Service Director

West Bromwich, West Midlands
15 Feb 2018
15 Mar 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

adoption@heart will launch in July 2018 as the new local adoption agency in the heart of England.

This will see several Local Authorities - Dudley MBC, Sandwell MBC, Walsall MBC & City of Wolverhampton Council - join together in partnership with voluntary adoption agencies to create one Regional Adoption Agency. Our aim is to enable all children with an adoption plan to find a loving, stable home, as quickly as possible, and to support adopters throughout their journey.

Service Director
West Bromwich, West Midlands

The design of a brand new service provides us with the opportunity to develop a whole new approach to adoption – building on best practice from each partner’s adoption service to provide even better outcomes for children and adopters from this region.

As our Service Director, you will build and lead an outstanding, high performing new entity that will transform adoption and deliver better outcomes for adopted children, adopters, birth parents and adult adoptees.  You will develop adoption@heart’s strategic plan and provide inspirational leadership to staff, children and adopters as well as our many other stakeholders and partners.

We are looking for an entrepreneurial leader with a proven track record in children’s placements who can combine excellent strategic and operational oversight with an ability to navigate a complex set of stakeholders.  With proven change management experience, your leadership will ensure adoption@heart is an efficient organisation that attracts, retains and develops the people it needs to succeed.

Critical to your success will be a genuine empathy with the needs of vulnerable children and a commitment to creating an organisation that aims to be a leader in its field.

To learn more about this unique opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please read the detailed appointment brief on the Prospectus website which can be reached by clicking on the apply button.

Closing date: 15th March

If you wish to have an informal discussion about the opportunity, please contact our retained advisors Linda Griffiths or Rihana Osman at Prospectus on 020 7691 1920, or e-mail or


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