Lead Regional Adoption Agency panel advisor

Location Shropshire
Salary £45.70 - £49.00 per hour
Accountable to the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), the Lead Regional Adoption Agency Adviser will be responsible for the delivery, quality assurance and management of Regional Adoption Panels within the region. The post-holder is responsible for leading a cohort of Adoption Panel Advisers and Administrators, coordinating and managing the resources and functions of the region’s Central Permanency Hub, under the direction of the Regional Principal Manager.
The postholder will ensure the appropriate complex legislation, regulations, guidance and procedures are implemented in respect of Adoption Panels through the provision of high-quality professional information, advice and guidance to the Regional Adoption Panels and Agency Decision Makers (ADM).
The Lead Regional Adoption Agency Adviser (along with the Regional Adoption Agency Adviser) will work with specific Local Authorities within the region to quality assure the Child’s Permanence Reports, on behalf of the Agency Decision Maker (ADM), where the Care Plan for the child is Adoption. This includes providing complex high-quality professional advice to the ADM on matters relating to individual cases when required. The Lead Regional Adoption Agency Adviser will primary focus on Adoption Panels and ADM in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin with some involvement in Stoke-on-Trent.