Charity registered in Scotland SC012403
Scottish Adoption is an established voluntary sector provider of specialist adoption services. We have built our reputation on the delivery of high quality and innovative services based on best practise.
At Scottish Adoption we focus exclusively on delivering high quality, innovative services to all affected by adoption in Scotland and further afield. We are driven by the key principle that all children should be supported to grow up in safe, loving, caring and nurturing families and that everyone affected by adoption should be able to access a comprehensive and holistic range of adoption support services. Our services are driven by our belief in working in partnership, valuing diversity and treating individuals with respect.
We work with every aspect of the adoption triangle - adopted children, adopted families and birth families - and tailor services to meet individual need.
Scottish Adoption delivers high quality placement and adoption support services. The bulk of our services are delivered across Edinburgh and the Lothians, although we work with Local Authorities from across Scotland and other parts of the UK. We are an ambitious organisation with strong governance. In recent years we have undertaken a journey of incremental growth, combined with launching a number of adoption support initiatives including our sector leading Adoption Therapy Centre for Children.
Scottish Adoption is seeking a new Chief Executive who will be responsible for providing leadership, developing, and implementing Scottish Adoption's strategic and operational plans, partnership and being an effective advocate for the charity and the families it serves. You will lead and work with a team of 30 permanent staff and a pool of freelance staff. They will be responsible for ensuring financial control as well as supporting and advising on service delivery and maintaining good governance across all aspects of Scottish Adoption.
To be considered for the role you must meet the following criteria:
- Recognised social work qualification and registered with (or eligible to register with) the Scottish Social Services Council.
- Evidence of continuous professional development relevant to the role.
- Experience of leading people successfully through progressive development, innovation, and projects to deliver strategic development plans.
- Recognised as a highly professional and effective partner and communicator.
- Experience and proven success in leading a teams or significant projects/programmes which include budgets, people, and stakeholders.
- In depth knowledge and experience of managing Adoption and Fostering services.
For a confidential discussion contact Debbie Shields on 0141 212 7555.
Scottish Adoption is an established voluntary sector provider of specialist adoption services. We have built our reputation on the delivery of high quality and innovative services based on best practice.
We are looking for an experienced Social Worker with a current knowledge and understanding of attachment, developmental trauma and loss, lifestory work and therapeutic parenting who would like to specialise in supporting children, young people and parents, as part of our adoption support work.
We will provide a generous package of staff benefits including a Pension Scheme with Lothian Pension Fund, a Flexible Working Scheme and high-quality supervision, support and an individual training budget as well as organisational training opportunities.