platforms. Along with supporting the core Adoption UK Helpline services.
  • Respond appropriately or refer on incoming enquiries to the TESSA service. Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and tracking of all enquires are maintained using appropriate IT systems.
  • Monitor, respond and moderate the FASD Community Facebook Groups. Along with planning, promoting, and facilitate online live community peer support meetings. Ensuring accurate tracking and recording of meetings are maintained.
  • Provide one to one tailored support, along with specific advice and guidance for caregivers accessing Tier 2 service. Maintaining professional boundaries and records, working within agreed policies and processes of the two-tier service.

Please download the candidate for the full job description and person specification.

The role will be based at our Edinburgh Office with some home working flexibility.

  • Adoption UK positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.
  • Adoption UK is committed to equal opportunities and diversity, and we welcome enquiries from all sections of the community.
  • Adoption UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects everyone working with us to share this commitment.
  • We require all successful applicants to undertake a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) with Barred Lists check and all offers are subject to satisfactory checks and references.
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Community Engagement Lead

  • Part time
  • £26,312 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th May 2021

About us:

Adoption UK is the leading charity providing support, community, and advocacy for all those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents.

We connect adoptive families, provide information and signposting on a range of adoption-related issues and campaign for improvements to adoption policy and legislation at the highest levels. With over 8,000 members, we provide a strong, supportive community and are the largest voice of adopters in the UK.

The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Community Engagement Lead to join our team in Scotland. The purpose of the role Is to support Adoption UK achieve positive change for adoptive families by bringing the voice of care experienced individuals into wider sector representation through engagement plans, youth focus groups and advisory boards.

Who you are:

Ideally you will have a degree or qualification in community work, youth work, social sciences etc, experience in youth/community engagement and a strong understanding of the Scottish care system and The Promise Plan, with ambition to create lasting change.

Responsibilities of the role:

Some of the main duties of the role will Include:

  • Developing policies and processes alongside care experienced individuals that influence wider service provision, and to represent these to the wider sector.
  • Facilitating youth groups and creating and supporting youth advisory boards.
  • Recruit, manage and support sessional youth workers to support youth activities across a variety of mediums
  • Leading on social media plans for youth engagement development

You can download the full candidate pack on our website adoptionuk.org/jobs-page

Location: Edinburgh Office with home working. We are currently all home working due to Covid restrictions

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