Careers

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

If you are interested in joining the PACT 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 employees 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 or for further information about any of the roles below please email PACT_HR@pactcharity.org or telephone 0118 402 1681.

See PACT's Safeguarding policySafer Recruitment Policy and Code of Conduct.

No agencies please.

Thank you for considering PACT as an employer.

Current opportunities

The Adopter Hub Manager

Would you like the satisfaction of knowing that your work helps to make a real and significant difference to the lives of our adoptive children and families? PACT is one of the leading voluntary adoption agencies in the UK and has been at the forefront of adoption services for more than 60 years. 

As a result of our many years of experience supporting adopters, we understand how important it is to ensure adopters get the right support at a time that works for them. The Adopter Hub is an important part of the support we offer and was developed by PACT in order to provide online support, learning opportunities and information for both adopters and professionals working with adoptive families.

As Manager of The Adopter Hub you will be responsible for managing the content and delivery of the online adopter support platform, ensuring it is resourced, fit for purpose and operates successfully.  You will manage the relationships with our external digital support agency and recruit, train and support a team of volunteer online adoption supporters. 

You can find out more about The Adopter Hub at www.theadopterhub.org although please bear in mind that, due to the sensitivity of the subject matter, most of the content is behind a secure log-in.

Ideally, we are looking for someone with experience of developing and delivering content on a web-based platform including webchat, webinars and eLearning alongside experience of managing and developing support teams. An appreciation of the needs of looked after children and experience of working in an adoption, adoption support or education setting would be a real advantage.

This is a permanent, full time appointment, based in Reading offering a salary in the range £28,942 - £35,373 pa.

Interested? If you feel excited about this role and would like to join an organisation that offers a supportive working culture, please apply by completing an application form and sending it to PACT_HR@pactcharity.org

Closing date for applications is Monday 29th July and interviews will be held on Monday 12th August.

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Salary:

£28,942 - £35,373pa

Based:

Reading

Contract:

Permanent

Closing date:

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 09:00

Interviews:

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 09:00

Communities Administrator

PACT’s community services include Alana House and Bounce Back 4 Kids. Alana House is an innovative women’s community solution in Reading and provides outreach support Berkshire wide. The Alana House team use a holistic approach to support women by empowering them to take control of their lives, make informed decisions and improve their life chances. Bounce Back 4 Kids is a support programme for families affected by domestic abuse.  The team provide group and individual support in Berkshire.

We are now looking for a strong team player to help with providing valuable administrative support to the team. This is a varied role with responsibility for creating a welcoming environment for service-users, visitors and partnership workers, inputting accurate and timely data to the database, planning and running the service delivery diary, ordering resources and stock, answering the phone and door buzzer, arranging meetings and minute taking.

You should have some previous administrative experience, ideally gained in a social care setting, have good IT skills (particularly using databases and Excel), be calm, friendly and approachable and able to work both as part of a friendly and busy team and independently.

This is a part time permanent appointment for 22.5 hours per week (equivalent to three days per week) based in Reading. It offers a pro rata salary in the range £11,270 - £13,774 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.

The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 24th July and interviews will be held on Thursday 8th August.

To apply, download an application form and return to PACT_HR@pactcharity.org. For more information email PACT_HR@pactcharity.org or call 0118 402 1681.

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Salary:

£11,270 - £13,774pa

Based:

Reading

Contract:

Part-time

Hours per week:

22.5

Closing date:

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 12:00

Interviews:

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 09:00

Office and Database Manager

PACT’s Community services include Alana House and Bounce Back 4 Kids. Alana House is an innovative women’s community solution in Reading and provides outreach support Berkshire wide. The Alana House team use a holistic approach to support women by empowering them to take control of their lives, make informed decisions and improve their life chances. Bounce Back 4 Kids is a support programme for families affected by domestic abuse.  The team provide group and individual support in Berkshire.

This is a busy and varied role, responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the office, ensuring effective office support services are provided to colleagues and providing PA support to senior managers so that they may effectively deliver services.

In addition, as the Database Manager, the postholder will have responsibility for ensuring the ongoing integrity of the Communities database, Lamplight, undertaking data analysis and producing reports and key statistics to evidence the great work we do.

To succeed in this role, you need to be reliable, resourceful and self-motivated with the ability to provide a high standard of administration support.

Excellent IT and communication skills are essential as is being able to work as part of a team and independently when needed.  With a keen eye for accuracy and detail you should be well organised, able to cope with pressure at times and demonstrate empathy with vulnerable people. Ideally you will have some previous supervisory experience.

This is a permanent position for three to five days a week (full or part-time hours will be considered) based in Reading. It offers a full time equivalent salary in the range £25,083 - £30,656 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.

Closing date for applications is midday on Tuesday 6th August and interviews will be held on Monday 12th and 19th August.

To apply, download an application form and return to PACT_HR@pactcharity.org. For more information email PACT_HR@pactcharity.org or call 0118 402 1681.

 

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Salary:

£25,083 - £30,656pa

Based:

Reading

Contract:

Permanent

Closing date:

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 12:00

Interviews:

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 09:00

IT Operations Manager

PACT helps hundreds of families every year through outstanding adoption and award-winning therapeutic support and inspirational community projects across London and the south of England. We are one of the UK’s leading independent adoption agencies. Our mission is to provide adoption and community services to vulnerable children, women and families.

We are looking for an experienced IT professional to manage and further develop our IT and telephony infrastructure and resources across multiple sites. Your role is key in ensuring that our IT and communications services are maintained to a high technical standard so that our people are able to perform their jobs effectively.

You will manage both in-house and outsourced contracts for IT support services, oversee IT development projects and as part of our organisational digital strategy, support the Chief Operating Officer in setting the IT strategy for the charity.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in a busy and varied role where no day is the same. You will need to be confident advising senior colleagues on future development projects, working with a range of stakeholders to ensure that we make the best use of our IT services as well as carrying out day to day hands on tasks. 

This is a permanent, part-time position for three days per week, based in Reading. It offers a pro rata salary in the range £23,443 - £28,653 pa.

The closing date for applications is Friday 26th July and interviews will be held on Friday 9th August.

Interested? If you feel excited about this role and would like to join an organisation that offers a supportive working culture, please apply by downloading an application form and sending it to PACT_HR@pactcharity.org. For more information email PACT_HR@pactcharity.org or call 0118 402 1681.

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Salary:

£23,443 - £28,653pa

Based:

Reading

Contract:

Part-time

Closing date:

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 12:00

Interviews:

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 09:00

Communications and Marketing Officer

Would you like to make a difference and work for a voluntary organisation committed to building and strengthening families? PACT helps hundreds of families every year through outstanding adoption and award-winning therapeutic support and inspirational community projects across London and the south of England.

The Communications and Marketing Officer is responsible for producing all PACT communications and marketing materials and ensuring that all internal and external communications adhere to the PACT style. The role also raises awareness of the PACT brand and services by coordinating website content, sharing key messages and calls to action on PACT’s social media accounts and generating media coverage.

This is an exciting role raising awareness of PACT’s brand and reputation in order to support the organisation’s vision to find adopters for priority children and support vulnerable families in the community.

We are looking for someone who is creative, has excellent attention to detail, is a team player and has good communication (including creative writing) and good planning skills in order to manage a varied workload. You should have experience of using website CMS and co-ordinating content for social media pages. You should also be competent in the use of Microsoft Word and Publisher and Mailchimp email marketing tool.

This is a permanent, part-time position for 30 hours per week, to be based in Reading. It offers a pro rata salary in the range £17,522 - £21,415 pa (the full time equivalent salary is the range of £21,610 - £26,412 pa).

The deadline for applications is noon on Thursday 8th August and interviews will be held on Thursday 15th August.

To apply please complete and return an application form to PACT_HR@pactcharity.org.

To find out more please call 0118 402 1706 or for an informal discussion about the role, please contact Emma Owen, Head of Marketing and Communications on 07900 637612.

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Salary:

£17,522 - £21,415pa

Based:

Reading

Contract:

Part-time

Hours per week:

30

Closing date:

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 12:00

Interviews:

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 09:00

Women’s Community Project Support Worker

PACT’s Alana House Women’s Community Project is an innovative women’s community solution in Reading that uses a holistic approach to support women by empowering them to take control of their lives, make informed decisions and improve their life chances.

We are looking for a full time Support Worker to join the team. You will have the opportunity to work on the Enrich and Sport England funded Love Me, Love Life projects and the opportunity is available until the end of June 2020.

You will hold a case load of women and be involved in regular outcomes-focussed person-centred one to one support work and group based sessions. You will be expected to do support plans, follow-up meetings, write reports demonstrating outcomes, make referrals to Alana House partners and other local agencies, lead groups and facilitate drop-ins.

To succeed in this role you will need sound administrative skills in order to complete measurement tools and necessary reporting and have experience of supporting and working with vulnerable people, enabling them to positive changes in their lives and reduce chaotic lifestyles. 

This is a full time appointment on a fixed term contract until end of June 2020. The role is based in Reading and offers a salary in the range £21,610 - £26,412 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.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 9th August and interviews will be held on Wednesday 21st August.

To apply, download an application form and return to PACT_HR@pactcharity.org. For more information email PACT_HR@pactcharity.org or call 0118 402 1681.

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Salary:

£21,610 - £26,412pa

Based:

Reading

Closing date:

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 12:00

Interviews:

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 09:00

Placements Officer

Would you like to work for one of the leading voluntary adoption agencies in the UK? PACT has been at the forefront of adoption services for over 60 years. We place children with secure and loving families through our adoption service, rated overall outstanding by Ofsted.

The role of Placements Officer is key in the adoption process. You will be responsible for pro-actively finding children for our adopters after they have been approved by the adoption panel as well as being the first point of contact for statutory agencies looking to place children.

The role is office based and whilst you won't meet the children directly, you'll play a key role in finding their forever family.

We would love to hear from you if you can quickly form effective working relationships, can work flexibly in order to effectively manage a busy workload, enjoy working with a variety of agencies to achieve the right result, have knowledge of the adoption process and are determined to do the best for families and children.

This is a permanent position, full time or part-time hours will be considered, and can be based in Reading, London or Brighton. The full time equivalent salary is in the range £21,610 - £26,412 per annum plus a £3,299 per annum location allowance payable if based in London.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 28th July and interviews will be held on Thursday 8th August. To apply please complete and return an application form to PACT_HR@pactcharity.org. To find out more please call 0118 402 1706.

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Salary:

£21,610 - £26,412pa

Based:

Reading, London or Brighton

Contract:

Permanent

Closing date:

Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 12:00

Interviews:

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 09:00