Scottish Adoption & Fostering
Scottish Adoption & Fostering

Charity registered in Scotland SC012403

Scottish Adoption and Fostering is an established voluntary sector provider of specialist adoption services. We have built our reputation on the delivery of high quality and innovative services based on best practise. Building on our skills and knowledge in the area of adoption we are developing a mainstream fostering service to increase our reach and to respond to the needs of children who are unable to live with their birth families. At Scottish Adoption and Fostering we focus exclusively on delivering high quality, innovative services and are driven by the key principle that all children should be supported to grow up in safe, loving, caring and nurturing families. We are committed to providing a comprehensive and holistic range of support services to our fostering and adoptive families. Our services are driven by our belief in working in partnership, valuing diversity and treating individuals with respect. We work with a wide spectrum of people including fostered and adopted children, adoptive and fostering families and birth families - and tailor services to meet individual need.

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Children’s Worker and Participation Officer

  • Part time
  • £37,396 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh with hybrid working
  • Closing 10th December 2023

Scottish Adoption and Fostering provides sector leading services to children and young people. We are looking for a passionate, committed, and experienced Children’s Worker and Participation Officer to join our Support Services.

The postholder will work alongside our children and young people to devise and implement planned programmes of work which support their understanding of their life experiences; enhance their identity and self-esteem and promote healthy emotional development.

The postholder will work with the Practice Manager for Adoption and Fostering Support to ensure the voice of lived experience shapes service design and delivery and to embed children’s rights at the heart of all we do.

This is an exciting time to be joining the Agency as we develop our mainstream fostering service building on our existing knowledge and expertise in the area of adoption

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Children & Families Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £29,325 pro-rata
  • Leith
  • Closing 25th September 2022

Scottish Adoption is an established voluntary sector provider of specialist adoption services. We have built our reputation on the delivery of high quality and innovative services based on best practice.

We are looking for an experienced Support Worker with an understanding of attachment and developmental trauma and loss, who would like to specialise in work with children, young people and parents, as part of our support team.

We will provide a generous package of staff benefits including a Pension Scheme with Lothian Pension Fund, a Flexible Working Scheme and high-quality supervision, support and an individual training budget as well as organisational training opportunities.

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Family Placement Administrator (Maternity Cover – 12 months)

  • Full time
  • £23,391
  • Edinburgh (Leith) office (hybrid with one - two days per week in office required)
  • Closing 29th June 2022

Scottish Adoption is an established voluntary sector provider of specialist adoption services. We have built our reputation on the delivery of high quality and innovative services based on best practice.

We are looking for an experienced Administrator to provide a comprehensive range of administrative support to the Practice Manager and staff in the Family Placement Team. This is a varied and interesting role working with prospective adoptive families throughout their adoption journey.

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Senior Practitioner (Adoption Support)

  • Part time
  • £22,331 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th February 2022

Scottish Adoption is an established voluntary sector provider of specialist adoption services. We have built our reputation on the delivery of high quality and innovative services based on best practice.

We are looking for an experienced Social Worker with a current knowledge and understanding of attachment, developmental trauma and loss, lifestory work and therapeutic parenting who would like to specialise in supporting children, young people and parents, as part of our adoption support work.

We will provide a generous package of staff benefits including a Pension Scheme with Lothian Pension Fund, a Flexible Working Scheme and high-quality supervision, support and an individual training budget as well as organisational training opportunities.

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Freelance Therapists

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th January 2022

Scottish Adoption is an established voluntary sector provider of specialist adoption services. We have built our reputation on the delivery of high quality and innovative services based on best practice.

As part of the expansion of our Adoption Therapy Centre we are looking to recruit further freelance therapists to join our team. We are open to considering a range of accredited therapists - art, music, drama, filial, Lego, play, certified Theraplay, Buss registered) to join our team. If you are an experienced therapist with skills in working with children individually and in groups, we’d like to hear from you.

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Board Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th November 2021

Scottish Adoption delivers high quality placement and adoption support services. The bulk of our services are delivered across Edinburgh and the Lothians, although we work with Local Authorities from across Scotland and other parts of the UK. We are an ambitious organisation with strong governance. In recent years we have undertaken a journey of incremental growth, combined with launching a number of adoption support initiatives including our sector leading Adoption Therapy Centre for Children.

Scottish Adoption now has a number of vacancies on our Board and we would love to hear from individuals with leadership expertise, experience and skills in the following areas:

· Social Work

· Fundraising and income generation

· Communications and Marketing

· Ability to offer strategic decision and guidance

In addition to the general duties of all trustees, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice and guidance requested by the board on new initiatives or other issues relevant to the area of the organisation's work in which the trustee has special expertise.

The main Board meets four times a year and members may be asked to support our sub groups as required. The initial appointment is for a 3 year term with the opportunity for reappointment.

The role is a voluntary one but reasonable expenses can be paid.

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Freelance Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Anywhere in Scotland
  • Closing 12th November 2021

Scottish Adoption delivers high quality, innovative services to everyone affected by adoption. Every year we place up to 50 children who can no longer live with their birth families with adoptive parents living within an hour’s drive from Edinburgh. These are some of society’s most vulnerable children who may have seen unthinkable things in their early years through abuse and neglect. Following placement, we provide post adoption support to strengthen these new family units, support parents and help the children to heal from their traumatic early experiences.

Scottish Adoption is looking to recruit a freelance fundraiser to build upon existing relationships with trusts and foundations and seek out new funding opportunities. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of fundraising, ideally from a range of sources and particularly from trusts and foundations. They will have knowledge of the fundraising landscape and good research skills. An ability to share the stories of everyone affected by adoption in a way that moves people and gets across the value of the work we do is also essential. The candidate will also have strong interpersonal skills, be self-motivated and able to work independently.

A Job Description is available for download below.

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Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £60,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th November 2021

Scottish Adoption delivers high quality placement and adoption support services. The bulk of our services are delivered across Edinburgh and the Lothians, although we work with Local Authorities from across Scotland and other parts of the UK. We are an ambitious organisation with strong governance. In recent years we have undertaken a journey of incremental growth, combined with launching a number of adoption support initiatives including our sector leading Adoption Therapy Centre for Children.

Scottish Adoption is seeking a new Chief Executive who will be responsible for providing leadership, developing, and implementing Scottish Adoption's strategic and operational plans, partnership and being an effective advocate for the charity and the families it serves. You will lead and work with a team of 30 permanent staff and a pool of freelance staff. They will be responsible for ensuring financial control as well as supporting and advising on service delivery and maintaining good governance across all aspects of Scottish Adoption.

To be considered for the role you must meet the following criteria:

- Recognised social work qualification and registered with (or eligible to register with) the Scottish Social Services Council.

- Evidence of continuous professional development relevant to the role.

- Experience of leading people successfully through progressive development, innovation, and projects to deliver strategic development plans.

- Recognised as a highly professional and effective partner and communicator.

- Experience and proven success in leading a teams or significant projects/programmes which include budgets, people, and stakeholders.

- In depth knowledge and experience of managing Adoption and Fostering services.

For a confidential discussion contact Debbie Shields on 0141 212 7555.

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Senior Practitioner (Adoption Support)

  • Part time
  • £37,425 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd July 2021

Scottish Adoption is an established voluntary sector provider of specialist adoption services. We have built our reputation on the delivery of high quality and innovative services based on best practice.

We are looking for an experienced Social Worker with a current knowledge and understanding of attachment, developmental trauma and loss, lifestory work and therapeutic parenting who would like to specialise in supporting children, young people and parents, as part of our adoption support work.

We will provide a generous package of staff benefits including a Pension Scheme with Lothian Pension Fund, a Flexible Working Scheme and high-quality supervision, support and an individual training budget as well as organisational training opportunities.

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