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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.

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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.


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Job Title:  Deputy Team Manager

Accountable to:  Head of Adoption

Salary:  Spinal point 36-37 £44,046 – £45,120 (Full-time equivalent)

Hours:  30 hours/week

Contract:  18-month fixed-term contract

Location:  CCS Office Bristol, in accordance with the CCS hybrid working policy

An exciting opportunity for a Deputy Team Manager to join our Social Work service. The post is based in our Bristol office (including working-at-home opportunities through our Hybrid Working Policy) covering Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Bath, Bristol, and Swindon.

The purpose of this new role is to be an integral member of the growing Social Work Service. Managing social workers who work from recruitment through to adoption support, whilst also holding a small caseload. The candidate will ideally have had some experience in supervising staff/students, supporting staff development, and enabling them to achieve the best outcomes for adopted children. The post-holder will be supervised by the Head of Adoption and work closely with the Post Adoption Support Manager. This role is being created to manage the growing staff team and the potential expansion of CCS Adoption Services into new geographical areas.

Opportunity for creativity and innovative practice is encouraged and welcomed.

To apply, please download the Job Description, Person Specification, and complete the Application form. Please return your completed application form along with your CV to 

If you wish to discuss the role further, please contact Stacey Thompson and request a call back from Charlie Delahunty (Head of Adoption) or Emma Simpson (CEO).

Closing date:    12pm on Tuesday 12th March

Shortlist date:   Wednesday 13th March

Interview date:  Tuesday 19th March


CCS Adoption Panel Member 

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 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


Independent Social Worker

Salary: Competitive Rates

Reporting to: Head of Adoption

We are currently looking for independent social workers who are able to work with families who live in Bristol or up to an hour from Bristol. This may include Bristol, Bath, Nort Somerset, Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire.

Work may include adoption assessments (stage 1 + 2 or just stage 2), family finding, making and supporting placements or Intermediary Work with adult adoptees/relatives.

You will need to be Social Work England registered and have at least three years of post-qualifying experience, preferably in adoption or fostering. 

Application: Please complete the Independent Social Worker Application Form and return your completed application form along with your CV to or by post to the address on our “Contact Us” page.

If you wish to discuss the role further please contact and request a call back from Charlie Delahunty (Head of Adoption).


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


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.

The Centre 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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