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Assistant Team Manager, Permanence Support

Bracknell Forest Council
£40,858 - £43,757
Various locations in the community - see advert
Working Pattern:
Part Time
18.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
28/02/2019 at 23:55 PM
Bracknell Forest Council

Assistant Team Manager Permanence Support Team Adopt Thames Valley Regional Adoption Agency OCC


Adopt Thames Valley (hosted by Oxfordshire County Council)

Salary Range  

£40,858 - £43,757 pro rata per annum

Work base  


18.5 hours 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.

Criminal records check  

This post is subject to a criminal records check.

Additional information on the application process  

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. 

For an informal discussion and/or a full job description please contact

Sam Viner, Team Manager on 01865 323053 or Samantha.viner@oxfordshire.gov.uk or Kate Elliott, Team Manager on 01865 810202 or Katherine.Elliott@oxfordshire.gov.uk


Closing date:   Thursday 28th February 2019 (midnight)

Interview Date: Thursday 7th March 2019



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