Job Title:                  Adoption Social Worker  

Salary:                       £31,346 and £34,728 depending on experience

Reporting to:           Practice Manager

Based in:                 Easton, Bristol

Hours and Start date:

POST 1 + 2 - 2 x Maternity posts. Both starting July 2021, 1 year fixed term contract. Either 4 day/week each or 1 FT and 1 x three day/week.

POST 3 - 1 x FT post, part time hours considered. 2 year fixed term contract.

CCS Adoption is a Voluntary Adoption Agency and registered charity. Continuously Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted (for over 10 years), we find permanent, loving homes for children who are waiting to be adopted. We also offer a wide range of post-adoption support services for adoptive families in the region through The Centre for Adoption Support & Education. We are committed to maintaining this high level of performance and developing further the innovative services we provide for children and adoptive families.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 maternity cover posts and a 2-year fixed-term contract as an Adoption Social Worker at CCS. The posts are based in our Bristol office, covering Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Bath, Bristol, Swindon and South Wales.

The post holder will ideally be 3 years qualified Social Worker preferably with adoption experience, who will be undertaking adoption assessment and making and supporting placements as well as contributing to all aspects of the Agency’s adoption service. This will include recruitment activities, family finding, Post adoption Support, assisting on training.

Opportunity for creativity and innovative practice is encouraged and welcomed.

We provide a range of generous staff benefits:

25 annual leave days (On a Full Time basis), statutory bank holidays plus 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.

CCS is an equal opportunities employer and is keen to receive applications from individuals representing all demographics of society and would particularly welcome applications from individuals from BAME & LGBTQIA+ communities.

To apply, please download the Job description, Person Specification, and complete the Application Form from Please return your completed application form along with your CV to [email protected] or by post to the address on our Contact Us page

If you wish to discuss the role further please contact Steve Williamson and request a call back from Andrea Viner, Charlie Delahunty or Emma Simpson.

Closing date:   19th April  

Shortlist date: Tuesday 20th April

Interview date: Thursday 29th and Friday 30th April