Self-employed Sessional Youth Worker

PACT is one of the UK’s leading voluntary adoption agencies, rated Outstanding by Ofsted, and has been at the forefront of adoption services for over 60 years. We know that many of the challenges encountered by adoptive families can stem from their adopted children’s adverse early life experiences. Because of these, adopted children can often have difficulties in trusting adults and forming healthy relationships within their new families. This is when our adoption support services can help to make a positive difference for everyone.

We are now looking to expand further upon our support services for children and young people and we are looking to source an enthusiastic, highly motivated self-employed and experienced Sessional Youth Worker.   

Travel may be required around Reading, London and Brighton so that we can reach as many children and young people as possible and can carry out our activities face to face with them. 

We currently offer drama, crafts, singing, cooking, experiments, story and percussion activities for children aged 2 – 10 years old adopted through PACT and we are now looking for someone who can help us to further build upon these existing activities and run some additional future events for older children and young people.

The purpose of these activities is to provide the chance for the children and young people to have fun together, connect positively with each other and gain confidence within a safe and welcoming environment.

Sessions are flexible and can be arranged to fit around other commitments. However, we will require some of the activities to be run during school holidays and on some weekends. We can offer a competitive rate for each activity event. 

You will be well organised, energetic, and highly confident and experienced in working directly and creatively with children and their parents. You will also have some proven experience previously of working with vulnerable children within a professional capacity.

To find out more about becoming a contractor for PACT, contact our HR Team on 0118 402 1681.

If you are interested in joining the team, please complete our application form and email it to  

We look forward to hearing from you!

PACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, and where applicable, overseas checks.  Please note prospective contractors will need to evidence they have the relevant permission to work in the UK.

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.