Hours: Part-time multiple vacancies from 6 hours to 21 hours
Salary: £10/hr
Location: Home working, supporting families across Wales

Adoption UK is the leading charity providing support, community and advocacy for all those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents. We connect adoptive families, provide information and signposting on a range of adoption-related issues and campaign for improvements to adoption policy and legislation at the highest levels. With over 8,000 members, we provide a strong, supportive community and are the largest voice of adopters in the UK.

Our Parent Partner Service has grown in Wales and therefore we are looking for additional Parent Partners to provide direct peer support to adopters (including face to face, telephone and video conferencing), working closely with other stakeholders and Adoption UK staff to help adoptive families access support services in line with their TESSA Support Plan.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has personal experience of adoption as an adoptive parent with knowledge of adoption issues and safeguarding. You need to be committed, flexible and be able to work on your own initiative.  Some of the main responsibilities of the role is:

  • Provide peer support to adopters, including acting as the named first line of support, assisting them to access TESSA and other services as directed and supporting families in their application of learning.
  • To communicate effectively and sensitively with families being supported, wherever they are in the adoption process.
  • Develop a knowledge of support services available to families from Adoption UK and other organisations, as well as current policy and practice, and impart that information to the families on how best to access these services.
  • Work collaboratively with the TESSA Clinical Psychologist, TESSA Coordinator, therapists and trainers as required to help Adoption UK ensure families receive services in line with their support plan. Working on behalf of families where necessary and, in cases where families may be struggling, to escalate concerns to senior staff as indicated and required.
  • Contribute to and maintain accurate records for those using the service, on Adoption UK systems and ensuring compliance with both GDPR and Adoption Support Agency regulatory requirements.

We offer flexible working, generous annual leave and other great benefits. In order to be considered for this role you are required to complete an application form.

Adoption UK is required to comply with a pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees. Prospective employees of Adoption UK are to meet the following requirements;

  • Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation
  • Complete a satisfactory 7-year employment/education history check
  • Complete a satisfactory DBS check


For further information on the role please contact Mandy Rowsell on 02920 230319

Closing date: 24th July 2020

Interviews via video conferencing expected to be on or around mid August.

We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

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

Candidate Pack

Candidate Pack - Cymraeg

Download the application forms below:

Employment application form

Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form