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.

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

Team Leader - PACT Adopter Champions

PACT (Parents and Children Together) has been building and strengthening families since 1911. We are a supportive and respectful place where people are genuinely passionate about delivering positive outcomes for children and their families.  With our outstanding rating with Ofsted we work with a high degree of flexibility and innovation to remain at the forefront of adoption services for over 60 years.

The adopter champion team leader will lead the team of experienced adopter champions who are raising awareness about adoption and providing support to other adopters on their adoption journey by sharing their personal experiences with other adopters and in the community, local media and online.  The team will also support prospective adopters by phone as well as supporting the PACT adoption team at adoption information events.

The postholder will be part of PACT’s post adoption support team. They will manage the referrals into the Adopter Champion service and will be responsible for coaching and supporting the adopter champions to generate enquiries from prospective adopters and provide support to them.

The adopter champions are also responsible for the successful delivery of PACT’s ImPACT days programme, that provide an invaluable opportunity for adopted children and their families to get together and take part in some fun, engaging activities and to share experiences and make connections.

This is an exciting role supporting a priority area for PACT, and therefore requires someone who is passionate about finding more ‘forever families’ for children in care.

They will be well organised, energetic, and confident with social media and speaking to the general public as well as being a supportive and encouraging team leader.

This is a permanent part-time position, for three days (22.5 hours) a week with a full time equivalent salary range of £24,591 - £30,056 per annum plus inner London weighting of £3,299 FTE if based in London.

Interested? If you would like to apply please complete the PACT application form and email to  PACT_HR@pactcharity.org with details of how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the criteria outlined in the job description. For further details please email PACT_HR@pactcharity.org or call 0118 938 7600.

The closing date for applications is Monday 25th February and interviews will be held on Tuesday 5th March. 

 

 

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Salary:

£24,591 - £30,056pa

Based:

South East

Contract:

Part-time

Hours per week:

22.5

Closing date:

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:00

Volunteering Coordinator

Volunteers play a key role in our continued success and we want to ensure that they are valued and motivated and the volunteering scheme fully embedded in all the services we deliver to support and build families.  We currently have approximately 35 volunteers who work in a range of roles across the charity including office duties, fundraising, support for our community projects and social work student placements.

This role is responsible for developing and managing volunteering opportunities and for promoting the volunteer programme throughout PACT as well as with external partners. In addition, the volunteering coordinator provides support to both volunteers and staff working alongside volunteers by coordinating all aspects of PACT’s volunteering programme, including recruitment and general administration and for ensuring that volunteers receive a positive and worthwhile experience with PACT.

This is an exciting role supporting a priority area for PACT, and therefore requires someone who is creative and enthusiastic as well as being well organised and able to pay good attention to detail. They will also be able to work occasional evenings and weekends, be a team player and have a passion for supporting and building families.

This is a permanent, part-time role for 18.5 hours a week, based in Reading. 

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 6th March and interviews will be held on Tuesday 12th March.

Interested? If you would like to apply please complete the PACT application form and email to PACT_HR@pactcharity.org with details of how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the criteria outlined in the job description.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Debbie Hardy, Head of HR on 0118 402 1685.

 

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Salary:

£24,591 - £30,056pa

Based:

Reading

Contract:

Permanent

Hours per week:

18.5

Closing date:

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:00

Web Development Officer

PACT is proud to be able to offer adopters a wide and holistic suite of support and PACT’s Adopter Hub is a flagship service.  PACT is looking for a web development officer to join The Adopter Hub team to provide robust technical expertise to deliver a smooth delivery including CMS and design development, user maintenance and support, content management, editing audiovisual media as well as problem-solving and ongoing maintenance.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a creative individual with excellent IT skills to join a team passionate to develop our support services. You should be a strong IT professional and enjoy working in a team.

This is a permanent, full-time role based in Reading. The salary is in the range of £24,591 - £30,056 per annum.

Interested? If you would like to apply please complete the PACT application form and email to  PACT_HR@pactcharity.org with details of how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the criteria outlined in the job description.

The closing date for applications is Monday 4th March and interviews will be held on Monday 11th March. 

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Salary:

£24,591 - £30,056pa

Based:

Reading

Contract:

Permanent

Hours per week:

37

Closing date:

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 12:00