Placement Officer

Placement Officer Full Time - 35 Hours Per Week

£24,300 per annum + £3,613 London Weighting

TACT, the UK’s largest fostering and adoption charity. Formed in 1993, we now have over 500 dedicated carers, who look after over 600 children and young people across the country. Our reputation and growth rests upon our strength in providing successful placements. As a charity, we do not have shareholders who receive profits and we invest all of our surplus income into service, staff, carers, and children's development.

Building upon our reputation for delivering excellent outcomes for children. We are now looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic, highly-motivated individual with experience in administration within the social care field to work with us as a Placement Officer.

The Placement Officer is responsible for receiving placement requests for children who need to be looked after and matching them to our foster carer in cooperation with the Duty Social Worker.  The role requires exceptional communication skills and discrection, sensitivity and the capability to deal with conflicting priorities at times.

The successful applicant will have the following essential attributes:

  • experience in a social care and health setting working with children/young people and a knowledge of safeguarding procedures.
  • evidence of excellent communication skills and attention to detail
  • the ability to build a rapport and a positive working relationship with external partners
  • demonstrable general administration and office experience

A standard DBS clearance is required for this role and will be undertaken by TACT on your behalf.

TACT offer an excellent benefits package including 31 days paid holiday, flexible working arrangements, group income protection scheme, death in service and stakeholder pension scheme (salary sacrifice) and fantastic learning and development opportunities.

Please see the Placement Officer Job Description and Job Information Pack for full details.

  • Closing Date: Sunday 17th November 2019
  • Interviews: Monday 2nd December 2019

TACT reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient numbers of applications are received, you are therefore advised to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment