Form F Assessor Roles

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We’re recruiting enthusiastic and skilled social workers for self-employed Form F Assessor roles in North Wales, Greater Manchester, Middlesbrough, Doncaster, Leeds, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Nottingham and Derby.

How to apply?

Please click here to apply for a Form F Assessor role with TACT.

What is a Form F Assessor?

As a self-employed Form F Assessor, you’ll assess prospective foster carers using video calling and face-to-face visits to meet the applicant/s and undertake health and safety assessments. Ultimately, you’ll identify whether an applicant or applicants are suitable to be approved as foster carers, determine the kind of fostering for which they are suitable, and consider any terms of approval.

Our Form F Assessor roles suit many people as they can help support a positive work-life balance by allowing you to choose the amount of work and hours undertaken.

Form F Assessor Fee

Our Form F Assessor fee is competitive, and we pay a generous mileage allowance.

This is what we offer:

Form F Assessor Salary: £2,000 per Form F assessment

Hours: Flexible

Mileage Allowance: 45p per mile


  • We really value our self-employed social workers and we’ll treat you like one of the TACT family. So much so, that we’ll pay 75% of your fee as soon as we approve your completed Form F Assessment, with the remainder to be paid after the fostering panel hearing.
  • Even if your prospective foster carers choose not to progress to the fostering panel, we’ll still pay you £33 per hour for work completed up to that point (up to a maximum of £2000).
  • We’re a ‘beyond profit’ foster agency, which means that every spare penny is invested back into the welfare of children and young people, and their foster carers. Unlike some agencies, we aren’t here to make money for profit-hungry investors or private equity firms.
  • We make time for you! Once you join the team, we’ll introduce you to your friendly line manager. They’ll be there from the start to help you settle in, understand how we work and of course provide regular and responsive guidance and support throughout.
  • You’ll be issued with our handy guide, ‘Undertaking a fostering assessment with TACT’. This will help you understand what is expected of you, and be invaluable source of information, especially during your settling-in period.
  • You’ll be invited to attend our monthly online assessor forums where you can get to know other assessors and share best practice (this is optional, but highly recommended!)
  • As part of our continual improvement, this year we’ve streamlined our recruitment procedures to ensure we use your valuable time efficiently. You’ll have noticed above that we offer two ways to make an initial application for a Form F Assessor role. Whichever method you choose, we promise to review your application and respond with a decision on next steps, within just five working days.

“Working with different foster carers and assessing carers to be foster carers has been a highlight in my work with TACT. The foster carers the charity have are experienced, are welcoming, willing to learn and develop.” 

“The flexibility of being a self-employed form F assessor fits in around my personal life, which enables me to have a good work-life balance.”


“TACT provide regular supervision; the specialist social worker that supports me with my independent work is excellent, very personable, experienced and willing to provide advice and support.”

– Melanie, Self-Employed Social Worker with TACT

What experience do I need?

Please refer to the role specification section of our downloadable job description on the Form F Assessor job advert for full details, but you’ll have a relevant professional qualification in social work, together with valid Social Worker registration. You’ll also have experience of undertaking assessments of potential foster carers or adopters.

A good knowledge of fostering regulations, childcare law and safeguarding issues is essential. You will be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Why choose the self-employed route to social work?

People decide to work with us on a self-employed basis for many reasons. Experienced social workers love the fact that they can choose which days they work and for how many hours, flexing depending on other commitments or even to ease into semi-retirement. Others simply love the fact that they can still earn a great wage, but with a greater focus on work-life balance. Parents enjoy that they get to spend more time with their young children and have greater control over their workload. Whatever your walk of life, it’s certainly a compelling option for many.

About our safeguarding procedures

We’re proud to have been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted for our Safer Recruitment Policy and Procedures.

To maintain these rigorous standards and ensure we continue to offer the best possible care for our children and young people, we’ll examine the skills, experience, qualifications and values of all applicants. If you’re successful in your application, and accept our offer, you’ll be expected to work in line with our safeguarding policies.