Assistant Team Manager, Adoption team

Location: Based in London with hybrid working arrangements. The role provides service delivery with regular travel in the London Boroughs.

Contract type: Fixed term appointment for up to 12 months.

Hours per week: Full time post, 37 hours per week.

Salary: Salary range: £39,434 to £48,198 per annum, plus £3,299 per annum location allowance

Closing date: Monday 22nd July 2024 at 9am

Interview date: Wednesday 31st July 2024

At Parents And Children Together (PACT) we are genuinely passionate about what we do.  We strengthen families through the quality services we provide and through our energy and professionalism, we deliver excellence.

We have been at the forefront of adoption services for over 60 years, working with local authorities across the country.  With our outstanding rating with Ofsted, we work with a high degree of flexibility and innovation and with a range of adopters from all backgrounds.

Our adoption teams focus on recruiting adoptive parents who can consider fostering to adopt and/or adopting a wide range of children including those over four years old, sibling groups of two or more children, children from diverse ethnicities and children who may have physical or learning disabilities. With access to our specialist therapeutic services, we are proud to provide excellent lifetime support for our families’ adoption journeys. 

Working closely with the Team Manager, you will provide support and supervision to a team of dedicated and experienced social workers. This will include assisting with 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. In addition, you will carry your own small 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.

For an informal conversation please contact Louise Hartley, Adoption Team Manager, at or Mandy Davies, Assistant Service Director at

We look forward to hearing from you. Early application is encouraged. We will review applications received throughout the advertising period and we may close the vacancy or interview earlier than stated.

Please do not submit your CV, only completed application forms will be accepted.  No agencies please.

PACT is a supportive and respectful place where people are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of women, children and families from many different backgrounds.  We continuously look to progress the ways in which we create families and bring people together and encourage applications from people across all communities.  We are committed to ensuring that our people and our services reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and applications from people from under-represented groups are particularly welcomed. 

PACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Anyone joining our team is subject to PACT’s Safer Recruitment pre-appointment enquiries.  These include the provision of documentation of the right to work in the UK, Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, overseas police check where applicable and references covering a minimum 5 year period.  All opportunities are based in the UK.