How you'll make a difference

Salary: K26 £33,486 - £35,336
Date Closes: 12/12/2022
Ref Number: AW00047
Working Pattern:    Permanent Part Time
Location: Various

Permanent Part time Position in the Gloucester Hub

Salary Grade K26 £33,486 - £35,335 per annum (pro-rata)

Adoption West became a Regional Adoption Agency and VAA on 1st March 2019 and is commissioned to provide adoption services for six local authorities: Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Councils. Adoption West operates from 3 hubs across the region based in Bristol, Gloucester and Trowbridge. Each Adoption Hub undertakes all aspects of adoption, recruitment, assessment, family finding and the coordination of adoption support services. 

This is an exciting time to join Adoption West, following out first Ofsted inspection and being judged as Good. Adoption Support is a developing area of our service and our teams are passionate about the work they do with families.

What we need from you

  •  A Social Work Qualification (degree or equivalent) and current registration with Social Work England
  • Experience of working as a Social Worker or having had a student social work placement with children and families
  • An understanding of early life experiences such as trauma or abuse and the impact they can have on children and young people throughout their lives
  • The ability to analyse complex information to make recommendations and informed decisions
  • The ability to work both as part of a team, sharing knowledge and managing cases
  • The ability to use your own initiative and work independently
  • Experience of managing your own caseload and working to deadlines


Adoption West will ensure you are supported in your role through supervision and training. You will be part of the development of a developing service which will drive forward high standards and aim for excellence in the practice of adoption.

Adoption West is a learning organisation and are committed to enabling the post holder to grow and develop in the role. 

If you have the experience, skills, knowledge and enthusiasm we are seeking and are looking for a new challenge then we look forward to hearing from you.

To apply - Jobs at Wiltshire

For further information and informal discussion please contact: -

Jane Priborsky Team Manager Tel: 07701363574 or email

Nicola Mackenzie Smaller Deputy Team Manager Tel: Mobile 07701 363578 or email

Closing date for applications: 12th December 2022

Interview date: Monday 19th December 2022

Membership of a professional body or association. The job holder is responsible for payment of all professional fees, memberships, registrations or subscriptions and no reimbursement or contribution towards these will be provided by Adoption West

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and will require an Enhanced DBS check before appointment can be confirmed.

Confidentiality: Employees are expected to maintain the required level of confidentiality at all times in relation to their work.

Adoption West Behaviour Principals

All candidates applying for Adoption West roles are assessed against the Behaviour Principals and Values (available below) during the interviewing process. Approximately half of all questions relate to the principals.

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