Social Worker or Senior Social Worker, Adoption team – Fixed term

Location: Based in Vauxhall, London with hybrid flexible working arrangements

Contract type: Fixed term appointment to end of November 2024

Hours per week: Part time 22.5 hours per week

Salary: Salary range for Social Worker: £19,145 to £23,399 pro-rata per annum (Full time equivalent range £31,483 to £38,479 per annum). Salary range for Senior Social Worker: £22,090 to £26,999 pro-rata per annum (Full time equivalent range £36,326 to £44,399 per annum). A regional allowance of £2,006 pro-rata per annum is also payable (£3,299 full time equivalent).

Closing date: 9am Monday 9th October 2023

Interview date: Tuesday 17th October 2023

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 work with a range of adopters from all backgrounds.  With access to our specialist therapeutic services, we are proud to provide excellent lifetime support for our families’ adoption journeys.

Our adoption teams focus on assessing prospective adopters 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. 

We are looking for an individual with social work experience with children and families to join us on a fixed term basis. You will manage all aspects of work with our valued applicants from the early stages of recruitment, Information Sharing Meetings, assessment, preparation and training, through to successful placement and post placement support up to the making of the adoption order.

Ideally, you will have previous experience of completing Prospective Adopter’s Reports, or similar reports such as Form F’s, and / or experience in family finding activity for children requiring permanence.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Louise Hartley, Team Manager by email to arrange

We look forward to hearing from you!

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.