COAST TO COAST
REGIONAL ADOPTION AGENCY
Project Development Manager
Appointment subject to pending written confirmation of DfE funding.
Coast to Coast is a Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) partnership of five Voluntary Adoption Agencies (VAA), After Adoption, ARC Adoption, Barnardos NE, Caritas Care and DFW Adoption together with Cumbria County Council, Durham County Council and Together for Children Sunderland.
Coast to Coast will deliver high quality, adoption services across the three local authority areas, improving outcomes for children across the region by identifying best practice and applying this consistently across the region.
Governance of the Coast to Coast Regional Adoption Agency is through the RAA Governance Board which comprises of a senior representative from the consortium of the five Voluntary Adoption Agencies and the three Directors of Children’s Services from Cumbria County Council, Durham County Council and Together for Children Sunderland.
The Regional Adoption Agency Project Development Manager will report to the RAA Governance Board.
The Governance and Project Boards are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced professional to take forward the design and development of the Coast to Coast RAA in preparation for a Go Live date in October 2019.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to work effectively with local authorities, VAAs and multi agency partners and have in previous experience in the design and development of a new service.
Any queries or for a discussion regarding the post please contact Karen Robb, Strategic Manager Looked After Children and Permanence for Durham County Council on 0300 265759 or Ruth McHugh Service Manager Adoption and Fostering for Cumbria County Council on 01228 221801.
Applicants should provide a covering letter/email together with current CV and references to support their application. To be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on 16 February 2018.
Interviews to be held 22 February 2018 at Holiday Inn, Darlington A1 Scotch Corner.