JOB TITLE: Adoption Community Manager (Wales)
RESPONSIBLE TO: Director Wales
HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours a week (job share will be considered)
LOCATION: Hybrid working with some attendance at office bases in Cardiff, Carmarthen or North Wales.
DURATION:SALARY: PermanentGrade 5 (£29,988 - £33,094)

Adoption UK’s vision is for an equal chance of a bright future for every child unable to live with their birth parents.  We are the leading Charity providing connection, support and advocacy for adopted people and adoptive families. With over 6000 members across the UK and over 400 members in Wales we provide a strong, supportive community and are the largest voice of those with lived experience of adoption in the UK.  We work closely with the National Adoption Service in Wales and ensure that the voice of adopted people and their families are central to service planning. This is an exciting role in the Wales team working very closely with the Director for Wales with responsibility for the operational delivery of several programmes of work within the communities and membership areas.

This role is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund


  • Director for Wales
  • Service Manager for Wales
  • Training and Development and Connected Managers
  • Volunteers
  • Administrative Officer and business support staff
  • UK wide fundraising, membership and communications teams


To provide operational lead and oversee delivery of a number of individually funded projects with the objective of creating a strong adoption community for those impacted by adoption in Wales including First 1000 Days (1KD), Adoption Voices.

To lead on the development and implementation of the Adoption UK Community Support programme, primarily through the growth, development and management of a strong community volunteer resource. (we are actively working towards gaining the Investing in Volunteers award in Wales)

To work closely with colleagues across the UK and with partners in the regional and voluntary adoption services in Wales to  support the development and growth of Adoption UK family, passport and adopted people’s memberships.

To work closely with other managers in the Wales team and across the UK to ensure AUK Cymru communicates effectively with the adoption community and stakeholders in the adoption system.


  • To recruit, manage and ensure supervision and support for our community volunteers and ensure that the work is compliant with adoption support legislation.
  • To lead on our application to gain Investing in Volunteers Award for Wales.
  • To inform and contribute to strategy and delivery of external communications with stakeholders in Wales through both Welsh and English. This includes administration of our social media accounts for Wales.
  • To supervise the work of the volunteers based in Wales and the administrative officer for the communities section and ensure that safeguarding guidelines and policies are followed closely.
  • To ensure that all administrative tasks connected with community meetings, events and training courses are completed effectively.
  • To work closely with the other section managers in the Wales team to contribute to strategic planning and the effective delivery of plans across Wales.
  • To grow the membership of AUK in Wales (both family, passport and adopted persons)
  • To work closely with the Director to ensure the effective delivery of individually funded projects including 1KD, Adoption Voices and Community network and meet the key performance indicators set for each project.
  • To regularly review and update the content on the Wales section of the website.

We offer flexible working, generous annual leave and other great benefits.

Adoption UK is required to comply with a pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees. You must be able to meet the following requirements;

  • Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation
  • Complete a satisfactory employment/education history check
  • Complete a satisfactory enhanced DBS check

For more information on the role please download the candidate pack below:

Candidate Pack (Cymraeg)

Role Description and Person Specification (Cymraeg)

Candidate Pack (English)

Role Description and Person Specification (English)

Closing date: 09 May 2023.
Interviews: via video conferencing scheduled for 19 May 2023.

To apply please complete the application form and upload via our recruitment site: SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION HERE

Employee application form

Employee Application form (Cymraeg)

Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form

Applications are to be emailed to [email protected]
For further information on the role please contact Ann Bell via email [email protected]

We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date.