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Family Care is a children’s’ charity and a registered voluntary adoption agency with a 130 year heritage in serving children and their families in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Family Care offer services primarily in the areas of adoption, bereavement and domestic abuse.


Publicity and Family Recruitment Coordinator

We are seeking to appoint a part-time Publicity and Family Recruitment Coordinator.

You will actively seek out, create and develop opportunities to effectively promote the work of Family Care across its range of services. A key part of the role is to effectively promote our ongoing need to recruit new adoptive parents.

With excellent communication skills you will be confident in engaging with the media and a diverse range of audiences. Your role will include the coordination of information events, the production of promotional materials and the updating of our website and social media. You will need to work flexibly and creatively with limited resources.

You will be joining a skilled and friendly team and must be willing to undertake some weekend and evening work. You will make a long term difference to children and families in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and surrounding areas.

In return, we will offer you regular supervision, encouragement in your personal development and enrolment in Nottinghamshire County Council Pension Scheme.

Closing date: Friday 3rd November 2017 at 4.30pm.

Family Care is committed to the promotion of Equal Opportunities in its recruitment, employment and service delivery practices.

Panel Members

Recruitment for new members of our Adoption Panel is ongoing. As a Panel Member, you will contribute to making the decision as to whether prospective adopters will be approved as adopters. You will need to have good communication skills, the ability to read and interpret formal documents (the Prospective Adopters Report) and have a thorough understanding of adoption and the issues surrounding it.

It is important that Panel Members are people with personal experience of adoption. You could be an adopter, an adopted adult, a birth parent or a professional who has worked with looked after children. We look to create a diverse Panel and encourage adults of all ages, ethnicities, lifestyles and experiences to apply.

This is a voluntary role. Panel sits monthly for approximately half a day but members do not need to attend all twelve meetings. The number of meetings applicants can commit to will be discussed at the recruitment stage, which will include an interview, request for references and DBS check. Training and an induction programme will be given to all new Panel Members.

If you are interested in becoming a Panel Member or would like to find out more, contact Helen Standley (Panel Advisor) at