“While I was working in a local authority I was aware of PACT and their good reputation and so I often visited the website looking for opportunities.  I was really pleased when I saw an advert for a new family finding scheme and so I applied and was successfully appointed.  It has been great working for an organisation where adoption is the focus in all we do and knowing that we can offer our families the most comprehensive and worthwhile support.  As a staff member PACT is also innovative and allows for lots of different opportunities for its staff and I have had the chance to work in many different roles.” Mandy, PACT Adoption Team Manager

PACT is proud to have received an outstanding rating with Ofsted for the last two inspections and we’re going for the hat-trick! In order to do this we need your passion, commitment to supporting families and drive for excellence to continue to develop our service.

We are always looking for good quality social workers/senior social workers to join us in either our London (Pimlico), Reading or Brighton adoption teams, and we would love to hear about your experience working with children and families.  If you have a therapeutic qualification (DDP, Theraplay) then we would be happy to discuss the possibility of working with our award winning therapeutic FACTS service. You will be part of a committed and passionate team focussing on adopter recruitment, preparation and assessment,  placement and post-placement support. You will succeed in this role if you are an experienced children and families social worker, well-organised, supportive and a great team player. 

Besides a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • 27 days annual leave, plus public holidays, plus the opportunity to buy or sell annual leave
  • Competitive salaries
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Regular support and supervision
  • Paid subscriptions to relevant professional bodies e.g. HCPC
  • Flexible working
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Group Life Assurance Scheme
  • Team away days and social events
  • Up-to-date ICT resources
  • A comfortable, modern working environment
  • Interest free, annual season ticket loan
  • Employee Assistance Programme - confidential counselling and information service  

PACT staff also repeatedly cite the culture at PACT as positive and forward focussed, warm, supportive, friendly and professional.    

The salary for social worker is in the range of £28,034 - £34,262 FTE and £32,347 - £39,534 FTE for senior social workers (plus inner London weighting of £3,299 per annum for London based roles). We would be more than happy to discuss hours around our roles. 

If you are interested please find more information about PACT and our vacancies here,  but if you don’t see a vacancy please do feel free to contact the HR team. If you would like to apply to join PACT  please email with your name, address, telephone number, a covering letter and a copy of your most up-to-date CV.  One of our Adoption Team Managers or our Head of Adoption, Lorna Hunt, would also be happy to talk over the roles so please let HR know if you would like to do that.  We look forward to hearing from you.

PACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults therefore please note our recruitment procedure includes DBS checks and overseas checks (where applicable). Please note prospective employees will need to evidence they have the relevant permission to work in the UK.

No agencies please

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