Careers

Vacancies are advertised below, and we are often looking for great social workers to join our outstanding team - see here for more details.

If you are interested in joining the PACT adoption team as a volunteer we also have volunteer positions available. We are also looking for self-employed contractors.

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). For employment roles PACT will help with the cost of these. Please note prospective contractors will need to evidence they have the relevant permission to work in the UK. PACT is a supportive place to work and our friendly HR team will be available to help you from the first step and through the recruitment process.

How to apply

To apply for any of the roles below please complete an application form and return to PACT_HR@pactcharity.org

For further information about any of the roles below please email PACT_HR@pactcharity.org or telephone 0118 402 1681.

See PACT's Safeguarding policy, Safer Recruitment Policy and Code of Conduct.

No agencies please.  

Thank you for considering PACT as an employer.

Current opportunities

Assistant Management Accountant

Part time, permanent post – 18.5 hours per week 

Based in Reading

Salary in the range £25,773 - £31,499 pro rata per annum (£12,887 - £15,750 per annum actual)

PACT is one of the UK’s leading independent adoption charities, rated Outstanding by Ofsted, placing children with secure and loving families and supporting them with specialist therapeutic support. 

PACT also runs inspirational community projects supporting vulnerable children and adults facing a range of issues including domestic abuse, homelessness and debt. 

The Assistant Management Accountant will assist the Head of Finance with the effective operational control of the charity’s finances.  This is a new role and provides the opportunity for someone to join us at an exciting time of growth and development.

The postholder will be responsible for the day to day control of the charity’s financial processes and for monitoring project budgets, as well as supporting the Head of Finance with monthly payroll and the preparation of monthly and end of year accounts.

We are looking for someone with knowledge of charity and company financial legislation and previous experience in the management and use of computerised accounting systems (Access Dimensions or Sage is preferred), with a recognised accountancy qualification (e.g. fully or part qualified ACCA/CIMA) or significant relevant experience. 

You will be a strong team player and communicator, with the ability to present financial matters to non-financial managers.  Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work to deadlines and demonstrate effective time management is also important. 

Interested? If you would like to join an inspirational organisation where you can make a real difference to children and families, please apply by completing an application form and sending it to PACT_HR@pactcharity.org.

Closing date:     5pm, Wednesday 27th January 2021
Interview date:  Friday 5th February 2021

Please note that we may close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Salary:

£12,887 - £15,750pa

Based:

Reading

Contract:

Part-time

Hours per week:

18.5

Closing date:

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 17:00

Interviews:

Friday, February 5, 2021 - 09:00

Alana House Administrator

Full time, permanent appointment
37 hours per week
Based in Reading

Salary in the range £19,300 - £23,588 per annum

Having regard to the nature and context of the work, there is a genuine occupational requirement permitted under the Equality Act 2010 that this post is only available to women.

PACT currently has two community projects, Alana House women’s community project and Bounce Back 4 Kids. Alana House is a women specific support project supporting vulnerable women with complex needs and those at risk of offending to help them make changes in their lives and Bounce Back 4 Kids is a support programme for children and families affected by domestic abuse.

PACT’s communities work aims to empower beneficiaries to take control of their lives by identifying the underlying issues related to their problems and facilitating a positive plan of approach to address these issues and work towards improving personal circumstances and outcomes.

We are looking for a strong team player to help with providing valuable administrative support to the team and services provided.  The Administrator will process new referrals, input data on the Lamplight database and set up and maintain Excel spreadsheets.  They will maintain the service delivery diary, liaising with the team and external partners as required.

The post holder will also arrange internal and external meetings, coordinate agendas and take minutes.  The role includes some PA support to the Alana House Manager and Head of Communities, and other general office duties such as ensuring the office has resources and stock and reporting any maintenance issues.  

You should have some previous administrative experience, ideally gained in a social care setting, have good IT skills (particularly using databases and Excel), and be able to work both as part of a friendly and busy team and independently.  The Administrator will frequently be the first point of contact for visitors and staff from partner organisations and will answer the phone / door buzzer to service-users, so it is important that you are able to provide an approachable, calm and welcoming response too.

Interested? If you would like to join an inspirational organisation where you can make a real difference to children and families, please apply by completing an application form and sending it to PACT_HR@pactcharity.org .

Closing date:    noon, Wednesday 10th February 2021
Interviews:        Monday 22nd February 2021

Please note that we may close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Salary:

£19,300 - £23,588pa

Based:

Reading

Contract:

Permanent

Hours per week:

37

Closing date:

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 12:00

Interviews:

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 09:00

Database Officer

Part time, permanent position
15 hours per week (over 2 days or 4 half-days)

Based in Reading

Pro rata salary in the range £9,002 - £11,002 pa (Full time equivalent salary range £22,204 – £27,138 pa)

Having regard to the nature and context of the work, there is a genuine occupational requirement permitted under the Equality Act 2010 that this post is only available to women.

PACT currently has two community projects, Alana House Women’s community project and Bounce Back 4 Kids.  Alana House is a women specific support project supporting vulnerable women with complex needs and those at risk of offending to help them make changes in their lives and Bounce Back 4 Kids is a support programme for children and families affected by domestic abuse.

PACT’s communities work aims to empower beneficiaries to take control of their lives by identifying the underlying issues related to their problems and facilitating a positive plan of approach to address these issues and work towards improving personal circumstances and outcomes.

The Database Officer will be responsible for maintaining the Lamplight database and any other information systems used to ensure accurate and relevant information is captured effectively, supporting the Communities Team as required. The postholder will be responsible for inputting, processing and analysing data in Lamplight and Microsoft Excel to produce accurate regular and ad-hoc reports for both Alana House and BB4K, as well as providing data as required for other PACT departments.

We are looking for someone with previous database and/or data capture administration experience in a team setting, with experience in analysing data, interpreting reports and identifying trends.  You will have excellent skills in creating and formulating spreadsheets and a thorough knowledge of Outlook and Word.  Knowledge of the Lamplight database system would be an advantage.

To succeed in this role, you will need to be resourceful and have the ability to work in a team environment and independently when required.  With a keen eye for accuracy and detail you should be well organised, able to cope with pressure at times, and be able to demonstrate empathy with vulnerable people. 

Interested? If you would like to join an inspirational organisation where you can make a real difference to children and families, please apply by completing an application form and sending it to PACT_HR@pactcharity.org.

Closing date:    noon, Wednesday 10th February 2021

Interviews:        Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Please note that we may close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Salary:

£9,002 - £11,002pa

Based:

Reading

Contract:

Part-time

Hours per week:

15

Closing date:

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 12:00

Interviews:

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 09:00

Assistant Team Manager

Full time, permanent appointment

Based in Pimlico, London

Salary in the range £38,685 - £46,549 inclusive of London weighting

Are you driven to deliver the best outcomes for children and families?  Would you like to join an outstanding voluntary adoption agency as an Assistant Team Manager?   

PACT helps hundreds of families every year through outstanding adoption services and award-winning therapeutic support and inspirational community projects across London and the south of England. 

This is a new role in our London adoption team.  Our adoption teams focus solely on adoption and recruiting adoptive parents who can consider fostering to adopt and adopting a wide-range of children. 

Working closely with the London Adoption Team Manager you will provide support and supervision to a team of dedicated and experienced social workers.  This will include managing workloads across the team as well as coaching and supervising team members to ensure that the highest standards of quality and professional practice are achieved and maintained and they reach their full potential.  

You’ll lead team discussions and workshops to share learning and best practice and keep the team updated on practice developments and service improvements.   In addition, you will carry your own caseload and deputise for the Team Manager as needed.

You should be a qualified registered social worker, with at least 3 years’ child social care experience including adoption experience.  Skilled at undertaking more complex assessments, your own standards of practice will be consistently high and you will work with the child at the centre of all that you do.

With excellent communication skills, you’ll be a confident networker, able to build successful working relationships within your own team, across the service and with external professionals.
 
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is keen to move into management and you will have access to learning and professional development opportunities.  As you will be working with families and colleagues across a geographical area, you must be able to travel and work flexibly as needed.

Interested? If you would like to join an inspirational organisation where you can make a real difference to children and families, please apply by completing an application form and sending it to PACT_HR@pactcharity.org.  For further information please email:  PACT_HR@pactcharity.org or telephone: 0118 402 1681. 

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Louise Hartley, Team Manager (email: louise.hartley@pactcharity.org or telephone: 07587 552399).

Closing date:      noon, Monday 8th February 2021
Interview date:  Friday 19th February 2021

Please note that we may close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

We look forward to hearing from you!
 

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Salary:

£38,685 - £46,549pa

Based:

Pimlico, London

Contract:

Permanent

Hours per week:

37

Closing date:

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 12:00

Interviews:

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 09:00