Work For Us

CCS Adoption values itself as being an inclusive employer, committed to developing a diverse workforce and looking for people who can demonstrate dedication to our cause and core organisational values. As an equal opportunities employer, CCS is keen to receive applications from individuals representing all demographics of society and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from an ethnic minority & LGBTQIA+ communities.

You can find the full CCS Equal Opportunities policy here.

The CCS Safe and Fair Recruitment privacy policy can be found here.

We provide a range of generous staff benefits: 25 annual leave days (On a Full-Time basis), statutory bank holidays plus an additional 2 days over Easter, an additional day in May and the office is closed between Christmas and New Year. As an employer we take the well-being of our staff seriously, we also provide access to the Cycle to Work, Eye care schemes and an Employee Assistance Programme.

 

Opportunities to work at CCS

Trustee

(volunteer, unpaid role, reasonable expenses paid)

We are looking to recruit 2 new trustees, to join our Board, with a commitment to CCS and its mission, and a willingness to put time and energy into the trustee role. Do you want to ensure there is ongoing, specialist support for children and families for as long as they need it? If so, this fantastic opportunity could be for you.

We are particularly interested to hear from you if you are an adult adoptee who would be willing to bring your lived experience to this role. Or you may be an adopter who wants to bring their skills and experience. We are also looking for individuals with expertise in the fields of Fundraising /Marketing and Health and Social Care.

Ideally, but not essential, it would be helpful to have experience working in the voluntary sector. Whether you are an experienced Trustee or want to take the first step at the Board level, if you share our ethos, we’d like to hear from you. We are specifically looking to increase the diversity of our trustee board.

For more information please download the Trustee Recruitment Pack-2024 and Role Description.

If you would like to apply, please complete an Application form and send it, along with your CV to stacey.thompson@ccsadoption.org.

All Trustees with CCS Adoption are required to complete a DBS (and other checks) prior to their appointment.

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CCS Adoption Panel Member

(volunteer, unpaid role, reasonable expenses paid)

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and families? Are you a qualified social worker with at least 3 years of post-qualification experience with children? seeking a fulfilling opportunity to contribute to the adoption process?

CCS Adoption is seeking registered social work professionals to join the adoption panel. This voluntary role will play an important part in providing quality assurance and objectivity to the decision-making process for approving adopters and agreeing on proposed matches between children and adopters.

CCS Adoption panels take place every 4-6 weeks (on a Tuesday) and are a mixture of in-person and remote. In addition, Panel Members should be available to attend 1-2 days of training per year. Travel expenses will be paid. 

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact stacey.thompson@ccsadoption.org and request a call back from Charlie Delahunty (Head of Adoption).

For a full role description please download the details here Panel Members Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply please complete a panel application form, available here Application Form – Panel Member and return it to stacey.thompson@ccsadoption.org.

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Associate Therapists

We are currently interested in hearing from clinicians with training in Theraplay® and experience working with adopted children, families, and trauma in an attachment-based setting. In addition to Theraplay®, we also continue to be interested in hearing specifically from clinicians with knowledge of DDP, NVR and Life Journey work.

Just some of the benefits of being an associate with our team:

  • Finance provision: We arrange ASF applications, negotiate contracts and send out invoices so you don’t have to.
  • Guaranteed fast payment of your invoices
  • A source of ready-to-go referrals
  • Potential use of our therapy and consulting room at our South Bristol office
  • Invitation to our CPD days and training events
  • Invitation to CCS-specific Safeguarding training (every 3yrs)
  • Regular communications with our Post Adoption Support Manager
  • Initial administration assistance to support with an understanding of reporting systems (CHARMS)
  • Proofreading of reports

If you are interested, please send your CV and a cover letter to Stacey Thompson at stacey.thompson@ccsadoption.org.

 

DBS Checks

We require all successful applicants to undertake a satisfactory enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) with barred lists check and all offers are subject to satisfactory checks and references.

CCS Adoption is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults therefore please note our recruitment procedure includes DBS checks.

No agencies, please.

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