SSAFA – Practice Manager – Adoption


£39,000 PER ANNUM

37.5 Hours per week  


Home Based 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full time Adoption Practice to join the Adoption Service at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, supports the person behind the uniform; any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us. Every year, SSAFA helps more than 82,000 people from the Forces family to get back on their feet; those currently serving, reserves, veterans and their families. Support is there for people at any stage in their military career; from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran – no one’s service is ever forgotten. We give hope, help and personal support for as long as it takes to get that person’s life back to where they want it to be.

About the role

The Service is looking for a motivated and experienced social worker to join a supportive and enthusiastic team to offer practice management to the Adoption Service and Team. Working from home and willing to travel extensively within the UK you will work with a wide range of professionals and experienced team in a unique environment.

About the team 

SSAFA Adoption Service is a registered independent adoption agency. We have a small but experienced team whose work includes the recruitment, assessment and approval of prospective adopters and, through collaborative working with local authorities, the placement of children from the Looked After Children system with approved prospective adopters.  We also provide post placement and post adoption support to adoptive families and work closely with adopted adults who wish to access their birth records. 

About you

To carry out this role successfully you will have a track record of:

  • Social Work England Registration or equivalent
  • Post qualifying experience of working with children and families in a statutory setting
  • Experience of supervising/mentoring staff
  • Ability to meet challenging but achievable targets
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to prioritise and organise your own workload.

SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable. 

For further information  

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Jill Farrelly, Head of Adoption Service on 0207 4639  326 or or for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website

Closing date: Midnight on 23 October 2020

Interviews: 10 November 2020

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.

If you wish to apply for any of our vacancies you will be asked to answer some screening questions before completing an application form and uploading your CV.  Personal data to progress your application for employment is covered under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Article 6 Section 1b and Article 9 2b and c. Your details will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party without your permission.  Data on unsuccessful candidates will be retained for one year from the vacancy being filled. If you take up employment with us, your information will be held for the duration of your employment plus six full calendar years. Further details are contained in SSAFA’s Privacy Statement at


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