Tel: 0115 955 8811


Faith in Families is a registered children’s charity and voluntary adoption agency providing a comprehensive range of services to children and families throughout the East Midlands and beyond. The Agency is well known for its comprehensive adoption support service which provides support to approved families as well as providing access to information and intermediary services to people involved in adoptions through the Agency historically.

We have a reputation for excellence having been repeatedly rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for our high quality adoption and adoption support work. We have a highly dedicated and skilled team to which we want to recruit exceptional candidates with significant skills, energy and enthusiasm, to carry on that work to ensure that every child has the right to grow up as part of a loving and nurturing family.

Adoption Manager (Full time)

Salary Range  (£40,217 – £42,957pa depending on experience)

We are seeking an exceptional Adoption Manager to lead, manage and supervise an experienced team of social workers who provide a comprehensive ‘Outstanding’ adoption service.

The Adoption Manager will be the registered manager for Ofsted purposes and will share the responsibility with the Agency’s Adoption Support Manager for ensuring that high standards of work are reviewed and improved, and that the Agency maintains its national reputation as a provider of adoption services of excellence. This will be done alongside strategic development of the services, and compliance to reporting to external bodies and the Senior Leadership Team.  As you will be responsible for the strategic and operational management of our adoption services, you will have direct practice experience in this or a related area of work.

Closing date:  Monday 26th September 2016 by 9.00 am.

Interviews:  Monday 3rd October 2016

The Agency is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

For an Information Pack & Application form (which must be completed) please click below:

Adoption Manager Information Pack

Application form

Completed applications can be returned to or posted to the Chief Executive Officer 7 Colwick Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 5FR.

If you would like an informal discussion about the position, telephone Lynda Fletcher, DCEO & Head of Professional Services on 0115 955 8811.The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and reference verifications.


Clinical Lead (3 days)

Post-adoption Support East Midlands

Salary: Circa £47k pro rata depending on experience

Contract: 1 year fixed term (with opportunity for extension)

Based: Coram East Midlands office, Shepshed nr Loughborough and

Faith in Families, Nottingham

Coram is the country’s oldest charity established in 1739. It has a long tradition of developing innovative services to benefit children who cannot live at home. Amongst the range of services offered are therapeutic based approaches to address the needs of vulnerable children including those in the process of or already adopted. Services are delivered to multiple local authorities and learning from promising practice is at the heart of what we do.

Faith in Families was established in 1948 and is well known for its comprehensive adoption support service.  The agency has a reputation for excellence having been repeatedly rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for our adoption and adoption support work. The highly dedicated and skilled team provide a range of therapeutic services including, theraplay, DDP, Play therapy, parenting workshops and therapeutic life story work.

The post holder will develop and manage a multidisciplinary hub for post-adoption support  for families and children living within the East Midlands Region, and based across two sites:  two days pw at Coram’s East Midlands office in Shepshed, and one day pw at Faith in Families’ office in Nottingham. Both agencies deliver a range of direct work to adopted children, young people and their families and there will be the opportunity for clinical work to be developed alongside supervision and consultation. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an enterprising and experienced clinician to develop a multi-disciplinary service for group, family and individual interventions and to provide consultation, training and supervision to therapists and social workers.

To find out more about the role and apply please visit our website

Closing Date: 9am, Friday 7th October, 2016

Interview date: Tuesday 18th October,  2016

Venue:  Coram East Midlands Adoption, Shepshed, nr Loughborough

Coram is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure. 

Registered Charity No. 312278.


Safeguarding Policy Statement - Faith in Families is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This means that we take all concerns about the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously. This applies to all children, young people and vulnerable adults, not just those we come into contact with through our work. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment and comply with relevant policies.

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